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December 17, 1972 — On their journey back to Earth, Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Jack Schmitt take time to pose for pictures by flag and mission insignia taped to the inside of the command module.

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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)

December 17, 1972 – Astronauts Jack Schmitt (left) and Ron Evans photographed during the trans-Earth voyage back to the home planet. Is it just me or does Schmitt look like he’s sucking his thumb?

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ASTRONAUTS, THEY’RE JUST LIKE US! – It’s December 17, 1972. Here we have three true men of danger: Apollo 17 astronauts Ron Evans, Gene Cernan, and Jack Schmitt. They’ve rocketed into the airless expanse of space. They’ve journeyed hundreds of thousands of miles. They’ve walked on the Moon. Whoa! But these men, they’re not gods. They still have do the same mundane things we all have to do. That includes brushing your teeth, cleaning your fingernails, and shaving off the Moon beard.

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December 17, 1972 – Apollo 17 spaceman Ron Evans worked outside the command module on the trip back to Earth. He retrieved film cassettes, a mapping camera, and panoramic camera. The total time for his spacewalk was one hour, seven minutes, 18 seconds. Upon taking his first steps in space, Evans exclaimed “Hot diggity dog!”

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45 YEARS AGO TODAY: Scenes from the Apollo 17 moon mission, which began December 7, 1972 when astronauts Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Jack Schmitt roared off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.

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)