Gene Cernan, Neil Cavuto preview 'Fly Me to the Moon'
Fox News Reporting special marks 40 years since last moonwalk
- Duration 8:54
- Date Dec 7, 2012
Fox News Reporting special marks 40 years since last moonwalk
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Hey it's been forty years now since we sent a man to walk on the moon the last person to do it captain Jean cern.
And Neil sat down for an upcoming special that you do want to see on Sunday night 9 o'clock eastern time because -- -- to the moon.
-- you'll see it right here in the Fox News Channel and bring you the inside story the man who.
Risked their lives adventure into the final frontier of space.
Look at this -- -- bullpen didn't believe it.
Up at all.
You -- less human being to touch that surface.
How does that make you feel.
-- Really have it we can't.
Thank god -- as we Hillary -- -- -- -- -- God gave -- approval all of that and the.
I'm convinced that -- -- program welcome back big country needs to have something.
-- -- What could we do 101000 years we'll call part we -- seven -- my grandma.
On a farm in Michigan had a ringing telephone bill electricity and how how.
She think she watched -- -- Her life like to see the next generation and put that Clinton.
-- I am hope that that happens.
Then you're gonna love this show and it looks even better and HD.
They -- have that they have forty years ago did they captain G insert a now former NASA astronaut with us now.
And that -- by the way is hosting this traveled all over the country.
To conduct these interviews and it's great to have -- JIII just what you did tell our audience if you can.
What you want them to understand.
About what was done that for decades ago.
Aren't -- viruses -- -- today as a matter of fact billed as the launch date forty years ago.
And Mara hammer and a week -- -- -- -- be forty years -- -- final steps.
And what I really want to have happened we got.
Almost two full generations I have a century a young -- a young woman.
In a country today who either weren't born.
When they walked on the moon Orrin had diapers -- -- pants throwing arm at the last step I want to remind them.
What happened in this country.
From Alan shepard's first steps in the space -- actually I look back at them is the first of Sonoma we didn't -- didn't even know we're going.
To what it took this country the dedication the commitment.
Hundreds of thousands of people in this country to get Neil.
On the surface of the moon and then completed.
Through the Apollo seventeen project so it's not about me it's not about Apollo seventeen it's about -- us and I think that's the point that ought to get across.
-- personality concern and as a national treasure and we are so glad that he has been.
You know part of our experience in remembering.
Would be incredible pioneering work of these astronauts to.
We all grew up sort of watching over over the the last.
Forty years really and -- Cavuto also a fox national treasure.
Delighted to have -- in our ranks today but I McNealy you know.
-- -- you immerse yourself in this you know speaking with these heroes he's American heroes over in this long period of time working on this piece of working so hard on and so well.
What really struck -- about your experience.
Well it was an accident Alonso is a lot of hard work for everybody involved but I gotta tell you run so it's a writer and as a kid.
I was really into this and I was into watching Jean on the moon.
I was about twelve years old at the time watching him pop up there you know -- my -- about a way he can't sing worth a damn -- only.
I don't want to I just marveled -- as a kid always -- -- astronaut as my parents finally.
Gave minutes an -- we'll take kids have to take candidates time have to do not about -- -- You could see for yourself what it's like there and I looked at them the rockets in the Capps is on guerrillas.
I can't sit in there.
I had to move on to -- TV anchor and split the one thing I didn't realize all all -- -- that -- -- is that.
It is -- are a unique group of individuals not only the twelve who ultimately made it to the moon and and the others who circled the moon but all the men and women as dean has pointed out and and and really very.
Remarkable -- -- -- It was this dead.
It was a national mission was a time when we we never knew the meaning of the word -- and I decided odd guys.
-- the -- on here that we're into December we're all we do is fight and finger point in Washington.
And say we can't come also -- -- these guys -- the highest put the ball.
And never had any doubts and their life was on the line I mean.
Most politicians it's just maybe there there -- seat on the line -- Do you think about the difference today -- that and -- I could -- be an astronaut I could never be another -- -- and I think we all have their DNA.
In us to be great and unique challenges and I think this special.
Hopefully will reveal that because she's right it's been forty years but but we had it -- us to be like him to be like those guys I mean.
We conquered states I think we can.
We can bridge a.
Cliff almost Jeanne one more thing I remember he came to fox about six months ago I think Andrews a year ago can't remember precisely.
But you held a seminar with us and -- explain to us how you felt about life in earth and humanity and the heavens.
When you were that far away.
-- -- sure that I remember that.
Well our member of there -- on our.
People are hard to feel -- -- -- the lasting memory.
For me is not serious step -- on -- room because a lot of people are dark.
Before I did it but could just have to be there to pinch yourself -- -- really there at that.
Period -- time in my life.
And look back at the -- your identity with reality it's all you can.
It's all you understand -- -- that if you look at the beauty of the earth surrounded -- Infinite -- and the business of space and time -- on -- is what we talked about.
You just can't.
And -- Be somewhat changed in your beliefs.
Because it did the earth -- with the multi colors of the oceans and blew the snow.
Ability oceans and -- -- some snow on the clouds and here it doesn't tumble through space it.
If it moves with purpose and with -- -- dignity.
And would beauty beyond.
Beyond your imagination.
And it's a paradox to look at.
Infinite blackness not darkness the blackness but it's true that there's a lot of paradoxes in space and on -- road.
And an idea I I tried when I left the surface of the moon to.
Walking up those the latter and looking back that the earth and my steps I knew -- -- extension of science and technology but.
I wanted to know what it meant to us to humanity to us and and at the -- and two generations.
In the future.
And I wasn't sure but all I knew is that the world in the earth -- small part of universe that I.
Which printers print -- to see.
Was not an accident then that they're busy creator this year universe and I had the opportunity.
Few others have to sit on God's front porch and -- a small part of it.
That's what I came home -- if it -- science and technology.
Is obsolete the next day but the spirit the meeting and what what.
What that -- just said a minute ago.
Did it prove that period of time proved that individually and collectively as a nation.
We did ourselves dedicate ourselves to a cause there is -- Nothing absolutely.
That we can't do all we gotta do is decide to do it whether it's go to the -- -- -- a world crisis or get off this financial cliff or whatever resident.
Do we have come -- be bold be Bolton thank you Jeanne.
Really got guys that check it out -- thank you thank you very much out well done and check it out fly -- -- Here on the Fox News Channel 9 o'clock eastern time.
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