Category: moon

Apollo 17 goes home on December 14, 1972. “We&…

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

Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA…

Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini probe on December 14, 2009. (Kevin Gill)

December 14, 1972 – The Apollo 17 command modu…

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

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December 14, 1972 – The Apollo 17 lunar module Challenger approaches the command module after ascending from the surface of the Moon. (NASA)

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and …

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, Ho…

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.

December 12, 1972 – A view of East Massif of t…

December 12, 1972 – A view of East Massif of the Taurus–Littrow valley on the Moon, photographed by astronaut Gene Cernan during the second EVA of the Apollo 17 mission. (NASA)

December 12, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack S…

December 12, 1972 – Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater on the Moon. (NASA)

Earth and some impressive Moon boulders, photo…

Earth and some impressive Moon boulders, photographed Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan on December 12, 1972. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the …

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the second spacewalk of the Apollo 17 mission.

(NASA)