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  • 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong take those famous first steps on the moon.

  • But after the Apollo 11 astronauts return to Earth, public interest in later Apollo missions began to fade.

  • But the people who continued to tune in were treated to some pretty special moments.

  • Astronauts took advantage of their unique surroundings.

  • Toe have a bit of fun During the Apollo 17 mission, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt sang their own rendition off the fountain in the park.

  • I was thrown lean on the moon one day.

  • Get a merry Merry Mount, December How may may the classic jumping photo.

  • It may have been attempted at the last wedding you attended.

  • Come on out here and give me a photo.

  • Well, during the Apollo 16 mission, astronaut Charlie Duke captured John Young in midair while saluting to the flag, Way off the ground.

  • Come on!

  • Mhm!

  • There we go.

  • It's since gone down as one of the most famous Apollo photos ever taken.

  • When they weren't taking epic pictures, Duke and Young got to drive around in a lunar rover.

  • The electric buggies were used on the last Apollo missions, 15 16 on 17 on provided astronauts a fast way to cover large distances, helping them make more scientific discoveries than they could on foot or just to do a bit of joy riding.

  • I thought the ride was real sporty.

  • It bounced a lot.

  • Sometimes both front wheels were off the surface.

  • The back end is like driving on ice and breaking loose occasionally.

  • But it was a lot of fun.

  • Back in the 16th century, Galileo taught his students that objects fall at the same rate, regardless of their size or mass.

  • That is, if they're not restricted by any resistance from the air.

  • Well, in my left hand, I have a feather in my right hand.

  • A hammer.

  • Well, since the moon has virtually no air to breathe, Apollo 15 commander David Scott decided to test this experiment by dropping a feather and a hammer from the same height.

  • Lo and behold, they did, in fact, hit the ground at the same time about that.

  • On just for a little fun, Alan Shepard brought the head of a six iron on a couple of golf balls aboard Apollo 14.

  • The head was modified so he could attach it to an instrument that collected rock samples the tribal fan trap shot here that should have gone probably on the earth, maybe 30 35 yards.

  • But that little rascal went over 200 yards on the one hand shot like that, it was in the air.

  • The time of flight was almost 35 seconds over miles and miles.

  • These lighter moments punctuated the main mission of scientific exploration.

  • But perhaps the most enduring images are the ones.

  • When the astronauts actually looked back at Earth, this one taken on Apollo 17, the last time man was on the moon, it's known simply as the blue marble.

600 million people watched Neil Armstrong take those famous first steps on the moon.

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Having Fun On The Moon

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/05
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