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Picture of an astronaut on the moon next to a rover with the American flag in the background
July 20, 2022

Moon Man

Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan is the last man to walk on the moon, on December 12, 1972. The August 2017 issue was devoted to space and included a section on the question of preserving the historic landing sites on the moon.
Photograph by NASA, Nat Geo Image Collection

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