3. OK, a long while. In fact, we last left you 40 years ago today when Apollo 17 lifted off on Dec. 14, 1972.
5. Because things were getting weird.
6. But we should have visited more. Or at least called.
7. We’re really, REALLY sorry. And we miss you. Please forgive us?
8. We’re ready to settle down with you. Kind of. We’ll talk about it. Maybe in another 10 years?
Read more about NASA’s plan to return to the moon over here.