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'The Last Steps': Take a trip to the furthest place we've ever been

November 16, 2016

— On December 7, 1972, NASA launched Apollo 17, a lunar mission crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. It would be the last time that humans traveled beyond Earth orbit, the last time man landed on another celestial body, and the last time man went to the moon.

"The theme of our mission is that this isn't the end," remarks Cernan in a pre-flight interview that plays as "The Last Steps" begins. "We have just begin [sic] to crawl with the Apollo program as mankind. We are just now hoping that we can learn to walk and then press onto the future."

"The Last Steps," directed by Todd Douglas Miller and presented by Great Big Story and CNN Films, uses rare, heart-pounding footage and audio to retrace the record-setting Apollo 17 mission.


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