Today In History
Astronaut Eugene Cernan is the last man to walk on the moon Dec. 14, 1972, as part of Apollo 17.
…I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just [say] what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.
Thus ended three-and-half-years of lunar landings — six in total (Apollo 13 would have been seventh) — and a great American odyssey that began when John F. Kennedy said man would land on the moon by the end of the decade. It is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments (beyond watching every Calgary Flames game for a season and not sliding into a deep and crippling opiate addiction).
Today, all seven Conference III teams are in action in a total of five games. It’s not fair to compare any one of those games to Apollo 11, but which game is which mission? Today we find out. But first, some CRAZY Conference III/Apollo 17 coincidences from our good buddy Mighty Mike D:
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