What is so special about the photograph taken by Apollo 17?
The photographs were used for lunar mapping and geodetic studies and were valuable in training the astronauts for future lunar missions. For the first time on an Apollo mission, the Antarctic icecap was visible during the Apollo 17 translunar coast.
How many Eva’s did the astronauts have on the surface of the Moon?
During the approximately 67 hours on the Moon, the crew conducted a 33-minute stand-up extravehicular activity (EVA) in the upper hatch of the of the lunar module as well as three EVAs totaling about 18.5 hours on the lunar surface.
What is a cuff checklist?
Lunar surface cuff checklists are among the most sought after Apollo mission artifacts. Each of these small spiral bound booklets were designed to be worn over the cuff of the spacesuit and held in place with a 19″ long Velcro strap.
Is lunar dust magnetic?
Luckily, lunar dust is also susceptible to magnets. Tiny specks of metallic iron (Fe0) are embedded in each dust particle’s glassy shell. Taylor has designed a magnetic filter to pull dust from the air, as well as a “dust sucker” that uses magnets in place of a vacuum.
Was the Blue Marble photo flipped?
Taken by astronaut William Anders, his view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the lunar orbit insertion burn. The Blue Marble was the first clear image of Earth. It was originally taken “upside down” on December 7, 1972, by the crew of Apollo 17.
What is the real picture of Earth?
The Blue Marble is an image of Earth taken on December 7, 1972, from a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles) from the planet’s surface. Taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon, it is one of the most reproduced images in history.
Can you see the flag on the Moon?
Yes, the flag is still on the moon, but you can’t see it using a telescope. I found some statistics on the size of lunar equipment in a Press Kit for the Apollo 16 mission. The flag is 125 cm (4 feet) long, and you would need an optical wavelength telescope around 200 meters (~650 feet) in diameter to see it.
What does the Moon taste like?
But they did react: “It is really a strong smell,” radioed Apollo 16 pilot Charlie Duke. “It has that taste — to me, [of] gunpowder — and the smell of gunpowder, too.” On the next mission, Apollo 17, Gene Cernan remarked, “smells like someone just fired a carbine in here.”
Why is moon dirt GREY?
The powdery grey dirt is formed by micrometeorite impacts which pulverize local rocks into fine particles. The energy from these collisions melts the dirt into vapor that cools and condenses on soil particles, coating them in a glassy shell.
Did Apollo 16 go to the Moon?
Stunning images show the historic Apollo 16 mission 50 years after its launch to the moon .
When was Apollo 16 taken into the VAB during rollback?
Apollo 16 Saturn V is taken into the VAB during rollback. 27 January 1972. Scan by J. L. Pickering. 72-H-116 (100kor 396k) \r Apollo 16 was rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) after the Command Module’s Reaction Control System (RCS) developed a fuel system leak. 25 January 1972.
What’s in the Apollo 16 image library?
This Apollo 16 Image Library contains all of the pictures taken on the lunar surface by the astronauts together with pictures from pre-flight training and pictures of equipment and the flight hardware. High-resolution version of many of the lunar surface images are included.
What images of Venus have been taken by Apollo 14?
Note that Venus was also captured in a number of images taken by Al Shepardduring Apollo 14. AS16-117-18815/6 Red-Blue Anaglyph (628kor 101k)\r Red-blue anaglyph by Erik van Meijgaarden. AS16-117-18816 (OF300) (136kor 885k)\r 169:19:42Charlie Duke’s Station 10 Prime pan. Rightward of 18815, showing the LM and the back of the Rover.