Fe Ilya/Flickr, CC BY-SA Alan Marshall, Mahidol University Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you won’t have to bother
"'The Commander' tells the story of a retired astronaut who rediscovers his lust for life. Viewers watch as the man, surrounded by memories of the golden age of space exploration, sits solemnly, deep in reflection. When his son hands over the keys to a new Audi R8 V10 plus, he gets behind the wheel and relives the thrill of a rocket-like ride under the stars.
"You're doing one heck of a great job and you have got a big legacy to build upon. From where you leave off, we're going
On December 7, 1972 the crew of Apollo 17 pointed their 70 mm Hasselblad out the window and snapped the most famous photograph of all time, an image that "changed humankind's view of Earth forever."
Smithsonian Magazine reminded us on Tuesday of the classic 1972 video of astronauts Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and Eugene Cernan
"As I stepped up onto the ladder, I looked back at Earth in all its splendor -- I call it sitting on God's front porch looking home -- then down at my last footprint and realized, 'Hey, I'm not coming this way again.'"
El-Baz plans to highlight the issues of sustainable development and self-preservation at the Arab Environment 2009 conference in Beirut, Lebanon this November