February 21, 2015

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We're on our Way, Houston!

Originally published February 21, 2004


Image Credit: Jim Scotti

We're on our Way, Houston!

The last time humans were on the Moon was December 1972 - nearly 32 years ago! The inspiration from that magnificent and audacious journey still burns bright in some folks. In 1998, Jim Scotti, a scientist and artist at the Lunar and Planetary Lab in Tucson, painted this view of the last liftoff. The painting is based on a photograph taken by Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt just before humans left the Moon. When will we witness a return to the Moon? And what language will those future explorers speak? And does it matter?

Technical Details:
A 16 by 20 inch acrylic on canvas board

Related Links:
Jim Scotti's Apollo Page
Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Journal

Yesterday's LPOD: Last Quarter

Tomorrow's LPOD: More Discoveries near the Straight Wall

Author & Editor:
Charles A. Wood



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