A Look Back at Apollo 17

apollo 17 launch image
The Apollo 17 mission got underway with the program's first night launch from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral) at 12:33 a.m. local time Dec. 7, 1972, following a 2-hr. 40-min. delay.
Credit: NASA

Aviation Week & Space Technology's initial coverage of Apollo 17 focused on the mission's science-gathering:


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