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Apollo 17: NASA's Last Apollo Moon Landing Mission in Pictures

Scruffy Face

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On Dec. 11, 1972, astronaut Eugene A. Cernan snapped this image of astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt with several days of growth on his beard.

Station 1 Samples

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Astronaut Eugene Cernan captured and image of scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collecting lunar rake samples.

Honoring the US

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Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt snapped an image of astronaut Eugene A. Cernan with the United States flag on the lunar service.

Lunar Gloves

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Astronauts wear specially designed gloves consisting of on inner and outer glove — the inner glove contains pressure bladders covered with Beta Cloth while the outer gloves include Beta Cloth, Mylar and a metallic mesh inthe hand area. For increased sensitivity, the thumb and fingertips are covered with molded silicone rubber. The inner gloves connect to the suit with pressure sealing rings and the outer gloves are designed to protect astronauts from micrometeorites, abrasions and heat.

Looking to the future

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A map created by Mapping Sciences Laboratory, Science & Applications Directorate at the Manned Spacecraft Center reveals future landing sites for the Apollo missions.

Back to Earth

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During the Apollo 17 spacecraft's coast back toward Earth, astronaut Ronald E. Evans completed an EVA retrieving film cassettes from the lunar sounder, mapping camera and panoramic camera for study on Earth.

Challenger

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The Lunar Module for the Apollo 17 mission, named "Challenger" was captured with the 70mm camera while in the lunar orbit.

Time for a Tuneup

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During the first EVA at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, astronaut Eugene A. Cernan looks over the LRV. The rover is seen prior to it being loaded up for research on the lunar surface.

A Final Look

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On the lunar surface on the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon, a group of boulders litter the lunarscape. This image was captured during Apollo 17, the final lunar landing mission of NASA's Apollo Program.

Getting Work Done

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Here several of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments are seen on the lunar surface as the Apollo 17 crewmen deployed and left them.

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