Our Last Manned Moon Mission Splashed Down 40 Years Ago Today

Contrary to the cries of conspiracy theorists, there was once a time when man traveled to the moon, and on this day in 1972, we made one last splashdown in the Pacific Ocean before cutting ties. Since then, mankind hasn't traveled more than 400 miles above the Earth's surface (the moon lies almost 240,000 miles above). » 12/19/12 5:40pm 12/19/12 5:40pm