Last Man on the Moon   Leave a comment

Thursday, 02 June, 2016

In late December 1972 after spending three days on the surface of the moon, Capt. Gene Cernan of the US Navy climbed up the ladder of the lunar module of Apollo 17 to become the last man to ever walk on the moon.

Tonight I went along to the Canberra Theatre to spend an evening in the company of a real life astronaut in order to watch a fantastic film about his life during and after the massive US space exploration program of the 60s and 70s. Later, the man himself came on stage and spoke at length about various aspects of this remarkable period. Clearly a skilled communicator, he held the whole audience in the palm of his hand as he regaled story after story about the highs and lows of the space race, the relationships between the astronauts themselves and loss he felt when some of them died in tragic accidents along the way.

So, if you’re interested in anything to do with the early space exploration programs (Gemini, Apollo etc.), do yourself a favor and get along to a showing of the doco film ‘the Last man on the Moon’.


Posted June 3, 2016 by yermandownunder in Canberra Events, Out and about

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