Earth's Moon - Apollo 17

Astronaut, Lunar Rover and large boulder on the Moon

Earth's Moon
Photograph taken by Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, of lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt standing in front of a large split boulder on the Moon. The lunar rover is in the foreground at left. The picture was taken during the third EVA at the Taurus-Littnow site on the Moon at Station 6, the base of the North Massif. Apollo 17 was launched on 7 December 1972 and landed on the Moon 11 December. It was the last of the Apollo Moon landing missions. (Apollo 17, AS17-146-22294)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972-12-13
Distance/Range (km): .02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +20.,031. E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Surface view, boulder, astronaut
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Film Type - 70 mm SO-368
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 mm focal length
Filter: none
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: AS17-146-22294
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 72-096A-05B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015