|Mission Number: AS-512||7-19 December 1972|
Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
Date: 7 December 1972
Time: 05:33:00 UTC
Mission Duration: 12 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds
EVA#1: 1 hours, 6 minutes
Location: Taurus-Littrow (Lunar 20.16° N, 30.77° E)
Touchdown: 11 December 1972 19:54:57 UTC
EVA#1: 7 hours, 12 minutes
EVA#2: 7 hours, 37 minutes
EVA#3: 7 hours, 15 minutes
Liftoff: 14 December 1972 22:54:37 UTC
Surface Stay Time: 3 days, 2 hours, 59 minutes, 40 seconds
Date: 19 December 1972
Time: 19:24:59 UTC
Location: Pacific Ocean (17° 53' S, 166° 7' W)
Vessel: USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)
Cernan and Schmitt performed 3 EVAs totaling 22 hours, 5 minutes. 243 lbs of material was gathered. The Lunar Rover was used for the third time. Evans also performed a trans-Earth EVA to retrieve film.
The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named America, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Challenger.
The lunar landing was at Taurus-Littrow. Prior to Apollo 13, the planned lunar landing was proposed to be the Marius Hills.
The Apollo 17 command module is on display at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
Launch was by Saturn V.
Cernan saluting the US flag.
Panaramic view of the landing site. Schmitt is near the LRV.
Panaramic view during EVA.
Another panaramic view during EVA.