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Apollo 17 NASA Photo Signed by Cernan, Evans, and

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Apollo Astronauts

Apollo 17 NASA Photo Signed by Ceman, Evans, and Schmitt, with Zarelli L.O.A.


Apollo 17 blast-off photo signed by the three astronauts, Commander Eugene Cernan, "Gene Cernan", Harrison Schmitt, "Harrison H. Schmitt", and Ronald Evans "Ron Evans". Photo size, 14" x 11", Mat size 20" x 16". Accompanied with an LOA from Steve Zarelli of Zarelli Space Authentication, LLC. Fine condition. From the collection of Elton Stepherson, one of the earliest African-American employees of NASA.


Apollo 17 (December 7–19, 1972) was the final mission of NASA's Apollo program; it remains the most recent time humans have traveled beyond low Earth orbit. 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. 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).


Cernan and Schmitt landed in the Taurus-Littrow valley and completed three moonwalks, taking lunar samples and deploying scientific instruments. 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. Evans remained in lunar orbit in the command and service module (CSM), taking scientific measurements and photographs. Cernan, Evans, Schmitt, and the mice returned to Earth on December 19.


Apollo 17 was the first mission to have no one on board who had been a test pilot; X-15 test pilot Joe Engle lost the lunar module pilot assignment to Schmitt, a geologist. The mission included the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the final crewed launch of a Saturn V rocket. 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). The mission broke several crewed spaceflight records: the longest Moon landing, longest total extravehicular activities (moonwalks), largest lunar sample, longest time in lunar orbit, and, at 75, most lunar orbits.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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Apollo 17 NASA Photo Signed by Cernan, Evans, and

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Lot 0006 Details

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Apollo Astronauts

Apollo 17 NASA Photo Signed by Ceman, Evans, and Schmitt, with Zarelli L.O.A.


Apollo 17 blast-off photo signed by the three astronauts, Commander Eugene Cernan, "Gene Cernan", Harrison Schmitt, "Harrison H. Schmitt", and Ronald Evans "Ron Evans". Photo size, 14" x 11", Mat size 20" x 16". Accompanied with an LOA from Steve Zarelli of Zarelli Space Authentication, LLC. Fine condition. From the collection of Elton Stepherson, one of the earliest African-American employees of NASA.


Apollo 17 (December 7–19, 1972) was the final mission of NASA's Apollo program; it remains the most recent time humans have traveled beyond low Earth orbit. 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. 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).


Cernan and Schmitt landed in the Taurus-Littrow valley and completed three moonwalks, taking lunar samples and deploying scientific instruments. 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. Evans remained in lunar orbit in the command and service module (CSM), taking scientific measurements and photographs. Cernan, Evans, Schmitt, and the mice returned to Earth on December 19.


Apollo 17 was the first mission to have no one on board who had been a test pilot; X-15 test pilot Joe Engle lost the lunar module pilot assignment to Schmitt, a geologist. The mission included the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the final crewed launch of a Saturn V rocket. 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). The mission broke several crewed spaceflight records: the longest Moon landing, longest total extravehicular activities (moonwalks), largest lunar sample, longest time in lunar orbit, and, at 75, most lunar orbits.


This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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