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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)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

Posted December 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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…

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Apollo 17 awaits launch at Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

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

Posted December 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

“A day which will live in infamy,” air marshals shoot a passenger, a USAir employee deliberately crashes a plane, and more…






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Maj. George Davis
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 13th

Posted December 13, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

First flight from England to India takes off, last humans walk on the moon, and more…






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