Apollo 17



DescriptionApollo 17 was the final mission of the United States Apollo lunar landing program, and was the sixth and last landing of humans on the Moon. Launched at 12:33 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 7, 1972, with a three-member crew consisting of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, It was the last use of Apollo hardware for its original mission. After Apollo 17, extra Apollo spacecraft were used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz Test Project programs.
Year of flight1972
Mission Duration12 days 13 hours 51 minutes 59 seconds
Days of mission12
Launch Date7/12/1972
Landing Date19/12/1972
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)-17.88, -166.11
Landing siteSouth Pacific Ocean
Launch mass (kg)46980
OperatorNASA
Mission typeManned lunar landing
Docked toLunar Module
Days Docked4
Docking date7/12/1972
Undocking date11/12/1972
Epoch11/12/2014
Reference systemSelenocentric
Periselene (km)26.9
Aposelene (km)109.3
Crew size3
MembersEugene A. Cernan Ronald E. Evans Harrison H. Schmitt Callsign CSM: America LM: Challenger
Spacecraft typeApollo CSM
Spacecraft typeApollo LM-12
Spacecraft ManucaturerNorth American Rockwell
Spacecraft ManucaturerGrumman
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17