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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 teep Manned lunar laundin
Operator NASA[1]
COSPAR ID CSM: 1972-096A
LM: 1972-096C
SATCAT no. CSM: 6300
LM: 6307
Mission duration 12 days, 13 oors, 51 minutes, 59 seiconts
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Apollo CSM-114
Apollo LM-12
Manufacturer CSM: North American Rockwell
LM: Grumman
Launch mass 48,607 kilograms (107,161 lb)
Laundin mass 5,500 kilograms (12,120 lb)
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
Callsign CSM: America
LM: Challenger
EVAs 1 in cislunar space
Plus 3 on the lunar surface
EVA duration 1 oors, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
Spacewalk tae retrieve film cassettes
Stairt o mission
Launch date December 7, 1972, 05:33:00 (1972-12-07UTC05:33Z) UTC
Rocket Saturn V SA-512
Launch steid Kennedy LC-39A
End of mission
Rekivert bi USS Ticonderoga
Laundin date December 19, 1972, 19:24:59 (1972-12-19UTC19:25:00Z) UTC
Laundin steid Sooth Paceefic Ocean
17°53′S 166°07′W / 17.88°S 166.11°W / -17.88; -166.11 (Apollo 17 splashdoun)
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Selenocentric
Periselene 26.9 kilometers (14.5 nmi)
Aposelene 109.3 kilometers (59.0 nmi)
Epoch December 11, 4:04 UTC
Lunar orbiter
Spacecraft component Command/Service Module
Orbital insertion December 10, 1972, 19:47:22 UTC
Departit orbit December 16, 1972, 23:35:09 UTC
Orbits 75
Lunar lander
Spacecraft component Lunar Module
Laundin date December 11, 1972, 19:54:57 UTC
Return launch December 14, 1972, 22:54:37 UTC
Landin steid Taurus–Littrow
20°11′27″N 30°46′18″E / 20.19080°N 30.77168°E / 20.19080; 30.77168 (Apollo 17 laundin)
Sample mass 110.52 kilograms (243.7 lb)
Surface EVAs 3
EVA duration

22 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 covered 35.74 kilometers (22.21 mi)
Docking with LM
Dockin date December 7, 1972, 09:30:10 UTC
Undockin date December 11, 1972, 17:20:56 UTC
Docking with LM Ascent Stage
Dockin date December 15, 1972, 01:10:15 UTC
Undockin date December 15, 1972, 04:51:31 UTC
Peylaid
Scienteefic Instrument Module
Lunar Rovin Vehicle
Mass SIM:
LRV: 463 pounds (210 kg)

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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.