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Apollo 17
NASA Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle.jpg
Gene Cernan abuird the Lunar Rover during the first EVA o Apollo 17
Mission type Manned lunar laundin
Operator NASA[1]
COSPAR ID CSM: 1972-096A
LM: 1972-096C
SATCAT № CSM: 6300
LM: 6307
Mission duration 12 days, 13 oors, 51 minutes, 59 seiconts
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Apollo CSM-114
Apollo LM-12
Manufacturer CSM: North American Rockwell
LM: Grumman
Launch mass 48,607 kilograms (107,161 lb)
Laundin mass 5,500 kilograms (12,120 lb)
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
Callsign CSM: America
LM: Challenger
EVAs 1 in cislunar space
Plus 3 on the lunar surface
EVA duration 1 oors, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
Spacewalk tae retrieve film cassettes
Start o mission
Launch date December 7, 1972, 05:33:00 (1972-12-07UTC05:33Z) UTC
Rocket Saturn V SA-512
Launch steid Kennedy LC-39A
End o mission
Recovered bi USS Ticonderoga
Landing date December 19, 1972, 19:24:59 (1972-12-19UTC19:25:00Z) UTC
Landing site Sooth Paceefic Ocean
17°53′S 166°07′W / 17.88°S 166.11°W / -17.88; -166.11 (Apollo 17 splashdoun)
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Selenocentric
Periselene 26.9 kilometers (14.5 nmi)
Aposelene 109.3 kilometers (59.0 nmi)
Epoch December 11, 4:04 UTC
Lunar orbiter
Spacecraft component Command/Service Module
Orbital insertion December 10, 1972, 19:47:22 UTC
Departit orbit December 16, 1972, 23:35:09 UTC
Orbits 75
Lunar lander
Spacecraft component Lunar Module
Laundin date December 11, 1972, 19:54:57 UTC
Return launch December 14, 1972, 22:54:37 UTC
Landin steid Taurus–Littrow
20°11′27″N 30°46′18″E / 20.19080°N 30.77168°E / 20.19080; 30.77168 (Apollo 17 laundin)
Sample mass 110.52 kilograms (243.7 lb)
Surface EVAs 3
EVA duration

22 hours, 3 minutes, 57 seconds

First: 7 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seiconts
Seicont: 7 oors, 36 minutes, 56 seiconts
Third: 7 oors, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
Lunar rover
Distance covered 35.74 kilometers (22.21 mi)
Docking with LM
Dockin date December 7, 1972, 09:30:10 UTC
Undockin date December 11, 1972, 17:20:56 UTC
Docking with LM Ascent Stage
Dockin date December 15, 1972, 01:10:15 UTC
Undockin date December 15, 1972, 04:51:31 UTC
Payload
Scienteefic Instrument Module
Lunar Rovin Vehicle
Mass SIM:
LRV: 463 pounds (210 kg)

Apollo 17-insignia.png Apollo 17 crew.jpg
Left tae richt: Schmitt, Cernan (seatit), Evans


Apollo programme
← Apollo 16

Apollo 17 wis the final mission o the Unitit States' Apollo programme, the enterprise that laundit the first humans on the Muin.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Orloff, Richard W. (September 2004) [First published 2000]. "Table of Contents". Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference. NASA History Division, Office of Policy and Plans. NASA History Series. Washington, D.C.: NASA. ISBN 0-16-050631-X. LCCN 00061677. NASA SP-2000-4029. Archived frae the oreeginal on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 24 Julie 2013.