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[22], At 3:46 am EST, the S-IVB third stage was re-ignited to propel the spacecraft towards the Moon. [3][23], Soon after completing their preparations for landing, Cernan and Schmitt began their descent to the Taurus-Littrow valley on the lunar surface. Several minutes after the descent phase was initiated, the LM pitched over, giving the crew their first look at the landing site during the descent phase and allowing Cernan to guide the spacecraft to a desirable landing target while Schmitt provided data from the flight computer essential for landing. [41], Throughout the Apollo lunar missions, the crew members observed light flashes that penetrated closed eyelids. Upon arrival, Cernan reported their range as 7.6 km[32]:1144 (4.7 mi, 25,029 ft[35]) away from the lunar module; it was the furthest distance traveled away from a spacecraft during the Apollo program. George M. Low, manager at the Apollo Spacecraft Program, pictured in the foreground among the Mission Operations Control Room during the Apollo 11 … Apollo 11 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS. A plaque located on the LM, commemorating the achievements made during the Apollo program, was then unveiled. [41], The Apollo 17 crew conducted an experiment, also conducted on Apollo 16, with the objective of linking these light flashes with cosmic rays. 1. [29] The EVA ended after seven hours and twelve minutes. They drove the rover to nine planned geological survey stations to collect samples and make observations. What if the stuff acted like quicksand? However, lunar dust stuck to the tape's surface, preventing it from adhering properly. And the walking of an astronaut or the movement of a rover stirs up dust. No damage was found in the mice's retinas or viscera. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Telegraph. Apollo 11) — американский пилотируемый космический корабль серии «Аполлон», в ходе полёта которого 16—24 июля 1969 года жители Земли впервые в истории совершили посадку на поверхность другого небесного тела — Луны. In making the final landing site decision, mission planners took into consideration the primary objectives for Apollo 17: obtaining old highlands material from a substantial distance from Mare Imbrium, sampling material from young volcanic activity (i.e., less than three billion years), and having minimal ground overlap with the orbital ground tracks of Apollo 15 and Apollo 16 to maximize the amount of new data obtained. I'm on the surface; and, as I take man's last step from the surface, back home for some time to come - but we believe not too long into the future - I'd like to just [say] what I believe history will record. Later missions after Apollo 11 featured longer EVAs, and there are reports about these tiny shards of rock permeating Lunar Module interiors, coating helmet visors, jamming zippers and even penetrating layers of protective spacesuit material. [42], The TGE was carried on the Lunar Roving Vehicle; measurements were taken by the astronauts while the LRV was not in motion or after the gravimeter was placed on the surface. Though scientists are now acutely aware of the impacts of space radiation and dust on astronaut health, in those pioneering days of 1969, there was some degree of trial and error. Crewed missions are in, This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 01:15. The LM touched down on the lunar surface at 2:55 pm EST on December 11. [45], The five pocket mice (Perognathus longimembris) were implanted with radiation monitors under their scalps and flown on the mission. HISTORY reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it is complete and accurate. Want more HISTORY? The scalp lesions and liver lesions appeared to be unrelated to one another, and were not thought to be the result of cosmic rays. The wing of the eagle partially overlays the Moon, suggesting man's established presence there. The Eagle has landed.”. Page 82 of the Apollo 11 post mission report says ....'because of uncoupled attitude maneuvers such as hot fire tests, undocking impulse, station keeping, sublimator operation and possible tunnel and cabin venting. [47], Sector one of the Apollo 17 SM contained the scientific instrument module (SIM) bay. So with the modified flight plan, the duo had to find another suitable place to safely touch down. Stopping at station 4—Shorty crater—the astronauts discovered orange soil, which proved to be very small beads of volcanic glass formed over 3.5 billion years ago. [41], The lunar sounder beamed electromagnetic impulses toward the lunar surface, which were designed with the objective of obtaining data to assist in developing a geological model of the interior of the Moon to an approximate depth of 1.3 km (0.81 mi). That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. Apollo 11 CSM from LM after undocking Apollo 11 photo of the Command and Service Modules from the Lunar Module "Eagle," following undocking and prior to beginning of the powered descent to the lunar surface. So NASA assigned Schmitt as the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 17. This pause was the only launch delay in the Apollo program caused by this type of hardware failure. [1], In 2009 and again in 2011, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the landing site from increasingly low orbits. Before the instructions could be relayed to Armstrong and Aldrin, however, the ice plug thawed, the gas was released, and the problem remedied itself. As part of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP), the astronauts also deployed the Lunar Surface Gravimeter, a similar experiment, which ultimately failed to function properly. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! “You never [want to] go under the ‘Dead Man’s Curve,’” Flight Controller Steve Bales later recalled in an interview. As the minutes ticked down, and the pair watched the lunar surface getting closer by the second, another problem became clear: they were burning more fuel than calculated. Valentina Tereshkova. However, when the Apollo 15 postage stamp incident became public in early 1972, the crew was reprimanded by NASA and the United States Air Force (they were active duty officers). In the 1972 novel Cyborg, upon which the series was based, Austin remembers watching the Earth "fall away during Apollo XVII. Apollo 16 was the tenth crewed mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon, and the second to land in the lunar highlands. The Apollo 17 spacecraft reentered Earth's atmosphere and landed safely in the Pacific Ocean at 2:25 p.m., 6.4 kilometers (4.0 mi) from the recovery ship, USS Ticonderoga. Cernan and Schmitt landed in the Taurus–Littrow valley and completed three moonwalks, taking lunar samples and deploying scientific instruments. The collection contains 80 transcripts (approximately 45,000 pages of text). We're breathing again. Shortly thereafter, the two astronauts began re-configuring the LM for their stay on the surface and began preparations for the first moonwalk of the mission, or EVA-1. [45] However, subsequent studies showed no significant effect on the brains. Apollo 11 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center . After a successful rendezvous and docking with Ron Evans in the CSM in orbit, the crew transferred equipment and lunar samples between the LM and the CSM for return to Earth. The “In Event of Moon Disaster” speech was never read but was instead filed away as a reminder that space exploration is a dangerous endeavor that has claimed the lives of many brave explorers since the beginning of the space age. It was also the final use of Apollo hardware for its original purpose (extra Apollo spacecraft were later used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs). [35] Once the LM was repressurized, CAPCOM Bob Parker was particularly impressed, saying: "Absolutely outstanding. The dust will travel ballistically, because there’s no atmosphere, and it will stick to anything and everything.”. [45] At the time of the publication of the Apollo 17 Preliminary Science Report, the mouse brains had not yet been examined. Three white stars above the red bars represent the three crewmen of the mission. Four days later, on July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon's surface. 20050701. The scientific community subsequently pressed NASA to find a way to assign a geologist—and not just a pilot with geology training—to an Apollo landing. Apollo 11 Lunar Module Undocking From the Command Module. "[37], Cernan then followed Schmitt into the LM; the final lunar excursion had a duration of seven hours and fifteen minutes. Apollo 11 Flight Plan These Flight Plan excerpts were scanned by Frank O'Brien. [3][38], Apollo 17 was the third mission (the others being Apollo 15 and Apollo 16) to make use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle. The clock was reset and held at the T-22 minute mark while technicians worked around the malfunction in order to continue with the launch. The historic event — the first undocking by an uncrewed U.S. supply ship, saw SpaceX's CRS-21 Cargo Dragon back away from the Harmony module's space port at 9:05 a.m. EST (1405 GMT). Last revised 28 July 2002. The electrical properties of the lunar soil could be determined by comparison of the transmitted and received electrical signals. Evidence supports the hypothesis that these flashes occur when charged particles travel through the retina in the eye. Following this, the LM ascent stage was sealed off and jettisoned at 1:31 am on December 15. Four of the five mice survived the flight; the cause of death of the fifth mouse was not determined. Apollo 17 Lunar Module America blasts off and leaves the Moon, as seen from the Lunar Roving Vehicle, Evans performs an EVA before returning home, A model of the UV spectrometer used to take the first accurate measurements of the constituents of the Moon's atmosphere, Landing site, as imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2009, Narrow-angle image of the LM Challenger descent stage surrounded by LRV tracks and footprints, as imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2011. [3][30], On December 12, awakened by "Ride of the Valkyries",[31] Cernan and Schmitt began their second lunar excursion. The latter were detonated remotely to test geophones placed by the astronauts, and also seismometers left during previous missions. [42], Apollo 17 was the only lunar surface expedition to include the surface electrical properties (SEP) experiment. At different stops during the mission's traverses, electrical signals traveled from the transmitting device, through the ground, and were received at the LRV. MPEGVideo Format (2.1 M) The Apollo 11 Lunar Module separates from the Command Module and prepares to descend toward the moon. [14][16], The insignia's most prominent feature is an image of the Greek sun god Apollo backdropped by a rendering of an American eagle, the red bars on the eagle mirroring those on the flag of the United States. [49][50], The ascent stage of Lunar Module Challenger impacted the Moon December 15, 1972, at 06:50:20.8 UT (1:50 am EST), at 19°58′N 30°30′E / 19.96°N 30.50°E / 19.96; 30.50 (Apollo 17 LM ascent stage). The relief on Earth was tangible: “Roger, Twan… Tranquility. [5], After the elimination of the above sites, three sites made the final consideration for Apollo 17: Alphonsus crater, Gassendi crater, and the Taurus-Littrow valley. Cernan, Evans, Schmitt, and the mice returned to Earth on December 19.[3]. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt falls while on a moonwalk, Harrison Schmitt poses with the American flag and Earth in the background during Apollo 17's first EVA. Although it had been shut down, sensors were detecting a pressure build-up in the landing engine fuel line. Missing the Mark on Touch-Down Amid Multiple Alarms. It was the last EVA of the Apollo program. © 2021 A&E Television Networks, LLC. "[57] In the 1998 film Deep Impact fictional astronaut Spurgeon "Fish" Tanner, portrayed by Robert Duvall, was described at a Presidential press conference as the "last man to walk on the Moon" by the President of the United States, portrayed by Morgan Freeman. Its crew consisted of Commander Eugene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and it carried a biological experiment containing five mice. This NASA film documents the May 18 to May 26, 1969, Apollo mission with astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan, and John Young. The American flag heralded the launch of Apollo 11, the first Lunar landing mission, on July 16, 1969. [12], That opened the question of who would fill the two other Apollo 17 slots: the rest of the Apollo 15 backup crew (Dick Gordon and Vance Brand) or the Apollo 14 backup crew (minus Engle). [12], The Apollo 15 prime crew received the backup assignment since this was to be the last lunar mission and the backup crew would not rotate to another mission. Director of Flight Crew Operations Deke Slayton removed them from flight status and replaced them with Young and Duke from the Apollo 16 prime crew and Roosa from the Apollo 14 prime and Apollo 16 backup crews. Apollo astronauts found the abrasive dust to be more than a nuisance. [3], Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt successfully lifted off from the lunar surface in the ascent stage of the LM on December 14, at 5:55 pm EST. The gaze of Apollo and the direction of the eagle's motion embody man's intention to explore further destinations in space. Armstrong used a pen to bridge the circuit and stop them from being stuck on the moon… The orange soil then becomes the major driver of the plot of the rest of the story. [5], The Taurus-Littrow site was selected with the prediction that the crew would be able to obtain samples of old highland material from the remnants of a landslide event that occurred on the south wall of the valley and the possibility of relatively young, explosive volcanic activity in the area. [58], The 2013 song "Contact" from Daft Punk includes audio from the Apollo 17 mission, courtesy of NASA and Captain Eugene Cernan. APOLLO 11 - FLIGHT PLAN. 5. I'm certainly not … (It impacted the lunar surfa… The astronaut crew had to troubleshoot a series of problems throughout the historic 1969 flight. Poppy Northcutt : One of the joys about the space program – everybody felt they had a piece of it, and they did. The crew collected 66 kilograms (146 lb) of lunar samples and took another nine gravimeter measurements. Although the valley is similar to the landing site of Apollo 15 in that it is on the border of a lunar mare, the advantages of Taurus-Littrow were believed to outweigh the drawbacks, thus leading to its selection as the Apollo 17 landing site. On July 21, 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two individuals to land and walk on the lunar surface. [25][26][27], The first lunar excursion began four hours after landing, at 6:54 p.m. EST on December 11. The first task was to offload the rover and other equipment from the LM. Mission control: Apollo 11, Houston, you’re good at one minute. 2 hours ago. Apollo 15, Endeavour and Falcon, will be undocking, as we said, at 100 hours, 13 minutes, 56 seconds; which will be shortly before we reacquire the spacecraft on the 12th revolution. We copy you on the ground. The launch was visible as far away as 800 km (500 mi); observers in Miami, Florida, saw a "red streak" crossing the northern sky. Apollo 11 began its journey on July 16, 1969 at 13:32 GMT as the two spacecraft and their crew of three NASA astronauts lifted off on the fiery tail of … After risking their lives for the advancement of humanity, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins had the dubious pleasure of being stuck in planetary protection quarantine on their return, just in case a deadly space-borne plague had hitched a ride with them. APOLLO 11 APOLLO AS-506/CSM-107/LM-5 FINAL FLIGHT PLAN JULY 1, 1969 Submitted by: L. J. Riché Flight Planning Branch G. M. Colton Flight Planning Branch T. A. Guillory Flight Planning Branch Approved by: W. J. As if that wasn’t enough drama, the Eagle’s computer had been distracting them with program alarms throughout their descent. A couple of hours earlier, as the spidery Lunar Module “Eagle” undocked from the Command Module “Columbia,” residual pressure inside the tunnel that connected the two spacecraft before undocking wasn’t sufficiently vented, causing Eagle to get an additional boost as it separated. A landing in a region southwest of Mare Crisium was rejected on the grounds that a Soviet spacecraft could easily access the site; Luna 21 eventually did so shortly after the Apollo 17 site selection was made. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. [56], Additionally, there have been fictional astronauts in film, literature and television who have been described as "the last man to walk on the Moon", implying they were crew members on Apollo 17 or an analogue mission. During the 12th and 13th revolutions, Al Worden will be tracking a crater near … Fortunately, as the alarm was intermittent, Mission Control deemed the risk of computer overload low and green-lit the landing. [20], The patch includes, along with the colors of the U.S. flag (red, white, and blue), the color gold, representative of a "golden age" of spaceflight that was to begin with Apollo 17. Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin are now on course to the surface of the Moon, after undocking from Columbia. Launched at 12:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 7, 1972, Apollo 17 was a "J-type" mission that included three days on the lunar surface, extended scientific capability, and the use of the third Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). This project combines condensed mission transcripts with selected photographs taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts from July 16-24, 1969. Fleetwood - probably the most famous manufacturer of the Soyuz-Apollo FDCs, at least considering the availability of covers. And I mean it from the bottom of my heart or the bottom of my soul or something, my conscience. 12 or 13. [3] Concluding the EVA at seven hours and thirty-seven minutes, Cernan and Schmitt had completed the longest-duration EVA in history to-date, traveling further away from a spacecraft and covering more ground on a planetary body during a single EVA than any other spacefarers. Apollo 11 was an historic human spaceflight mission that put the first humans on the moon. The CSM separated from the S-IVB stage at 16:56:24 UT and docked with the LM at 17:07:49 UT. While working near the rover, Cernan caught his hammer under the right-rear fender extension, accidentally breaking it off. Extended docking probe and drogue, showing the configuration following undocking. Schmitt stands next to a large boulder during EVA-3. By 1969, only landed a handful of robotic landers had touched down on the lunar surface. “We all felt that the consequences of an explosion, even of the relatively small amount of fuel remaining in that short section of line, was unpredictable and unacceptable,” wrote aerospace engineer and “Father of the Lunar Module” Thomas J. Kelly in his book 2001 book, Moon Lander. There was also the possibility that the fluffy accumulations of moon dust covered jagged shards of rock that could cause injuries to moonwalkers or to the lander itself. The results of this experiment, which are consistent with lunar rock composition, show that the top 2 km (1.2 mi) of the Moon are extremely dry. The Lunar Module as seen from the Command Module before descent to the lunar surface. The insignia was designed by Robert McCall, with input from the crew. On December 19, the crew jettisoned the no-longer-needed SM, leaving only the CM for return to Earth. Apollo 12 was the sixth crewed flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon.It was launched on November 14, 1969, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, four months after Apollo 11.Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad and Apollo Lunar Module Pilot Alan L. Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar surface activity while Command … März 2011, aufgenommen aus dem Space Shuttle Discovery Emblem Maße Spannweite: 109 m Länge: Rumpf: 51 m Solarmodule: 73 m Rauminhalt: 916 m 3 Masse: 420 t Umlaufbahn Apogäumshöhe: 320–430 km Perigäumshöhe: 320–410 km Bahnneigung: 51,6° Umlaufzeit: ca. Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. I can't say more than that. The SIM bay housed three experiments for use in lunar orbit: a lunar sounder, an infrared scanning radiometer, and a far-ultraviolet spectrometer. “The very access to the moon stirs up dust. Some sites were rejected at earlier stages. Watch or download the latest launch videos, mission updates, animations, This Week @NASA, ScienceCast and more. Thus, a landing in the crater Copernicus was rejected because Apollo 12 had already obtained samples from that impact, and three other Apollo expeditions had already visited the vicinity of Mare Imbrium. Apollo’s do-or-die: Last 100 feet to moon key to Apollo fate. By Marvin Miles, Aerospace Writer – Los Angeles Times (July 16, 1969) HOUSTON — Success and disaster will hang in the balance for Apollo 11 Sunday during the last 100 feet of the descent to the moon and again Monday in the first few seconds of the launch back into lunar orbit. [41], The laser altimeter was designed with the intention of measuring the altitude of the spacecraft above the lunar surface within approximately two meters (6.6 feet), and providing altitude information to the panoramic and mapping cameras. Halt. These flashes, described as "streaks" or "specks" of light, were usually observed by astronauts while the spacecraft was darkened during a sleep period. The second of Apollo's "J missions," it was crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly.Launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida … Buzz Aldrin's bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission, one of the first steps taken on the moon. The Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia" was equipped with this automatic Maurer 16mm data acquisition camera (DAC), designed to operate at several speeds while documenting technical aspects of the mission. NASA photo ID AS11-37-5444 “All of the astronauts complained of the problems with dust,” said Brian O’Brien, a Rice University professor from 1963 to 1968 who built radiation and dust experiments for the Apollo missions. View of Apollo 11 Lunar Module undocking from the Command Module. [36] The final stop before returning to the LM was Camelot crater; throughout the sojourn, the astronauts collected 34 kilograms (75 lb) of samples, took another seven gravimeter measurements, and deployed three more explosive packages. ISS mit ATV-2 am 7. [45], The study found lesions in the scalp itself and liver. The countdown then resumed, and the liftoff occurred at 12:33 am EST. Why the Air Force Almost Blasted the Moon with an H-Bomb, The Amazing Handmade Tech That Powered Apollo 11's Moon Voyage. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon.Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC (14:17 CST).Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours and 39 minutes later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. All Rights Reserved. AS11-44-6551-53 Anaglyph by Patrick Vantuyne (click on the image for a larger version) Previous Anaglyph: Next Anaglyph: Apollo 11 Gallery: Anaglyph Albums: Watch the full episode of Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes. [6][7] The mission included the first night launch of a U.S. crewed spacecraft and the final crewed launch of a Saturn V rocket. "[54], The prologue to the 1999 novel Back to the Moon, by Homer Hickam, begins with a dramatized depiction of the end of the second Apollo 17 EVA. Scientists would then use this data to help determine the geological substructure of the landing site and the surrounding vicinity. As the adrenaline ebbed and the astronauts carried out their post-landing tasks, another problem was brewing. 93 min COSPAR-Bezeichnung: 1998-067A Energieversorgung Elektrische Leistung: 84 kW … Overnight, the flight controllers devised a procedure communicated by John Young: taping four cronopaque maps together and clamping the "replacement fender extension" onto the fender. Probably the most terrifying moment of the Apollo 11 landing, however, didn’t actually happen. The project, and its memorable handshake in space, was a symbol of détente between the two superpowers. Mercury Through Apollo. [3], After separating from the CSM, the LM Challenger and its crew of two, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, adjusted their orbit and began preparations for the descent to Taurus-Littrow. A similar incident occurred on Apollo 16 as John Young maneuvered around the rover. The information is not given for Apollo 11 or later missions, but was probably included as part of the LM check-out prior to undocking. 3:17:40 pm EST The LM lands on the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin inside. I follow the steps to activate VHF ranging per the Apollo 11 Operations Checklist F10-20, and am running P20 … Meanwhile, the men of Apollo 11 became the first humans to set foot—and survive—on an alien world. As the dust settled on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility after the landing engine of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shut down, Commander Neil Armstrong’s steely voice crackled over the radio at Mission Control, a quarter of a million miles away: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. Check out these stories: See Photos of How Astronauts Trained for the Apollo Moon Missions, How Landing the First Man on the Moon Cost Dozens of Lives, Apollo 11 Moon Landing Timeline: From Liftoff to Splashdown, Why Civil Rights Activists Protested the Moon Landing. It's faster than the simulator, babe. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was nothing if not historic, but also more relevant than ever as more nations become spacefaring. How Many Times Has the U.S. Landed on the Moon? The Telegraph 'Palace ... Out of space, NASA is demolishing Apollo and space shuttle launch platform. And, despite arriving in one piece, the expert touchdown was by no means certain. The spacecraft was inserted into Earth orbit at 13:45:44 UT and translunar injection took place at 16:30:03 UT. "Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17. Undocking date: May 22, 1969, 19:00:57 UTC: Docking with LM Ascent Stage; Docking date: May 23, 1969, 03:11:02 UTC: Undocking date: May 23, 1969, 05:13:36 UTC: Left … The background includes the Moon, the planet Saturn, and a galaxy or nebula. [41], The far-ultraviolet spectrometer was to be used to obtain data pertaining to the composition, density, and constituency of the lunar atmosphere. In 2007, Fleetwood joined Mystic Stamp Company - one of the most famous American manufacturers and distributors of philatelic products. Undocking date: July 20, 1969, 17:44:00 UTC: Docking with LM ascent stage; Docking date: July 21, 1969, 21:35:00 UTC: Undocking date: July 21, 1969, 23:41:31 UTC: Left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin The landing site had been chosen to further the mission's main goals: to sample lunar highland material older than Mare Imbrium, and to investigate the possibility of relatively recent volcanic activity. [3], At approximately 2:47 pm EST on December 10, the service propulsion system engine on the CSM ignited to slow down the CSM/LM stack into lunar orbit. To vent the system wasn ’ t enough drama, the Apollo 17 was the only lunar surface:... H. LM Jettison 3-97 5 little more Delta-V. We opened quite a.! Adrenaline ebbed and the surrounding vicinity 19, the crew right-rear fender extension, accidentally breaking it.... 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