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Documentary Tells of Last Astronaut to Walk on Moon

In 1972, Eugene Cernan and two fellow astronauts began what would become the last mission to the moon, Apollo 17.

On December 14, 1972, after scratching his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust and setting up a remote camera, he stepped into the lunar lander and left the moon.

Cernan assumed someone else would go back but, in his view, the U.S. space program then took a wrong turn.

“There is no space program,” he said — a situation he finds disappointing. “We cannot even put an American in space on a made-in-America piece of hardware to go to our own space station.”

Cernan went to Austin, Texas, last week to the annual South by Southwest film festival to help promote a film about him, aptly called “The Last Man on the Moon.”

The film tells of a time in the 1960s and early 1970s when the United States was launching men into space every few months. It mixes archival footage of a young Cernan with shots of the older man of today, revisiting sites associated with his space adventure.

There is triumph, but also sadness, as Cernan recalls the cost his family paid for his all-out commitment to his career.

Director Mark Craig said it was not hard getting frank, honest comments from Cernan.

“Luckily for us, Gene is a very articulate character anyway, and so he was able to express his own feelings and emotions,” Craig said.

Cernan knows his days in space are over, but he hopes others will follow up on what he and his fellow astronauts started. “All we’ve got to do is inspire those young kids and give them the opportunity that someone gave myself and all my colleagues,” he said.

And what does it take to be a space explorer?

“If you believe that what you are doing throughout life is the right thing to do and you are willing to take the challenge and accept the risk to get it done," he said, "you have what I call ‘the right stuff.’ ”

And he hopes “The Last Man on the Moon” helps spread that message.

词汇解析

private

难度:5星基本词汇,属常用1000词

英汉解释

adj.私人的;个人的;私下的;私有的;缄默的

n.士兵;列兵

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

The public is fascinated by the private lives of public figures.

公众对社会名流的私生活具有浓厚的兴趣。

用作名词 (n.)

Soldiers are classified as Private, Specialist Sergeant and Master Sergeant.

士兵分为列兵、专业军士、军士长。

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bacteria

英汉解释

n.(复数)细菌

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

Many diseases are caused by bacteria.

许多疾病是由细菌引起的。

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additional

pinlv: hanyin:

英汉解释

adj.附加的;额外的

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

You should know the additional responsibilities that are incidental to the job.

你该知道做这项工作要承担额外责任。

We are willing to pay an additional fee for immediate delivery .

我们愿意为即期交货支付一笔额外的费用。

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suspicious

难度:3星常用词汇,属常用6000词

英汉解释

adj.可疑的;多疑的

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

Two suspicious characters were brought in.

逮捕了两名嫌疑犯。

He has a highly suspicious character and never believes anyone.

他是一个异常多疑的人,从不相信任何人。

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executive

难度:2星扩展词汇,属常用10000词

英汉解释

adj.行政的;决策的;经营的;[计算机]执行指令

n.行政主管;行政部门;决策者

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

He is on the executive committee.

他是该执行委员会委员。

用作名词 (n.)

An executive should be experienced in administration.

一个管理者应有行政管理的经验。

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pursuit

难度:3星常用词汇,属常用6000词

英汉解释

n.追求;追赶;工作

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

His life is spent in the pursuit of pleasure.

他一生都在寻欢作乐。  remote

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

adj.遥远的;偏僻的;远程的;(感情等)距离很大

n.远程操作

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

The most remote two points in this world are two estranged hearts.

人世间相距最远的两点,是两颗隔膜的心。

用作名词 (n.)

Actuation is often desired for process automation, precision timing, and remote operation not possible with manual valves alone.

执行机构经常用于实现紧靠手动阀门无法实现的工艺过程的自动化,准确定时,以及远程操作。


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