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Last men on the Moon »
We're beyond the 30th anniversary of the last men on the Moon. Apollo 17 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on December 7, 1972, to become the last manned lunar mission to date. The three-man Apollo team rode atop a Saturn V rocket on a mission that lasted 12 days 13 hours and 52 minutes. Apollo 17 arrived at Earth's pock-marked natural satellite after coasting across a quarter million miles of space from Earth for three days. Astronauts Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt and Eugene A. Cernan rode a Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) down to lunar surface while Ronald E. Evans stayed behind in Apollo 17's command capsule. The curtain was coming down on the Apollo space program after they returned to Earth.
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Russian dogs in space »
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Chinese astronauts have been seen flying in space »
The Peoples Republic of China, the world's most populous nation, has been sending men to space.
The Asian nation also wants to land a man on the Moon.
People from many nations have flown in space »
Afghanistan, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Netherlands, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam...
Human space firsts »
Extraordinarily interesting stories of those men and women who went to space first and did things first in space.
Yes, they do eat and sleep in space.
Surprise! Astronauts Eat in orbit. »
Do Astronauts Sleep In Orbit? »
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