Making the final crewed landing of the Apollo Program, Apollo 17 touched down on the lunar surface on December 11, 1972, at 2:54 p.m. EST. Along with mission Commander Gene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt guided the Lunar Module Challenger towards the Taurus-Littrow Valley. Schmitt, the only geologist to land on the Moon, and Cernan spent three days on the lunar surface. Learn more about Apollo 17:

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Splashdown. Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. It was launched on April 11, 1970, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.

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1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover. | July 31, 1971: Astronauts Drive on the Moon | This Day In Tech | Wired ...

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The Golden Age of NASA Infographic | shared by mattb434 | Dec 04, 2014 | in Science | Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

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Jan. 27, 1967. A flash fire aboard the spacecraft Apollo I kills astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee.

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Remembering Apollo 13 - Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise head for Pad 39A and a voyage they will never forget. Apollo 13 was launched to the Moon on April 11, 1970.

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