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Apollo 17 Crew Arrive Aboard the USS Ticonderoga
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Apollo 17 Crew Arrive Aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga

May 9, 2003
The three Apollo 17 crewmen arrive aboard the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, to conclude the final lunar landing mission in the Apollo program. They are Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan (waving), Harrison H. Schmitt (on Cernan's left), and Ronald E. Evans (standing in back). VIPs, dignitaries, Officials and Navy personnel give the three crewmen a red-carpet welcome.