The last steps on the moon

If you’re like a lot of people on planet Earth this week, you’ve spent a lot of time looking at the moon, which is closer to Earth this week than the last time it was this close to Earth.

I’ve spent a lot of time with a telescope looking at the Sea of Tranquility, the location where humans first landed.

In a few years, there will no longer be a human alive who walked on the moon; the youngest of them is now 81.

Today, The Big Story provides this mini-doc on the last Apollo mission to the moon, in which Gene Cernan insisted it wasn’t the end of human space exploration. But in many ways, it was.