Astrogeology Science Center

Wonder No More: Back to the Moon We Go!

12 December 2017

Inquiring minds have wanted to know if astronauts will ever go back to the Moon, and if so, when? Neil Armstrong’s words “The eagle has landed" were uttered 45 years ago. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt took the most recent American steps on the Moon, in 1972. Twelve astronauts have left their boot prints on the lunar surface, but since then, some people have wondered why astronauts haven’t been back to dig deeper into lunar scientific investigations and endeavors. Inquiring minds need wonder no further! On December 11th President Trump authorized NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars.