March 5, 2024

On This Day in Space! Dec. 8, 1990: Jupiter-bound Galileo probe flies by Earth

The seventh and last crewed lunar landing of NASAs Apollo program, Apollo 17, bring a crew of three astronauts: Mission leader Eugene A. Cernan, Lunar Module pilot Harrison H. Schmitt, and Command Module pilot Ronald E. Evans, lifted off on December 7, 1972. This was the last time a Saturn V rocket would launch astronauts into area, and it was the only nighttime launch of the Apollo program. Still not enough area?