Posts Tagged ‘Apollo 17’
 

 
The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

The world's first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk's Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
Apollo 17 awaits launch at Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)

Pearl Harbor Attacked, Last Moon Mission Launched: December 7th In Aviation History

"A day which will live in infamy," air marshals shoot a passenger, a USAir employee deliberately crashes a plane, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: December 13th

First flight from England to India takes off, last humans walk on the moon, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.