Home Tools


Apollo 17

Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. Launched on December 7, 1972, at 12:33 a.m. EST, Apollo 17, landed on moon on December 11, 1972.

Eugene A. Cernan was the commander. Ronald E. Evans was the command module pilot. Harrison H. Schmitt was the lunar module pilot.

The scientific objectives of the Apollo 17 mission included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in the Taurus-Littrow region, deploying and activating surface experiments, and conducting inflight experiments and photographic tasks during lunar orbit and transearth coast (TEC).

The experiments included the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP) with a Heat Flow experiment, Lunar Seismic Profiling (LSP), Lunar Surface Gravimeter (LSG), Lunar Atmospheric Composition Experiment (LACE) and Lunar Ejecta and Meteorites (LEAM). Biomedical experiments included the Biostack II Experiment and the BIOCORE experiment.


 Copyright © 2019 - Jadebox