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11/12/1972 Last Moon landing


1972: Apollo 17 (NASA)


Apollo 17 Saturn V launch. From When we left earth.

Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt from Apollo 17 landed on the Moon. The landing site was valley Taurus–Littrow on the edge of Mare Serenitatis. It was chosen with the objectives of sampling highland and young volcanic material in the same location. Cernan and Harrison Schmitt explored it for three days.
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    • Essentials 

    • Crew 

    • Planning and training 

    • Mission highlights 

    • Mission hardware and experiments 

    • Spacecraft locations 

    • Items onboard 

    • Depiction of mission in fiction and popular culture