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First, last men on moon to testify before Senate

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(Read caption) In this photo taken by Eugene Cernan, astronaut Harrison Schmitt poses with Earth in the lunar sky during the Apollo 17 mission, the last trip to the moon, in 1972. Schmitt was the last person to arrive on the moon; Cernan was the last to leave.

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Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, is scheduled to testify before a U.S. Senate Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Washington on the future of NASA to be joined by Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the lunar surface, the panel said.

The two astronauts will be joined at the hearing by John Holdren, director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Norman Augustine, the former Lockheed Martin Corp. chairman who headed a presidential panel that issued a report last year on the future of the U.S. space program, reports Bloomberg News.

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