The last man on the Moon has left the Earth

Three-time astronaut Gene Cernan has now passed, at the age of 82.  He flew in space three times — twice to the moon, once to orbit it and once to walk upon it.  (Only two other men have been to the moon twice: Jim Lovell and John Young.  Both are still living.)  In his honor, enjoy this video of his final liftoff, leaving the Moon in 1972.  (Many people ask who took this video: it was taken by the lunar rover, under remote control from Earth.)


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