Crew of Apollo 17 mision, 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. The crew are shown here sitting in the Lunar Rover with the Saturn V rocket behind them at the Space Centre. The mision badge is shown in the top left hand corner.