A Family Portrait on the Moon

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Here’s another fun trivia about the lunar missions -- no, a family photoshoot wasn’t actually done on the moon, no matter how cool that would be – one astronaut purposely left a photo print of his family on the moon’s surface.

On his third and final trip to the moon, Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke left a small family photo on the lunar surface. Using the specialized Hasselblad camera that they had brought, he took some photos as a reminder.

Photo via Universe Today

The portrait – wrapped in a clear plastic bag — shows Duke with his wife Dorothy, and their two sons Charles and Thomas, and it has been there since 1972.

All information for this article was taken from Universe Today.

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written by geegraphy on 2013-02-15 in #news #space #nasa #lunar-mission #news #trivia #moon

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