Last Man to Walk on the Moon Visiting Des Moines

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The last man to walk on the moon is visiting Des Moines to talk about innovation.

Eugene Cernan will share his personal stories about space when he visits Des Moines Area Community College on March 6. He will speak on the main stage at the school's West Campus.

Cernan was part of several historic space missions. In 1972, he was the last person to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon.

During his visit to the college, Cernan is expected to talk about his support for future space exploration.

Cernan is one of several speakers visiting the school during an innovation-themed week. It will take place March 3-6. The events are free and open to the public.

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