On December 14, 1972, Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt finish up their last EVA, and board the lunar module for their ride back to lunar orbit. The last two humans to walk on the moon leave the surface, and bring to a close one of the greatest adventures of the 20th Century. Gene Cernan becomes the "last man" to leave his bootprint in lunar soil.
A wonderful shot of the lunar module's ascent, as taken by Ron Evans orbiting in the command module.
A gorgeous, closeup view of the lunar module taken by Ron Evans as it approaches for docking to prepare for the return trip home.