Last Man On The Moon Passes

RIP Capt. Gene Cernan

January 17, 2017

Those of us who grew up during the race for the moon will feel this loss more than most. During a time when the nation nearly tore itself apart because of racial inequality and war, the raw courage and smarts of the men who strapped themselves into metal tubes sitting atop a barely controlled explosion helped unite us and reinforce our purpose as a nation.

The hundreds of thousands of Americans of all colors and creeds who worked to get an American to the moon reminded us that, united, there is nothing we cannot accomplish if we stand and work together.

"I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I'd like to just say what I believe history will record: that America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus–Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." — Eugene Cernan,

Thank you Captain Cernan and Godspeed.

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