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Apollo 17
Mission insignia
Mission statistics[1]
Mission name Apollo 17
Command Module CM-114
callsign America
mass 30,369 kg
Service Module SM-114
Lunar Module LM-12
callsign Challenger
mass 16,456 kg
Crew size 3
Call sign Command module:
America
Lunar module:
Challenger
Booster Saturn V SA-512
Launch pad LC 39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, USA
Launch date December 7, 1972
05:33:00 UTC
Lunar landing
December 11, 1972   02:23:35 UTC
Taurus-Littrow
20° 11' 26.88" N   30° 46' 18.05" E
(based on the IAU
Mean Earth Polar Axis coordinate system)
Lunar EVA duration First 07:11:53
Second   07:36:56
Third 07:15:08
Total 22:03:57
Lunar surface time 3 d 02 h 59 m 40s
Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV-3
CMP EVA duration 01:05:44
Lunar sample mass 110.52 kg (243.65 lb)
Time in lunar orbit 6 d 03 h 43 m 37 s
Landing December 19, 1972
19:24:59 UTC
17°53′S, 166°7′W
Mission duration 12 d 13 h 51 m 59 s
Crew photo
Left to right: Schmitt, Cernan (seated), Evans
Left to right: Schmitt, Cernan (seated), Evans
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Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission in the NASA Apollo program. It was the first night launch of a US human spaceflight and the sixth and final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. The mission was launched on December 7, 1972, and concluded on December 19th. As of 2008, it remains the most recent manned Moon landing.[2] The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ... The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ... The LEM flight instrumentation panel and front windows. ... The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ... The LEM flight instrumentation panel and front windows. ... For the moon designated Saturn V, see Rhea. ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... UTC redirects here. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... IAU redirects here. ... In mathematics as applied to geometry, physics or engineering, a coordinate system is a system for assigning a tuple of numbers to each point in an n-dimensional space. ... Lunar Rover-Manned land vehicle (NASA) The Lunar Rover was a manned land vehicle for transport on the Moon. ... Lunar Ferroan Anorthosite #60025 (Plagioclase Feldspar). ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Apollo_17_crew. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (779x775, 1047 KB)[1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fifth mission to land on the Moon. ... Image File history File links Skylab1-Patch. ... Skylab 2 or SL-2 was the first human spaceflight mission to Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. ... Edward White on a spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... The Apollo program was a human spaceflight program undertaken by NASA during the years 1961 – 1975 with the goal of conducting manned moon landing missions. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Edward White on a spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission. ... Still frame from the video transmission of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969. ...

Contents

Crew

Number in brackets indicates number of spaceflights by each individual prior to and including this mission.

Joe Engle was the originally selected as the LMP, but once it became clear that Apollo 17 would be the last lunar flight, the scientific community pressed NASA to select a scientist-astronaut to land on the Moon. This led to Schmitt, a trained geologist, being removed from the crew of the now cancelled Apollo 18 and replacing Engle on 17. Eugene Andrew Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a retired United States Navy officer and a former NASA astronaut of Czech and Slovak ancestry. ... Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. ... Dr. Harrison Hagan Jack Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is a geologist, astronaut and former U.S. senator. ... Joseph Joe Henry Engle (born August 26, 1932 in Dickinson County, Kansas) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. ... The Geologist by Carl Spitzweg A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth and planets of the solar system (see planetary geology). ... Apollo 18 was a cancelled flight within the Apollo Program, which would have been the eighth attempted lunar landing. ...


Backup crew

John Watts Young (born September 24, 1930) is a former NASA astronaut who walked on the Moon on Apollo 16, April 21, 1972. ... Stuart Allen Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994) was a NASA astronaut, who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 14 mission. ... Astronaut Charles Duke on lunar surface, April 1972 Charles Moss Charlie Duke, Jr. ...

Support Crew

NAME: Robert F. Overmyer (Colonel, USMC, Ret. ... Robert Allan Ridley Parker (Ph. ... C. Gordon Fullerton is a research pilot at NASAs Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California. ...

Mission parameters

  • Mass:
    • Launch mass: 6,455,000 lb (2,923,400 kg)
    • Total spacecraft: 102,900 lb (46,700 kg)
      • CSM mass: 66,840 lb (30,320 kg), of which CM was 13,140 lb (5960 kg), SM 53,700 lb (24,360 kg)
      • LM mass: transposition and docking stage 36,274 lb (16,454 kg), separation for lunar landing 36,771 lb (16,679 kg), ascent stage at liftoff 10,997 lb (4,988 kg)
  • Earth orbits: 2 before leaving for Moon, approximately one on return
  • Lunar orbits: 75

20° 11' 26.88" N - 30.1° 46' 18.05" E A diagram of Keplerian orbital elements. ... This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... For the science fiction novella by William Shunn, see Inclination (novella). ... The orbital period is the time it takes a planet (or another object) to make one full orbit. ... This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... This article is about several astronomical terms (apogee & perigee, aphelion & perihelion, generic equivalents based on apsis, and related but rarer terms. ... For the science fiction novella by William Shunn, see Inclination (novella). ... The orbital period is the time it takes a planet (or another object) to make one full orbit. ...


Docking

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EVAs

  • Cernan and Schmitt - EVA 1
  • Cernan and Schmitt - EVA 2
  • Cernan and Schmitt - EVA 3
  • Evans - Transearth EVA 4

The splashdown point was 17° 52′ S, 166° 7′ W, 350 nautical miles (650 km) SE of the Samoan Islands and 6.5 km (4 mi) from the recovery ship USS Ticonderoga. Apollo 17 landed approximately 640 meters from its target point. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... UTC redirects here. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The fourth USS Ticonderoga (CV-14/CVA-14/CVS-14) of the United States Navy was an aircraft carrier. ...


Mission highlights

Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover's umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt's reflection can just be made out in Cernan's helmet.
Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover's umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt's reflection can just be made out in Cernan's helmet.
Schmitt stands next to a large boulder during EVA 3
Schmitt stands next to a large boulder during EVA 3
Command Module pilot Ron Evans performs a trans-earth EVA to retrieve film from the Apollo 17 SIM Bay camera. (NASA)
Command Module pilot Ron Evans performs a trans-earth EVA to retrieve film from the Apollo 17 SIM Bay camera. (NASA)
Apollo 17 recovery operations. (NASA)
Apollo 17 recovery operations. (NASA)
Depiction of the plaque left on the moon by Apollo 17
Depiction of the plaque left on the moon by Apollo 17
Apollo 17 photo taken by Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans of the Earth as the spacecraft headed for the moon (now known as "The Blue Marble photo")
Apollo 17 photo taken by Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans[3] of the Earth as the spacecraft headed for the moon (now known as "The Blue Marble photo")

One of the last two men to set foot on the Moon was also the first scientist-astronaut, geologist Harrison ("Jack") Schmitt. While Evans circled in America, Schmitt and Cernan collected a record 109 kg (240 pounds) of rocks during three Moonwalks. The crew roamed for 34 km (21 miles) through the Taurus-Littrow valley in their rover, discovered orange-colored soil, and left the most comprehensive set of instruments in the ALSEP on the lunar surface. Their mission was the last in the Apollo lunar program. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Download high resolution version (950x950, 202 KB)Gene Cernan beside LRV at start of EVA-3 http://www. ... Download high resolution version (950x950, 202 KB)Gene Cernan beside LRV at start of EVA-3 http://www. ... For the Soviet robotic rovers, see Lunokhod programme. ... Download high resolution version (900x932, 183 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (900x932, 183 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (640x640, 93 KB) AS17-152-23391 (17 December 1972) --- Astronaut Ronald E. Evans is photographed performing extravehicular activity during the Apollo 17 spacecrafts trans-earth coast. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (640x640, 93 KB) AS17-152-23391 (17 December 1972) --- Astronaut Ronald E. Evans is photographed performing extravehicular activity during the Apollo 17 spacecrafts trans-earth coast. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (762x798, 178 KB)Apollo 17 recovering operations, with the USS Ticonderoga in the background. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (762x798, 178 KB)Apollo 17 recovering operations, with the USS Ticonderoga in the background. ... Image File history File links A17-plaque. ... Image File history File links A17-plaque. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 599 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3000 × 3002 pixel, file size: 6. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 599 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3000 × 3002 pixel, file size: 6. ... Dr. Harrison Hagan Jack Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is a geologist, astronaut and former U.S. senator. ... Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. ... The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of Earth taken on 7 December 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 45,000 km. ... The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package, or ALSEP, was a set of connected scientific instruments left on the Moon when the Apollo program ended. ...


Introduction

Crew members were Eugene Cernan, commander; Ron Evans, command module pilot; and Harrison Schmitt, lunar module pilot. Eugene Andrew Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a retired United States Navy officer and a former NASA astronaut of Czech and Slovak ancestry. ... Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. ... Dr. Harrison Hagan Jack Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is a geologist, astronaut and former U.S. senator. ...


The landing site for this mission was on the southeastern rim of the Mare Serenitatis, in the southwestern Montes Taurus. This was a dark mantle between three high, steep massifs, in an area known as the Taurus-Littrow region. Pre-mission photographs showed boulders deposited along the bases of the mountains, which could provide bedrock samples. The area also contained a landslide, several impact craters, and some dark craters which could be volcanic. A map of Mare Serenitatis. ... Montes Taurus is a rugged, jumbled mountainous region on the Moon. ... In geology, a massif is a section of a planets crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. ...


A J-class mission, featuring the Lunar Rover, they conducted three lunar surface excursions, lasting 7.2, 7.6 and 7.3 hours. The mission returned 110.5 kg (243.6 lb) of samples from the Moon. For the Soviet robotic rovers, see Lunokhod programme. ...


The Command module is currently on display at NASA's Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. The lunar module impacted the Moon on December 15, 1972 at 06:50:20.8 UT (1:50 AM EST) at 19.96 N, 30.50 E. An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas in 1989. ... Houston redirects here. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On this mission the astronauts took a famous photograph of the earth known as "The Blue Marble". Original caption: View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. ...


Mission notes

  • Schmitt, a geologist, was the first (and to date, only) scientist to walk on the Moon.
  • Like the astronauts of Apollo 10, 12, 13, and 14 before them, the Apollo 17 crew were recovered in Pacific waters near American Samoa after splashdown, and were flown from the recovery ship to the airport at Tafuna where they were greeted with an enthusiastic (and well practiced) Samoan reception before being flown on to Honolulu, thence to Houston.
  • The plaque left on the ladder of the descent stage of Challenger read: Here Man completed his first explorations of the moon. December 1972 AD. May the spirit of peace in which we came be reflected in the lives of all mankind. The plaque showed two hemispheres of Earth and the near side of the Moon, plus the signatures of Cernan, Evans, Schmitt, and President Nixon.
  • Commander Eugene Cernan took a Czechoslovak flag with him to the Moon because his ancestors came from Czechoslovakia. Later he gave it to the Institute of astronomy in Ondrejov (Czech republic).
  • Schmitt was originally due to fly on the cancelled Apollo 18 but following pressure from the science community was moved up to LM pilot on Apollo 17 in place of Joe Engle.
  • Apollo 17 broke several records set by previous flights, including longest manned lunar landing flight; longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities; largest lunar sample return, and longest time in lunar orbit.
  • Apollo 17 was the last manned NASA mission to land on the moon in the 20th century. The next crewed NASA mission to land on the Moon is very tentatively scheduled to occur in 2019 with Orion 15 mission.

This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo program, and the first (and only manned Saturn V) mission to launch from pad 39B. The mission included the second crew to orbit the Moon, and the test of the lunar module in lunar orbit. ... Apollo 12 was the sixth manned mission in the Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon. ... This article is about the Apollo mission. ... Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo program and the third mission to land on the Moon. ... Pacific redirects here. ... Atlantic splashdown locations of American spacecraft. ... Tafuna is a village on the east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... Lunar Plaques are square stainless steel plaques (9 x 7 5/8) attached to the ladders on the descent stages of the lunar modules used from Apollo 11 thru Apollo 17. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Apollo 18 was a cancelled flight within the Apollo Program, which would have been the eighth attempted lunar landing. ... Joseph Joe Henry Engle (born August 26, 1932 in Dickinson County, Kansas) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. ... Orion 15 is the name of a current NASA mission, that will be the first Constellation lunar orbit and dress rehearsal flight in conjunction with the LSAM 2 lander. ...

Quotes

"Ah! You see one Earth, you've seen them all."

– Jack Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot.

"As I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come — but we believe not too long into the future — I'd like to just [say] what I believe history will record — that America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."

– Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander. Last man to walk on the moon, December 14, 1972.

"Okay, Jack. Let's get this mother outta here." is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

– Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander. Apocryphal last 'informal' words said on the lunar surface, one second before lunar liftoff (does not appear in voice transcripts.)

Apocrypha (from the Greek word , meaning those having been hidden away[1]) are texts of uncertain authenticity or writings where the authorship is questioned. ...

Mission insignia

The circular patch is one of the most detailed of the Apollo series. The official NASA press release said: "The insignia is dominated by the image of Apollo, the Greek sun god. Suspended in space behind the head of Apollo is an American eagle of contemporary design, the red bars of the eagle's wing represent the bars in the U.S. flag; the three white stars symbolize the three astronaut crewmen. The background is deep blue space and within it are the Moon, the planet Saturn and a spiral galaxy or nebula. The Moon is partially overlaid by the eagle's wing suggesting that this is a celestial body that man has visited and in that sense conquered. The thrust of the eagle and the gaze of Apollo to the right and toward Saturn and the galaxy is meant to imply that man's goals in space will someday include the planets and perhaps the stars. The colors of the emblem are red, white and blue, the colors of the U.S. flag; with the addition of gold, to symbolize the golden age of space flight that will begin with this Apollo 17 lunar landing. The Apollo image used in this emblem was the Apollo of Belvedere sculpture now in the Vatican Gallery in Rome. This emblem was designed by artist Robert T. McCall in collaboration with the astronauts." The insignia is surrounded by a light gray band with names of the crew and the words APOLLO XVII. For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... American Eagle can refer to: American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Outfitters, an American clothing retailer AMC Eagle car (also known as American Eagle) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Flag ratio: 10:19; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars... This article is about Earths moon. ... This article is about the planet. ... For other uses, see Galaxy (disambiguation). ... The Triangulum Emission Nebula NGC 604 The Pillars of Creation from the Eagle Nebula For other uses, see Nebula (disambiguation). ... Currently, the most common technology for space transport is rocket propulsion, which expels matter to provide a net forward thrust. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ...


Capsule locations

The Command Module America is currently on display at Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas. Space Center Houston logo Space Center Houston, located in Houston, Texas, is the official visitors center of the Johnson Space Center. ... Houston redirects here. ...


The Lunar Module Challenger impacted the Moon 15 December 1972 at 06:50:20.8 UT (1:50 AM EST) 19.96 N, 30.50 E.


Media

  • Schmitt falls

    Astronaut Harrison Schmitt falls while on a moonwalk


    Ap17 schmitt falls. ... Ap17 schmitt falls. ... Dr. Harrison Hagan Jack Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is a geologist, astronaut and former U.S. senator. ...

    Schmitt sings

    Harrison Schmitt sings I was strolling on the Moon one day


    Ap17 strolling. ... Ap17 strolling. ... Dr. Harrison Hagan Jack Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is a geologist, astronaut and former U.S. senator. ...

    Apollo 17's Lunar Module blasts off and leaves the moon

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Depiction in fiction

Portions of the Apollo 17 mission are dramatized in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon episode entitled "Le Voyage dans la Lune". From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. ...


Additionally, there have been fictional astronauts in film, literature and television who have been described as "the last man to walk on the moon," implying they were crew members on Apollo 17. One such character was Steve Austin in the television series The Six Million Dollar Man; in a latter episode of the series, Austin's character was asked what space mission he flew on, and he answered, "Apollo 17" (the series first appeared on television in 1973 as a made-for-TV movie, however the novel upon which it was based — Cyborg — was published before the mission and does not make such a reference). Another example is the character of Captain Tanner in the science fiction film Deep Impact. This article is about the literary and television character. ... The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a fictional cyborg working for the OSI (which was usually said to refer to the Office of Scientific Intelligence, but sometimes was called the Office of Scientific Investigation as well as the Office of Strategic Intelligence[1]). The show... Cyborg is the title of a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1972. ... Deep Impact is a 1998 science fiction disaster film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures. ...


The mission patch for Apollo 17 was used for the mission patch for the NASA space ship Charybdis in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" entitled "The Royale". The Royale is the name of an episode from the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...


In WALL-E, the main characters flying away from Earth pass the Moon and the landing site of Apollo 17 (or perhaps one of the other "J" missions: Apollo 15 and 16). Behind the landing site one sees a large sign on the lunar surface exclaiming the future site of a shopping mall. WALL-E (promoted with an interpunct as WALL•E) is a 2008 computer animated-adventure-comedy-science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 27, 2008. ...


See also

Astronaut Bruce McCandless on an untethered EVA Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is work done by an astronaut away from the Earth and outside of his or her spacecraft. ... Related article Mir extra-vehicular activity (just an excerpt from the table above) List of ISS spacewalks (just an excerpt from the table above) External link NASA JSC Oral History Project: See link near page end to Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology PDF document. ... Atlantic splashdown locations of American spacecraft. ... Map of the moon showing some landing sites. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Google Maps. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Richard W. Orloff. Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference (SP-4029). NASA.
  2. ^ The next planned human lunar landing – Orion 15, planned for 2019 and no later than 2020 – will probably also be undertaken by NASA. There is a small chance, however, that another agency, such as the Chinese national space administration, may undertake an earlier human lunar landing.
  3. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,910523,00.html

Orion 15 is the name of a current NASA mission, that will be the first Constellation lunar orbit and dress rehearsal flight in conjunction with the LSAM 2 lander. ... The China National Space Administration (CNSA) () is the civilian agency of the government of the Peoples Republic of China responsible for the national space program. ...

References

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