Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Apollo 17 returned to Earth yesterday, 19 December 1972

Apollo 17 returned to Earth yesterday, 19 December 1972 UT 19:24:59
(02:24:59 p.m. EST), forget those 35 years of ho, hum.

Apollo 17

Launched: 7 December 1972 UT 05:33:00 (12:33:00 a.m. EST)
Landed on Moon: 11 December 1972 UT 19:54:57 (02:54:57 p.m. EST)
Landing Site: Taurus-Littrow (20.19 N, 30.77 E)
Returned to Earth: 19 December 1972 UT 19:24:59 (02:24:59 p.m. EST)

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

You can read the whole story at the Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Journal.

Corrected Transcript and Commentary Copyright © 1995 by Eric M. Jones.
All rights reserved.
Last revised 18 September 2006.

Return to Earth
Corrected Transcript and Commentary Copyright © 1995 by Eric M. Jones.
All rights reserved.
Last revised 21 August 2007.

And a reminder that a lot of NASA History is available on-line in the
many books that have been scanned for your enjoyment.
- LRK -

The Apollo Program

On-line Books Concerning Project Apollo:

* /Apollo Expeditions to the Moon /
SP-350, 1975)
* /Apollo Over the Moon: A View From Orbit
(NASA SP-362, 1978).
* /The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology
(NASA SP-4009, 4 volumes, 1969-1978).
* /Managing NASA in the Apollo Era
/ (NASA SP-4102, 1982)
* /NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo
<>. /(NASA SP-4104,1992).
* /Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations
(NASA SP-4204, 1978).
* /Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
(NASA SP-4205, 1979).
* /Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar
Exploration Missions
(NASA SP-4214, 1989).
* /Unmanned Space Project Management: Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter
(NASA SP-4901, 1972).
* /Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter Program
<>/ (NASA
TM-3487, 1977).
* /An Annotated Bibliography of the Apollo Program
(Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 2, 1994).
* /Apollo: A Retrospective Analysis
(Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 3, 1994).
* /Enchanted Rendezvous: John C. Houbolt and the Genesis of the
Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous Concept
(Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 4, 1995).
* /Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference
<>/(NASA SP-4029, 2001).
* /Biomedical Results of Apollo
<>/ (NASA SP-368, 1975).
* /What Made Apollo A Success?
<>/ (NASA SP-287, 1971).
* /"Before This Decade is Out..." Personal Reflections on the Apollo
Program <>/ (NASA
SP-4223, 1999).
* /Project Apollo: The Tough Decisions
<>/ (Monographs in
Aerospace History, No. 37, 2005).


Pleasant holidays and a happy New Year.
Will turn 70 New Years eve. My how time flies when you are having fun. :-)
- LRK -

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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Apollo 17 lunar module "Challenger" liftoff from Taurus-Littrow landing

Abstract: The Apollo 17 lunar module (LM) "Challenger" ascent stage
makes its liftoff from the lunar surface,
as seen in this reproduction taken from a color television transmission
made by the color RCA TV camera mounted on the lunar ...
NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Publication Year: 1972
Added to NTRS: 2006-08-02
Accession Number: S72-55423
Apollo Image Gallery
Click on a subject below for an index of photographs

Apollo 17 Images Index
(787 entries found in Apollo 17 gallery)
left-click on an Image ID to view a thumbnail image

The World-Wide Web's most extensive collection of high-quality Apollo
images, featuring images scanned for Eric Jones' Apollo Lunar Surface
Many photographs on this website are courtesy of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, specifically the NASA History
Office, Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center, with special
thanks to Steve Garber, Margaret Persinger and Mike Gentry for their
invaluable assistance. All scans by Kipp Teague except where noted.
Appreciation is also extended to J.L. Pickering and Ed Hengeveld for
their extensive contributions to the Gallery.
For Multimedia, select "Apollo Multimedia" from the Table of Contents
navigation column on the left. - LRK -

You can watch many clips including the liftoff from the Moon for the
return to lunar orbit. - LRK -
Expeditions to the Moon

Table of Contents

14 The Great Voyages of Exploration
Scientific expeditions return a rich harvest

* Introduction>
* A New View Of The Moon
* Inconceivable Violence
* The Missions Of Understanding
* A Major Thermal Event?
* Beads Of Orange Glass
* Appendix I: A New Way Of Exploration
* Appendix II: Touring The Moon


Scientific and Technical Information Office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, DC
SP-350, Published 1975



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