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)
Astronauts--United States
Evans, Ronald E., 1933-1990
Schmitt, Harrison H.

Description

Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans (1933-1990) exiting the Apollo 17 capsule to join Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt (1935-) in the recovery dinghy after splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on December 19, 1972. Apollo 17 was the final mission of Project Apollo and the last mission (to date) of any sort to land men on the Moon. This was also one of three missions with more extensive capabilities, using a rover to move about the moon and carry more equipment. It launched on December 7, 1972, spent 12 days in space including a successful landing on the Moon. The USS Ticonderoga can be seen in the distance.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints, December 19, 1972: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

1972-12-19

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints, December 19, 1972.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

130 KB
195 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographic prints

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 Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 17 (AS-512)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed June 30, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo17.cfm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 black and white photographic prints

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