Hutchinson, Kansas: Last Steps on the Moon

Outdoor bronze sculpture of Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan leaving bronze footprints on the Moon, as he was departing to return to Earth in December 1972.

Cosmosphere

Address:
1100 N. Plum St., Hutchinson, KS
Directions:
Just outside the front door to the Cosmosphere, which is on the north side of E. 11th Ave. just east of its intersection with N. Plum St.
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Last Steps on the Moon

At the entrance of the Cosmosphere, there is a statue of astronaut Gene Cernan entering the Lunar Excursion Module, leaving the last footsteps on the moon.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/01/2020]

Eugene Cernan, mission commander of Apollo 17, was the last 20th century astronaut to walk on the moon, on December 13-14, 1972. The sculpture was cast from a real Apollo spacesuit by artist Garland Weeks.


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