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Last man on moon dead at 82- Gene Cernan

Old 16th Jan 2017, 19:47
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Last man on moon dead at 82- Gene Cernan

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82 | Fox News
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 20:00
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His official website: Gene Cernan | The Official Website of the Last Man on the Moon
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Godspeed to the Commander of Apollo 17, and at least he did not turn the lights off when he left.
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Old 16th Jan 2017, 20:21
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Rest in peace Captain Gene Cernan.
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So sad that before long there, once again, won't be anyone alive who's walked on the moon.
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RIP Gene Cernan - last man on the Moon

The heroes are leaving us one by one.

You are go for eternal orbit...

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...o-walk-on-moon
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My hero. These men were so brave and I agree with tdracer: soon we will not have then left on Earth with us. When I was 17 years of age, I wrote to Commander Cernan, at NASA, telling him how much I admired him and all of the NASA astronauts who went to the Moon. I was stunned that I received a handwritten reply from him. He had passed my letter around to his fellow astronauts, as well as his co-workers at NASA. He was so grateful that I had written. I still have the letter.
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 02:19
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I met Gene Cernan in 1985. A really interesting man, who gave a great talk to a group of my colleagues and our families.

I can recommend the documentary "The Last Man on the Moon" on Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80087933
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 07:28
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That is so sad. Only last few days I found out about his recent documentary 'Last man on the moon' and I was trying to get a copy when I read this. Saw him in the other documentary I have, 'In the shadow of the moon', and I always thought he was the coolest of the lot. Real sad news. We have now lost the first and the last man to walk on the moon.
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Old 17th Jan 2017, 09:36
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Spot on, Randall



https://xkcd.com/893/

Meta-Text for this sobering cartoon:

"The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision."
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 18:19
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Marian,

Did you make up the meta text or is it on the xkcd site?
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 18:31
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Number of living humans who have walked on another world

Given that "other worlds" is generally understood to mean other planets, it's a fairly easy graph to draw ...
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I42, the metatext as copied of the site:
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<img src="//imgs.xkcd.com/comics/65_years.png" title="The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision." alt="65 Years">
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"Given that "other worlds" is generally understood to mean other planets..."

For long-term habitation, I guess moons are subject to much greater extremes of temperature than planets, so a moon replica of mother-Earth is out of the question. But does that disqualify them as "worlds", Dave? Rumour has it that several moons of Jupiter and Saturn are a lot less uninhabitable than their gas-giant planets.
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