Apollo 17 wis the final mission o the Unitit States' Apollo programme, the enterprise that laundit the first humans on the Muin.

Apollo 17
NASA Apollo 17 Lunar Roving Vehicle.jpg
Gene Cernan abuird the Lunar Rover during the first EVA o Apollo 17
Mission teepManned lunar laundin
OperatorNASA[1]
COSPAR IDCSM: 1972-096A
LM: 1972-096C
SATCAT no.CSM: 6300
LM: 6307
Mission duration12 days, 13 oors, 51 minutes, 59 seiconts
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftApollo CSM-114
Apollo LM-12
ManufacturerCSM: North American Rockwell
LM: Grumman
Launch mass48,607 kilogram (107,161 lb)
Laundin mass5,500 kilogram (12,120 lb)
Crew
Crew size3
MembersEugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
CallsignCSM: America
LM: Challenger
EVAs1 in cislunar space
Plus 3 on the lunar surface
EVA duration1 oors, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
Spacewalk tae retrieve film cassettes
Stairt o mission
Launch dateDecember 7, 1972, 05:33:00 (1972-12-07UTC05:33Z) UTC
RocketSaturn V SA-512
Launch steidKennedy LC-39A
End of mission
Rekivert biUSS Ticonderoga
Laundin dateDecember 19, 1972, 19:24:59 (1972-12-19UTC19:25:00Z) UTC
Laundin steidSooth Paceefic Ocean
17°53′S 166°07′W / 17.88°S 166.11°W / -17.88; -166.11 (Apollo 17 splashdoun)
Orbital parameters
Reference seestemSelenocentric
Periselene26.9 kilometer (14.5 nmi)
Aposelene109.3 kilometer (59.0 nmi)
EpochDecember 11, 4:04 UTC
Lunar orbiter
Spacecraft componentCommand/Service Module
Orbital insertionDecember 10, 1972, 19:47:22 UTC
Departit orbitDecember 16, 1972, 23:35:09 UTC
Orbits75
Lunar lander
Spacecraft componentLunar Module
Laundin dateDecember 11, 1972, 19:54:57 UTC
Return launchDecember 14, 1972, 22:54:37 UTC
Landin steidTaurus–Littrow
20°11′27″N 30°46′18″E / 20.19080°N 30.77168°E / 20.19080; 30.77168 (Apollo 17 laundin)
Sample mass110.52 kilogram (243.7 lb)
Surface EVAs3
EVA duration22 hours, 3 minutes, 57 seconds First: 7 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seiconts
Seicont: 7 oors, 36 minutes, 56 seiconts
Third: 7 oors, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
Lunar rover
Distance covered35.74 kilometer (22.21 mi)
Docking with LM
Dockin dateDecember 7, 1972, 09:30:10 UTC
Undockin dateDecember 11, 1972, 17:20:56 UTC
Docking with LM Ascent Stage
Dockin dateDecember 15, 1972, 01:10:15 UTC
Undockin dateDecember 15, 1972, 04:51:31 UTC
Peylaid
Scienteefic Instrument Module
Lunar Rovin Vehicle
MassSIM:
LRV: 463 pound (210 kg)
Apollo 17-insignia.png Apollo 17 crew.jpg
Left tae richt: Schmitt, Cernan (seatit), Evans 

ReferencesEedit

  1. Orloff, Richard W. (September 2004) [First published 2000]. "Table of Contents". Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference. NASA History Division, Office of Policy and Plans. NASA History Series. Washington, D.C.: NASA. ISBN 0-16-050631-X. LCCN 00061677. NASA SP-2000-4029. Archived frae the oreeginal on 23 August 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2013.