Apollo 17 Command Module (America)

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Apollo 17
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Apollo 17 Command Module (America)

Apollo 17 was the final mission of NASA’s Apollo program and it was the last use of Apollo hardware for its original purpose; after Apollo 17, extra Apollo spacecraft were used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs.
Apollo 17 mission included three days on the lunar surface, extended scientific capability, and the third Lunar Roving Vehicle. While Evans remained in lunar orbit in the Command/Service Module (CSM), Cernan and Schmitt spent just over three days on the moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley and completed three moonwalks, taking lunar samples and deploying scientific instruments. Evans took scientific measurements and photographs from orbit using a Scientific Instruments Module mounted in the Service Module. The crew returned to Earth on December 19 after a 12-day mission.
Apollo 17 is the most recent manned Moon landing and the most recent time humans travelled beyond low Earth orbit. The mission broke several records: the longest moon landing, longest total extravehicular activities (moonwalks), largest lunar sample, and longest time in lunar orbit.

Space Program: Apollo
Crew: Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, Harrison H. Schmitt
Rocket: Saturn V
Launching Date: Dec 7, 1972 05:32 UTC
Launching Site: Kennedy LC-39B
Landing Date: Dec 19, 1972 19:24 UTC
Present Location: Space Center Houston, Houston (United States)
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