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Old 02-23-2012, 08:06 AM
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Astronauts Singing And Dancing On The Moon

During the Apollo Moon missions some serious scientific experiments were carried out – but as one incredible piece of footage showed, the astronauts had some fun, too.
In a classic 1972 clip Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan break into a rendition of The Fountain In The Park as they skip along the lunar surface.
However, music purists won’t be impressed by their mangling of the lyrics – and the fact that they then forget them.
It’s Schmitt who bursts into song first, singing ‘I was strolling on the Moon one day’. Then Cernan joins in but, they don’t agree on how to perform they next line.
Cernan warbles the original ‘merry month of May’ line, but Schmitt changes it to December, the month the Moon mission took place.
Schmitt heartily carries on, singing ‘when much to my surprise, a pair of bonny eyes…’. But his memory fails him and he replaces the next line with ‘do do do be do’ before exclaiming ‘Isn’t this a neat way to travel?’
The astronauts can be seen hopping and skipping along as they carry on humming.
Apollo 17 was the sixth and last Apollo mission and the last time that humans walked on the surface.
The mission returned to earth on December 19, 1972.
The team carried out a series of experiments including seismic profiling, atmospheric composition analysis and lunar sampling, orbital and biomedical experiments.
The crew spent 22 hours on the lunar surface in total.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: Astronauts Singing And Dancing On The Moon

Awesome...they actually got some personal time on all the Apollo missions except 11.....not much but a little! Great thread though!

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:06 PM
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Re: Astronauts Singing And Dancing On The Moon

It would be cool except it was THE GOVERNMENT STAGING IT!!!!!!

Ok maybe not, awesome video though

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