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The Moon on December 17, 1972, seen from the A…

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

(Lunar and Planetary Institute)

Snapshot of Earth, captured by Gemini 7 astron…

Snapshot of Earth, captured by Gemini 7 astronauts as they passed over the Atlantic on December 17, 1965.

(NASA/ASU)

December 17, 1972 – Snoozing Apollo 17 astrona…

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)

BLURRY BUT BEAUTIFUL – On December 17, 1965, a…

BLURRY BUT BEAUTIFUL – On December 17, 1965, astronauts aboard the Gemini 7 capsule snapped photos of the Earth as they zoomed through space. Some of those images came out less than perfect, but still with an accidental beauty. (NASA/ASU)

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt shows how you…

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

(NASA)

December 17, 1972 — Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Ev…

December 17, 1972 — Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans takes a spacewalk outside the command module during the trans-Earth coast to home. He is retrieving film cassettes, a mapping camera, and panoramic camera. The total time for his EVA was one hour, seven minutes, 18 seconds. (NASA)

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)