The Last Man on the Moon
Commemorative T-Shirt

Space History

At 05:40:56 GMT on 14 December, 1972, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Gene Cernan returned to the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) Challenger, ending the last Extravehicular Activity (EVA) of what would prove to be the final expedition of the Apollo program. To date, no other humans have returned, yet, to set foot on the Lunar surface, foisting on Captain Cernan the dubious honor and title of being "The Last Man on the Moon."

Responding to the apparent lack of public interest in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Nixon Administration cut NASA funding dramatically. In turn, NASA spent practically all of its human space flight budget on developing the Space Shuttle and the project now known as the International Space Station. As a result, there have been no significant funds for human-present extraterrestrial exploration for a time span approaching two generations.

We here at The L5 Development Group, along with many other organizations, believe a return to a wider range of human space activities is long overdue. Consequently, we are making our rally call, saying


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Commemorative T-Shirt

We created a T-shirt to commemorate the historic event for its thirtieth anniversary, which occured on December 14, 2002. The front of the shirt features a photo of the night launch of Apollo 17 as its background and one of Gene Cernan as an insert; the text "The Last Man on the Moon" honoring Gene Cernan and the event's "December 14, 1972" date; and the "IT'S TIME TO GO BACK!" rally call. The back of the shirt sports a brief description of the event and the "IT'S TIME TO GO BACK!" rally call, plus the phrase "We need space to grow" popularized by the WinVN development team, a group of NASA engineers and their collaborators who wrote a freely distributed Usenet newsreader program.

Our T-shirt design is illustrated below.

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black Last Man Commemorative T-Shirt, front black Last Man Commemorative T-Shirt, back

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The price of each shirt purchased contributes US$ 5.00 toward the space business operations of The L5 Development Group.



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