Apollo 17 Lunar Module after lift-off from the Moon, 1972.
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Apollo 17 was the sixth and last Apollo Moon landing mision. It carried astronauts, Eugene Cernan (Commander), Ronald Evans (Command Module pilot) and Harrison Schmitt (Lunar Module pilot) and lifted off from the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 7th December 1972. Schmitt, the twelth man to walk on the Moon, was also the first geologist to set foot on the lunar surface.