Apollo 17

Launched on December 7, 1992, the Apollo 17 mission was the last of the Apollo missions. It was the only mission with a scientist (geologist) on board. There were three lunar EVAs and one deep space EVA.

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during the Apollo 17 mission.

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt with boulder during Apollo 17 mission.

The Earth from Apollo 17. This is the image called "The Blue Marble".

The images and text are extracted from the NASA sites, which may be consulted for more details.

Dating a rock from Apollo 17

Online references:
NASA's Apollo Program site
Apollo 17 Mission

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