The Last Mission to the Moon
Apollo 17
Real-Time Mission Experience
Thu Dec 07 1972
12:32:00 AM
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A real-time interactive journey through the Apollo 17 mission.
"When I left the Moon and started up the ladder, I was really at a loss. I didn’t want to leave and I looked down at my last footsteps and realised I wasn’t coming this way again. Looking back over my shoulder at the Earth had a particular significance to me – it was alive, it was moving, with purpose and beauty through space and time. In those short few minutes I wanted to figure out what was the meaning of us – everyone alive in the world today…I wanted to press the freeze button, stop time to give myself a chance to think about it."
Gene Cernan
Commander, Apollo 17
The last man to walk on the moon


Credits

Ben Feist: Concept, research, mission data restoration, audio/video, architecture and programming. Follow @BenFeist for updates.
Chris Bennett: Visual design, interface styling and programming.

Thanks

David Woods: Author, How Apollo Flew to the Moon
Kipp Teague: Apollo mission photography
Stephen Slater: Archive Producer, Last Man on the Moon
Dr. Noah Petro and Ernie Wright: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA
Robin Wheeler: Transcript corrections
Apollo Flight Journal
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Houston Audio Control Room, Johnson Space Center, NASA
Internet Archive
The crew of Apollo 17

The Last Mission to the Moon

A real-time journey through the Apollo 17 mission.

Over 300 hours of audio | Over 22 hours of video | Over 3,600 photos

Relive every moment as it occurred in 1972.

45th Anniversary Edition

Hours of additional rare footage

Continued corrections and refinements

Landing site reconstruction using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data

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Thu Dec 07 1972
12:32:00 AM
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