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Apollo 17

Mission Number: AS-5127-19 December 1972

Crew:
    Eugene Cernan [3], Commander
    Ronald Evans [1], CSM Pilot
    Harrison Schmitt [1], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    John Young, Commander
    Stuart Roosa, CSM Pilot
    Charles Duke, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-A
    Date: 7 December 1972
    Time: 05:33:00 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 12 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds
    EVA#1: 1 hours, 6 minutes

Lunar Landing:
    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

Landing:
    Date: 19 December 1972
    Time: 19:24:59 UTC

Recovery:
    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.

NASA Images
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cernan_flag.jpg (65177 bytes)
Cernan saluting the US flag.
a17_landing_site.jpg (34905 bytes)
Panaramic view of the landing site. Schmitt is near the LRV.
lunar_scape.jpg (33091 bytes)
Panaramic view during EVA.
lunar_scape_2.jpg (55424 bytes)
Another panaramic view during EVA.

 


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