NASA Releases New Photo From Apollo 17

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In December of 1972, Apollo 17 left the moons surface and to this date no human has been back to step foot on the lunar surface. Moves have been made in the last few years to solve this problem with things going as far as Newt Gingrich calling for a permanent colony on the moon by the year 2020.

After all of this time, NASA decided to release a new color photo of Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt. He is one of the last two men to ever step foot on the moon. The gorgeous shot was taken by fellow astronaut Eugene Cernan, who was on the surface with Schmitt, while the third man on their mission, Ronald Evans, orbited the moon.

The Apollo 17 astronauts brought home 110Kg of moon rocks which is by far the most of any Apollo mission. Schmitt and Cernan’s lunar rover is perched at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange moon soil.

Check out this link to see a huge hi-res version of this photo from NASA.

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