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  NASA Apollo Mission Apollo-17
This site was picked for Apollo 17 as a location where rocks both older and younger than those previously returned from other Apollo missions and from the Luna 16 and 20 missions might be found.
Scientific objectives of the Apollo 17 mission included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in a preselected area of the Taurus-Littrow region, deploying and activating surface experiments, and conducting inflight experiments and photographic tasks during lunar orbit and transearth coast (TEC).
Apollo 17 was the last lunar landing mission.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /history/apollo/apollo-17/apollo-17.html   (803 words)

 Apollo 17 - Conservapedia
Apollo 17 was the sixth and final sucessful manned flight of Project Apollo, the manned NASA moon missions.
On the voyage of the command module "America" and the lunar module "Challenger" Apollo 17 was crewed by Eugene A. Cernan, the Commander; Ronald E. Evans, the Command Module Pilot and Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot.
Apollo 17 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in the first night launch on December 6, 1972, landing on the moon on December 11th, and concluded by returning to earth on 19 December 1972.
www.conservapedia.com /Apollo_17   (194 words)

 Untitled Document
Apollo 17's official emblem insignia is dominated by the image of Apollo, the Greek sun god.
Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan appears to be eating chocolate pudding under the weightless conditions of space.
It was attached to the ladder on the landing gear strut on the descent stage of the Apollo 17 lunar module.
www.moonwalkers.com /apollo17.htm   (331 words)

 Apollo 17 Mission Log
The Commander for Apollo 17 was chosen to be Eugene A. Cernan.
With Apollo 17 being the final mission to the Moon, the scientific community exerted pressure for one of their own to be on that last flight.
Apollo 17 would be the final chapter in the greatest exploration ever conducted by mankind.
www.earthtothemoon.com /apollo_17.html   (1095 words)

 Apollo 17
Apollo 17 was scheduled to leave the Cape at 9:38 p.m.
The last sampling trip of the Apollo program was a traverse to the foot of the North Massif, where they found two large boulders that had obviously rolled down from outcrops higher on the mountain; their tracks were visible in the soft soil.
During the Apollo 17 mission, MSC would be responsible for the medical briefing at the mission reviews, would provide the medical staffing of the mission operations control room, would assume the medical line responsibilities in the operations team, and would provide mission surgeons to take part in the change-of-shift press briefings.
www.astronautix.com /flights/apollo17.htm   (3725 words)

 Apollo 17 - Final Apollo Mission
Apollo 17 was the final Apollo mission to the moon, the eleventh manned Apollo mission, the first night launch and the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the NASA Apollo program.
Apollo 17 broke several records set by previous flights, including longest manned lunar landing flight, largest lunar sample return, longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities and longest time in lunar orbit.
After the cancellation of the Apollo 18 moon mission he was assigned to fly on Apollo 17, the last lunar mission.
www.aerospaceguide.net /apollo/apollo17.html   (562 words)

Apollo 17 was the sixth and last Apollo mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface.
Also, some of the images for the Apollo 17 were taken with the camera moved at least two to three feet, making it impossible to use automatic blending and requiring Nyberg to hand stitch them in Photoshop.
The Apollo 17 panorama was stitched and converted to QTVR by Hans Nyberg.
vrm.vrway.com /issue17/MAN_ON_THE_MOON_-_PANORAMAS_OF_FIRST_AND_LAST_MISSIONS_APOLLO_11_AND_APOLLO_17.html   (930 words)

Apollo 9, which was composed of a command module (CM), a command service module (CSM), a lunar module (LM), and an instrument unit (IU), was launched by a Saturn V rocket on March 3, 1969, from Cape Kennedy into a nominal orbit of 102.3 by 103.9 n.m.
Apollo 13 was intended to be the third mission to carry humans to the surface of the Moon, but an explosion of one of the oxygen tanks and resulting damage to other systems resulted in the mission being aborted before the planned lunar landing could take place.
Apollo 17 was the sixth and last Apollo mission in which humans walked on the lunar surface.
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 A Field Trip to the Moon
The last Apollo mission to the moon, Apollo 17, left Earth on December 7, 1972 to land near the southeastern edge of Mare Serenitatis in the Valley of Taurus-Littrow.
Apollo 17 became the end of this beginning of human movement into the universe.
Apollo 17's trip to the moon began with the roll-out of the huge, imposing Saturn V rocket.
fti.neep.wisc.edu /neep602/LEC1/trip.html   (4671 words)

 Space Mission Patches - Apollo 17 Patch
Eugene Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 mission, commissioned eminent space artist Robert McCall to design the patch for his flight.
Suspended in space behind the head of Apollo is an American eagle of contemporary design, the red bars of the eagle's wing represent the bars in the U.S. flag; the three white stars symbolize the three astronaut crewmen.
The Apollo of Belvedere sculpture in the Vatican Gallery which was used as a model for the face of Apollo on the Apollo 17 patch.
genedorr.com /patches/Apollo/Ap17.html   (866 words)

 Apollo 17 Summary
The Apollo 16 crew had lost a fender in much the same way and, in the interest of avoiding such problems as overheating batteries and sticking latches, Cernan was eager to fashion a replacement.
With the Apollo 14 experience as a guide, NASA had made a conservative assumption that, in the event of a Rover breakdown, the astronauts would be able to maintain an average walking speed of 2.7 km/hour, about half the running speeds achieved by several of the astronauts over distances of a hundred meters or so.
At the end of Apollo 16, Charlie Duke brought his scoop home and, although there are scratches on the scoop that were probably made as he used it to pick up rocks, a cursory examination of the latch mechanism did not indicate any substantial wear.
www.solarviews.com /eng/apo17.htm   (12590 words)

 Contact Light - a personal retrospective of Project Apollo
The Apollo project was dealt a major setback in early 1967 with the tragic Apollo 1 fire and death of its crewmen during training, and it wasn't until October of 1968 (23 months after the final Gemini flight) that manned missions resumed with the launch of earth orbital mission Apollo 7.
Apollo 15 was on its way to the moon, carrying with it a new vehicle...the Lunar Rover.
Apollo 17 set records for total duration of lunar EVA's (22 hours), distance driven with the LRV (36 km.) and lunar samples collected (254 lbs.), and brought the manned lunar landing missions to conclusion in grand fashion with a spectacular televised lunar liftoff.
www.retroweb.com /apollo_retrospective.html   (3583 words)

I would also like to point out to pro Apollo nutters that the art of manipulating photo's and moving film is as old as photography and film itself.
If the pro Apollo nutters disagree, then perhaps they could direct me to a video or film showing how the feat was, or could be accomplished.
In another video sequence of Apollo 17 astronauts supposedly cavorting on the Moon, one of them is actually suspended 2 feet off, and at right angles to, the ground.
www.geocities.com /apolloreality   (3301 words)

 Apollo 17 Image Library
The Apollo 17 Saturn V is on Pad 39-A in the background and a mission patch is superimposed at the upper left.
Apollo 17 CSM and LM (inside the adapter) are mated to the Saturn V. 24 August 1972.
Apollo 17 Saturn V climbs the ramp to pad 39A.
history.nasa.gov /alsj/a17/images17.html   (9930 words)

 12.03.02 - Apollo 17 Anniversary: Celebrating Thirty Years OF Earth-Observing
The legacy of Apollo 17 lives on through its crew, its scientific discoveries, and a single photograph taken during its magnificent journey.
Cruising towards the Moon at nearly 30,000 miles away from Earth, Apollo 17 found itself aligned with the Earth and the Sun, enabling the crew to take this 70 mm full-disk photograph of the planet.
For the first time in an Apollo mission, the Antarctic continent was lit by the Sun and visible to the astronauts.
www.gsfc.nasa.gov /topstory/2002/1203apollo17.html   (612 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Apollo 17 Exploration
The target for the last moon landing by Apollo 17 was the Taurus-Littrow highland and valley area on the south-eastern rim of the Mare Serenitatis (Sea of Serenity).
Al Worden, overflying in Apollo 15, had photographed the Taurus-Littrow site as one of a number of possible landing sites and spotted boulders at the base of the massifs with tracks that could be traced back to their points of origin on the high slopes of the massifs.
NASA was hosting students from seventy countries during the Apollo 17 mission and the rock he held, which was to become known as the 'Goodwill Rock', was to be divided among them to be taken back to their respective national museums.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A481295   (4649 words)

 Was The Apollo Moon Landing Fake?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apollo 11..........Inspect LEM for damage, deploy flag, unpack and deploy radio and television equipment, operate the TV camera (360 degree pan), establish contact with Earth (including ceremonial talk with President Nixon), unpack and deploy numerous experiment packages, find/document/collect 47.7 pounds of lunar rock samples, walk to various locations, conclude experiments, return to LEM.
Apollo 12..........Inspect LEM for damage, deploy flag, unpack and deploy radio and television equipment (spend time trying to fix faulty TV camera), establish contact with Earth, unpack and deploy numerous experiment packages, walk to various locations, inspect the unmanned Surveyor 3 which had landed on the Moon in April 1967 and retrieve Surveyor parts.
Apollo 15..........Inspect LEM for damage, deploy flag, unpack and deploy radio and television equipment and establish contact with Earth, unpack/assemble/equip and test the LRV electric-powered 4-wheel drive car and drive it 17 miles, unpack and deploy numerous experiment packages (double the scientific payload of first three missions).
www.apfn.org /apfn/moon.htm   (9248 words)

 Apollo 17
Quicktime movie of the liftoff of the Apollo 17 LM from the Moon (80 K)
Apollo 17 Mission Overview - Lunar and Planetary Institute
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal - Transcript of Apollo 17 communications
nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov /planetary/lunar/apollo17info.html   (130 words)

 Welcome To Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Apollo 17 mission was the last of the Apollo lunar landing missions - and took place December 7, 1972 - December 19, 1972.
Night Launch - Apollo 17 was the first and only night launch of a Saturn V. The first launch attempt was cutoff at T-30 seconds due to a defective diode on a printed circuit card in the terminal countdown sequencer.
The Apollo 17 EVA coverage in this disc set includes both the television transmissions and the air to ground audio from the astronauts during the traverses between stations.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /apollo17.htm   (2242 words)

 Apollo Artifacts: Gene Cernan's Apollo 17 lunar surface flown APK
This beta cloth Astronaut Preference Kit belonged to Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan "the last man on the moon" and was flown to the lunar surface.
Apollo 17 was the final in a series of three J-type missions planned for the Apollo program.
Apollo 17 was the first mission to be under scrutiny after the discovery of a stash of unauthorized postal covers that were flown on Apollo 15 and subsequently sold.
www.apolloartifacts.com /2008/04/gene-cernans-ap.html   (700 words)

 Manned Space Chronology: Apollo 17
The final Apollo flight to the Moon was launched about 2 hours, 40 minutes late due to a technical difficulty during the countdown.
Although the Apollo 17 astronauts completed the last Moonwalks in the Apollo program, these were certainly not the least, as most records set during the course of the Apollo program were broken.
Apollo 17 was not originally intended to be the last Apollo flight to the Moon.
www.spaceline.org /flightchron/apollo17.html   (767 words)

 Apollo 17 And American Samoa
When the Apollo 17 moon samples are delivered to the lab for preliminary analysis the total Apollo program will have brought 841 pounds of moon rocks and soil to the earth.
The prize of the Apollo 17 collection is a mass of rusty colored soil which scientists say is the most "remarkable" discovery of the entire program.
The Apollo 17 astronauts are scheduled to arrive at Pago Pago International Airport at 1 p.m.
members.tripod.com /~Tavita_Herdrich/apollo17.html   (1539 words)

 Apollo 17 Image Library
The Apollo 17 Saturn V is on Pad 39-A in the background.
The Apollo 17 Saturn V is on Pad 39-A in the background and a mission patch is superimposed at the upper left.
Apollo 17 CSM and LM (inside the adapter) are mated to the Saturn V. 24 August 1972.
www.hq.nasa.gov /alsj/a17/images17.html   (9985 words)

 NASA Apollo Mission Apollo-11
The splashdown May 26, 1969, of Apollo 10 cleared the way for the first formal attempt at a manned lunar landing.
Six days before, the Apollo 11 launch vehicle and spacecraft half crawled from the VAB and trundled at 0.9 mph to Pad 39-A. A successful countdown test ending on July 3 showed the readiness of machines, systems, and people.
The crew for Apollo 11, all of whom had already flown in space during Gemini, had been intensively training as a team for many months.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /history/apollo/apollo-11/apollo-11.html   (5714 words)

 Ahiddenmission Apollo 17 p1
Apollo 17's December 07-19 1972 voyage to the moon was the crowning glory and finishing point of our
Recognition and appreciation is due to all the fine people within and without their ranks who over the years have striven to keep the wonderful photographic record of our greatest adventure both current and intact.
Given the huge amount of planning that went into all of the Apollo missions it is difficult to imagine these anomalies could have been merely overlooked.
keithlaney.net /Ahiddenmission/A17HMp1.html   (1400 words)

 collectSPACE - resources: review - "Apollo 17: End of the Beginning"
By the time Apollo 17: End of the Beginning concludes with the welcoming ceremony on the deck of the USS Ticonderoga, you almost get the sense that you've been on the mission yourself.
Also at Station 2, EVA 2, it's hard to tell if Schmitt is grumpy or just matter-of-fact when he tells Cernan flatly that mission control can't appreciate the grade of slope they're trying to negotiate, so it'll be up to them to rely the information back to Earth.
Apollo 17, the mission, was arguably the most successful of the Moon voyages, and Apollo 17, the DVD set, is the most complete record of a mission in the Spacecraft Films catalog.
www.collectspace.com /resources/reviews/dvd/apollo17_end_beginning.html   (1237 words)

 Apollo 17 Soil Mechanics Investigation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The goals of these studies were to improve our scientific knowledge about the properties of lunar soil and to provide the engineering knowledge needed to plan and perform lunar surface activities.
For sampling at greater depths, the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 crews used a battery-powered drill.
This allowed sampling to depths of 1.5 to 3 meters, which was achieved easily on Apollo 16 but with much more difficulty on Apollo 15 and 17.
www.lpi.usra.edu /expmoon/Apollo17/A17_Experiments_SMI.html   (478 words)

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