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Because there is no wind or other weather on the moon, there is nothing to weather the footprints. Barring a meteor strike or something like that, or tourists (!), they will stay there forever.

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Who put their footprint on the moon?

The 12 Apollo astronauts have left their footprints on the moon.


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