Apollo 17 Crew Boarding a Transfer Van

Dublin Core

Title

Apollo 17 Crew Boarding a Transfer Van

Alternative Title

Apollo 17 Crew Boarding Transfer Van

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 17 (Spacecraft)
Astronauts--United States
Cernan, Eugene
Evans, Ronald E., 1933-1990
Schmitt, Harrison H.

Description

The Apollo 17 crew, consisting of Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt (1935-), Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans (1933-1990), and Mission Commander Eugene Cernan (1934-), exiting the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (MSOB) (MSOB) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, to enter the transfer van, which would take them to Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) for a Countdown Demonstration Test. On December 7, 1972, 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, astronauts 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 black and white photographic print, November 11, 1972: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1972-11-21

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, November 11, 1972.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

67.2 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Manned Spacecraft Operations Building, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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 (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.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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