Apollo 17 lunar base at Taurus Littrow, 1972.
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This view shows the Apollo 17 Lunar Module, Lunar Rover and an astronaut laying out experiments on the Moon's surface. Apollo 17, the sixth and last manned mision to the Moon, with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt on board, was launched on 7th December 1972. Schmitt, the twelth man to walk on the Moon, was also the first geologist to set foot on its surface.