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


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


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 4,200 photos

Relive every moment as it occurred in 1972.

Dec. 2017 - 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