Apollo 17 Splashdown

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Title

Apollo 17 Splashdown

Alternative Title

Apollo 17 Splashdown

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 17 (Spacecraft)

Description

Project Apollo ended here in the Pacific Ocean with the splashdown of Apollo 17 on December 19, 1972. One December 7, Apollo 17 became the first night launch of an American human spaceflight and was also the last manned launch of a Saturn V rocket. During the 12-day mission, Mission Commander Eugene Cernan (1934-), Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt (1935-), and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans (1933-1990) conducted observations, experiments, and sample-gathering from the Moon. Apollo 17 broke a number of previous records, such as the longest manned lunar landing flight, the longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities, the largest lunar sample return, and the longest time in lunar orbit.

Source

Original color photographic print, December 19, 1972: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1972-12-19

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print, December 19, 1972.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

98.2 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Pacific Ocean

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Apollo 17." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo17.html.
"APOLLO 17 (AS-512)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo17.cfm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Locations

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