NASA’s Apollo 17 was the final mission of the Apollo program, launching on December 7, 1972 with Commander Eugene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans. Both Cernan and Schmitt walked on the moon, with the latter being the only professional geologist to land on the lunar surface. This mission focused on science, which meant the inclusion of a number of new experiments, including a biological experiment containing five mice carried in the command module.
The footage you see above was captured during lunar orbit revolution 11 with the 16mm film interpolated from 6fps to 24fps with Hasselblad photos. Not only was this the last mission of the Apollo program, but it also set several records for crewed spaceflight, including the longest crewed lunar landing mission (12 days 14 hours), greatest distance from a spacecraft during an extravehicular activity of any type (4.7 miles), longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities (22 hours 4 minutes), largest lunar sample return (254 pounds), and most lunar orbits (75).
- Features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with a depiction of the lunar surface, with a crater, footprints and a U.S. flag
- This modular model features a descent stage with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera, laser hatches, and a movable ladder
- The ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. The model is finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate