A MEETING WITH THE UNIVERSE

Chapter 1



color photo of astronaut

Eugene Cernan standing in the Moon's Littrow Valley,

THE CLIMB INTO SPACE

Bevan M. French

"We came in peace for all Mankind."
The centuries-old "impossible dream" of hunmanity became reality on July 20, 1969 as human beings from the planet Earth first set foot upon another world - our Moon. The landing of Apollo 11, and the missions that followed it, began a new era in human exploration; we could now study new worlds close up and bring back samples of them to study in our laboratories. Here Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan stands in the Moon's Littrow Valley, flanked by an American flag and by the radio antenna of the astronauts'Lunar Roving Vehicle.
 



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