Category: apollo 17

Apollo-era “Manned Flight Awareness” poster promoting quality work from aerospace contractors working on the Apollo 17 mission.

The Moon on December 17, 1972, seen from the Apollo 17 command module on the journey back home.

(Lunar and Planetary Institute)

December 17, 1972 – A sequence of photos of the Moon captured by the astronauts of Apollo 17 as their command module made the journey back to Earth.

(NASA/ASU)

December 17, 1972 – Snoozing Apollo 17 astronauts on the journey back to Earth. No need for cryo-sleep on a short 238,900-mile trip.

(NASA)

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt shows how you shave in space, December 17, 1972.

(NASA)

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

(NASA/ASU)

Apollo 17 goes home on December 14, 1972. “We’re on our way, Houston!”

December 14, 1972 – The Apollo 17 command module orbits the Moon as it maneuvers to rendezvous with the lunar module. (NASA)

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and Stadius Rille formation on the Moon, as seen from the orbiting Apollo 17 command module. (NASA)

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