Recovery of Apollo 17
May 9, 2003
A water-level view of the Apollo 17 command module floating in the Pacific following splashdown and prior to recovery. The prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, is in the background. A U.S. Navy UDT swimmer stands on the flotation collar. Apollo 17 splashdown occured at 1:24:59 p.m., December 19, 1972, about 350 nautical miles southeast of Samoa.
Topics: Apollo program, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, United States Navy, swimmer, Splashdown, Apollo Command/Service Module, USS Ticonderoga, Apollo 1, Apollo 11, Apollo 17, Apollo 16, Apollo spacecraft, Space