Apollo 17

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Lunar Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 17 was the final mission of the Apollo program. The craft was crewed by Commander Eugene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt & Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans. The mission lasted for 12 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes and 59 seconds during which time Cernan & Schmitt spent 3 days on lunar surface completing three moonwalks to collect lunar samples and install scientific instruments on the surface. Apollo 17 was the last time human beings have gone beyond Low Earth Orbit.

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Additional Media

APOLLO 17 : " A terrific launch ". EXCEPTIONAL REAL SOUND LIVE, Dan Beaumont film, December 7, 1972

Apollo 17 launch top photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/sets/72157629483845773/. Can not forgotten, 40 years ago, I was at the Press-site at...

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo America CSM-114


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Lunar Orbit where the LM would detach and land on the Moon.
Serial Number: CSM-114

CSM-114 "America" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 17 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Gene Cernan

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 14, 1934
Date of Death: Jan. 16, 2017

Ronald Evans

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Nov. 10, 1933
Date of Death: April 7, 1990

Harrison Schmitt

Lunar Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 3, 1935
Age: 85

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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