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By Mary Apartment

June 29, 2020

SPACE STORIES

What's left behind on the moon?

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The chinese changes's 4 is the latest human object to reach the moon . But among the other probes , rocket parts and landers , what else is littering the lunar surface? Here's a selection

Neil armstrong may have taken one small step , but he left more than footprints. The US flag he planted , and others left by  subsequent missions , are expected to be  bleached white by now.

A moon Buggy! The Apollo'15 mission in 1971 was the first misson to use a lunar rover to carry astronauts about. The rover was also used by the Apollo 16 and 17 missions.

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But they weren't the first to drive .... Apollo's 14 Alan Shepard hit two golf balls he'd smuggled isnide his spacesuit. His colleague Edgar Mitchell threw a lunar scoop as a javelin.

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But they weren't the first to drive .... Apollo's 14 Alan Shepard hit two golf balls he'd smuggled isnide his spacesuit. His colleague Edgar Mitchell threw a lunar scoop as a javelin.

US geologist Gene Shoemaker devoted his life to studying  cosmic impacts. But his lunar dreams were only met when  his ashes were slammed into  the Moon on board the Lunar Prospector probe.