Historical Photos To Blow Your Mind: New Release!

Space Age

Astronaut Charles Duke explored the moon’s surface in a lunar roving vehicle as part of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972, making him the tenth and youngest person to ever walk on the moon. While Duke was there, he shot a (protected) picture of a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which on the moon’s surface, where it remains to this day.

The family photograph had a message written on the back, “This is the family of astronaut Charlie Duke from planet Earth who landed on the moon on April 20, 1972.” Because the temperature of the moon goes up to 400 degrees in the area Duke landed, he says it’s probably faded by now.