Apollo 17 Official Emblem

Apollo 17 Official Emblem

Official emblem of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission. Image: NASA

Apollo 17 was the eleventh and the last manned space mission in the NASA Apollo programme. It was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the sixth and final lunar landing mission. The mission was launched at 12:33 a.m. EST on 7 December 1972, and concluded on December 19.

Apollo 17 is also last time humans traveled beyond low Earth orbit. The mission broke several records: the longest moon landing, longest total extravehicular activities (moonwalks), largest lunar sample, and longest time in lunar orbit.

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