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16Jan/17

Gene Cernan, last person to walk on the moon, dies at age 82

Former U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at age 82, the U.S. space agency says.

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07Dec/15
Earth in Full View

Earth in Full View

Earth in Full View
The Apollo 17 crew caught this breathtaking view of our home planet as they were traveling to the Moon on Dec. 7, 1972. It’s the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap. Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible, along with the Arabian Peninsula.