40 Years Ago – Apollo 17 Lands on Moon
Yes, 40 years ago, two American astronauts guided the lunar lander down to the rugged area - Taurus Littrow - on Earth's Moon. It was here that the only geologist to visit the moon - Harrison Schmitt - began his excited search of the landscape. The landing was at 12:55 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Here, at Shorty Crater (see photo) they dug in the loose soil and found an orange-colored material. It was part of over 110 kilograms of material they brought back.
We'll have more on the last manned mission to the moon tomorrow.