Apollo 17 astronauts leave the moon, December 14, 1972.


(14 Dec. 1972) — The Apollo 17 Lunar Module (LM) “Challenger” ascent stage leaves the Taurus-Littrow landing site as it makes its spectacular liftoff from the lunar surface, as seen in this reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by the color RCA TV camera mounted on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV).

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