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There is no erosion on the moon surface because there is no wind or water to flow over the landscape. So, the footprints have nothing to disturb them and will remain as long as the moon remains.

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Who where the last astronauts on the moon and when?

The last astronauts to walk on the moon were Apollo 17. On 19/12/1972.

Who did the last Apollo mission?

The last manned moon mission was the Apollo 17 , with astronauts Eugene Cernan, harrison Schmitt to walk on the moon.

Why the footprint left by Apollo astronauts last for centuries?

Yes they will remain for centuries.

Are there winds on the Moon ... is there still the furrow of astronauts and how many of them were there on the Moon?

There is no atmosphere, so no winds. The footprints could last tens of millions of years if not disturbed. The LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) has taken pics of all the Apollo landing sites, some clearly enough you can see the footpads of the LM and the trails of disturbed dust where the astronauts walked. A total of 12 astronauts walked on the Moon.

Why will the footprints left behind by the Apollo astronauts last for thousands of years?

There's no wind on the moon. There's no outside force to disturb the soil, unless an asteroid or meteor hit that area. In the near-perfect, waterless vacuum of the Moon, there is no wind or water to erode the footprints and tire tracks, only the pull of a gravitational force one-sixth that of the Earth.

How long does a footprint last on the moon?

Until something disturbs it, like a future meteor impact, or a future moon landing. The footprints left by the astronauts may last millions of years.

What happened to Apollo 18 crew members?

Nothing what so ever happened to the Apollo 18 astronauts. The reason being there never ever was a Apollo 18 moon mission. Apollo 17 was the last moon mission launchedby N.A.S.A.

Why the the footprints by the Apollo astronauts last for centuries on the moon?

There is no wind or atmosphere on the moon so the dust that it is made in will not be blown away unless it is hit by a meteor or it is destroyed by humans.

What phase came last used a three-person craft and reached the moon?

Apollo 17 was the last moon mission , astronauts were Eugene cernan and harrison Schmitt.

How did many of the moons craters from?

Scientists believe that almost all of the Moon's craters were formed from impacts; asteroids or meteors or comets or SOME kind of space rock that hit the Moon and causes the crater. We see craters here on Earth, as well. But Earthly craters are eroded away by wind, weather, rain and volcanic activity. On the Moon, there is no air, no wind or rain, and no vulcanism; so a crater on the Moon will last until it is erased by another crater. On the Moon, even footprints last forever. A recent lunar orbiter has taken photos of the Apollo lunar landers on the Moon, and the astronauts' footprints are still visible from 40 years ago.

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Did American astronauts conduct joint space missions with Soviet cosmonauts?

Yes; in 1975 the last Apollo mission was a join mission with a Soviet Soyuz

What was the last Apollo mission to the moon?

The Apollo 17 was the last Apollo Moon mission

What was the last Apollo mission?


What is the last Apollo mission?

Apollo 17

Why do footprints last for hundreds of years?

cause they just do

When did NASA last send astronauts to the moon?

Apollo 17 was the last manned moon mission. It was launched December 7, 1972 and splashed down back here on Earth December 19, 1972.

What was the last Apollo missions to go to the moon?

The last mission was the Apollo 17 also the eleventh Apollo mission and sixth and last lunar landing.

When was Apollo last moon mission?

The Apollo 17 was the last Apollo Moon mission, as the Missions 18-21 were cancled.

Why was Apollo 17 the last mission?

Apollo 17 was the last apollo rocket to go to space because it was to much money.

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When is the last time man set foot on the moon?

Apollo 17 landed on the moon on December 11, 1972, and departed on the 14th. The astronauts on Apollo 17 were Eugene A. Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, and Ronald E. Evans (Command Module pilot). Gene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon.

What happened during Apollo eighteen?

There was no Apollo 18 , the last one was Apollo 17.

What Apollo mission was the last mission to the moon?

Apollo 17 was the last trip to the moon by men.

What was the last manned Apollo mission to the Moon?

Apollo 17