Saturn V
Apollo 17

Saturn V | Apollo 17

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Saturn V Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Saturn V rocket as part of the Apollo 17 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu Dec 7th 1972 12:33 AM from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Saturn V and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Apollo 17

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.

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Saturn V

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