The Sky at Night - Last Man on the Moon

Sir Patrick Moore introduces an edition of the long-running astronomy series that focuses its telescope on the moon. Chris Lintott reports on the Apollo moon landings and explores the now deserted Mission Control with Eugene Cernan, three-time Apollo astronaut and the man who, for more than 35 years, has held the title 'last man on the moon'.

Although Eugene Cernan is credited with the title 'last man on the moon', a similar epithet was granted to his fellow astronaut on the final Apollo mission to date. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt followed Cernan onto the lunar terrain and so became the last man to step onto the moon, but he then returned to the module before Cernan, who therefore remains the last person to have stood on the moon's surface.

↗ Originally broadcast 3 December 2007.

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