Category: 1972

March 22, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, with a core tube and hammer, trains on a simulated lunar surface at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

I am always in the mood for the art of Johnny Bruck. Perry Rhodan, issue #343, September 1972.

Cover art for Breed to Come by Andre Norton, published by Ace, 1972, artist uncredited.

The magnificent desolation of the Moon on December 17, 1972, seen from the Apollo 17 command module as it made the journey back to Earth.


December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Houston!” Under the watchful eye of mission control, Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt blast off from the Moon to rendezvous with the orbiting command module and begin the journey home.

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt on the Moon, December 12, 1972.


December 11, 1972 – Astronaut Gene Cernan salutes the flag in a “tourist picture” taken Jack Schmitt during the first moonwalk of the Apollo 17 mission. The lunar rover can be seen on the left of the frame.


Poster by Jack Kirby, issued by Marvelmania, 1970.

Welcome to America in the year 1991: TV spot for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, 1972.

April 21, 1972: Apollo 16 astronaut John Young at the rim of the Plum Crater on the Moon.