Here man completed his first explorations of the Moon
December 1972, A.D.
May the spirit of peace in which we came be reflected in the lives of all mankind
Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
President, United States of America
location: Taurus-Littrow Valley on Earth’s Moon (20.19080 degrees North, 30.77168 degrees East) http://www.google.com/moon/#lat=20.191559&lon=30.771320&zoom=12&apollo=a17/8
location: Attached to the ladder on the landing gear strut on the descent stage of the Apollo 17 Lunar Module “Challenger”.
photo courtesy of, and for more information, see: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17