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Apollo 17 was launched on December 7, 1972. It was the final Apollo mission and the last time humans have flown beyond low Earth orbit.

Geologist Harrison Schmitt is at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is in the background. Gene Cernan – the last man on the Moon – took the two photos used to make this mosaic image.

[Image Credit: NASA/Eugene Cernan]


Mona Evans
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