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.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.