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The Apollo Program

Apollo 17

Apollo 17 patch
Eugene A. Cernan, commander
Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot
Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot

Launched: 7 December 1972
Landed on Moon: 11 December 1972
in the Taurus-Littrow region
Returned to Earth: 19 December 1972

The sixth and last Apollo mission in which humans walked on the Moon. Commander Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison H. Schmitt, the first scientist on the Moon, made three moonwalk extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) totaling 22 hours, 4 minutes. They covered 30 km using the Lunar Roving Vehicle and collected 110.5 kg of lunar samples.

The Apollo 17 Prime Crew Photo by Nasa

PHOTO: The Apollo 17 Prime Crew The prime crew for the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission are: Commander, Eugene A. Cernan (seated), Command Module pilot Ronald E. Evans (standing on right), and Lunar Module pilot, Harrison H. Schmitt. They are photographed with a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) trainer. Cernan and Schmitt will use an LRV during their exploration of the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Apollo 17 Saturn V Moon rocket is in the background. This picture was taken at Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, The Apollo 17 emblem is in the photo insert at upper left.

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