If You Build It, They Will ComeForty-five years after the last Moon landing, it’s time to stop talking and start doing again.

If You Build It, They Will ComeForty-five years after the last Moon landing, it’s time to stop talking and start doing again.

A photo, taken by the Apollo 11 crew on their way home from the moon, showed both the first and last lunar landing sites. The first manned lunar landing, Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, occurred at the southwestern part of the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission, touched down in the Taurus-Littrow area, a combination mountainous highland and lowlands valley region.

A photo, taken by the Apollo 11 crew on their way home from the moon, showed both the first and last lunar landing sites. The first manned lunar landing, Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, occurred at the southwestern part of the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission, touched down in the Taurus-Littrow area, a combination mountainous highland and lowlands valley region.

Training in the US for Apollo 17 in December 1972, the last moon landings Photograph: Courtesy of WestLicht

The golden age of space exploration – in pictures

Training in the US for Apollo 17 in December 1972, the last moon landings Photograph: Courtesy of WestLicht

Avatar the last air bender. Sokka does not take the moon landing very well.

Avatar the last air bender. Sokka does not take the moon landing very well.

Space: Training in US for Apollo 17 flight Dec 1972, the last Moon landings

The golden age of space exploration – in pictures

Gene Cernan, commander of the last moon landing, tells his story in the new documentary, "The Last Man on the Moon."

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

Gene Cernan, commander of the last moon landing, tells his story in the new documentary, "The Last Man on the Moon."

Looking down at the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module and the Moon’s surface, from the separated Lunar Module.  This is the last photo taken from the LM prior to its descent and landing one orbit later. (NASA)

Looking down at the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module and the Moon’s surface, from the separated Lunar Module. This is the last photo taken from the LM prior to its descent and landing one orbit later. (NASA)

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