Challenger, you're GO for landing!
Challenger came to rest at Taurus-Littrow at 113:01:58 GET, 2:54 PM Eastern Standard Time - exactly 40 years ago from the time of this post.
Cernan and Schmitt readied Challenger for a quick take-off should any problems be discovered, but none did. After about 30 minutes, the pair began configuring their ship for its three-day lunar stay by powering down the flight systems.
The day's work was far from over though. In about three and a half hours, the eleventh and twelfth - and thus far final - men to walk on the moon would get their first chance of three during their lunar stay to do so.
Blogger's note: as with previous posts, in addition to linked material, it draws upon content from the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and The Last Man on the Moon.