On this date in 1972 the last Apollo Moon Mission was launched. As they left the earth, the crew took the now famous photograph known as "The Blue Marble".
Did you know?
Apollo 17 was the only apollo mission to send a scientist (a geologist) to visit the moon.
The Apollo 17 astronauts spent 22 hours on the moon's surface not including being on the lunar rover.
The lunar rover vehicle was driven over 22 miles on the Apollo 17 mission.
Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon.
The little Dog laughed,
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” Mark Twain