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Latest Apollo 17 Stories

Missing Moon Rock Found
2011-09-22 12:18:28

   Arkansas has discovered its lost moon rock after years of it missing in Bill Clinton's gubernatorial papers, according to a Reuters report. The moon rock, brought back from the Apollo 17 mission, was originally presented to Arkansas Governor David Pryor in 1976. The rock is one of 185 rocks that has been presented to each state and 135 countries and is worth millions of dollars. The Apollo 17 rock had been missing since 1980 until Bobby Roberts, director of the...

LRO Produces Sharp Images Of Apollo Landing Sites
2011-09-06 13:01:40

  NASA said on Tuesday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. The space agency said the images show the twists and turns of the paths made when the astronauts explored the lunar surface. The tracks laid down by the lunar rover during the Apollo 17 site are clearly visible in the images.   The images also show where the astronauts placed some of the scientific...

2011-09-06 11:12:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. Images show the twists and turns of the paths made when the astronauts explored the lunar surface. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At the Apollo 17 site, the tracks laid down by the lunar rover are clearly visible, along with the last foot trails left on the moon. The...

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2011-05-26 14:45:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured water from the moon that shows some parts of the lunar mantle have as much water as the Earth's upper mantle. The research, from Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and Brown University, shows 100 times more water than measured before. Scientists discovered water along with volatile elements in lunar magma trapped inside of crystals that are themselves trapped inside tiny volcanic glass beads. The team of...

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2011-02-23 05:45:00

Moon rocks, excavated from the Moon via six Apollo missions and three unmanned Soviet missions more than 30 years ago, are the subject of a far-reaching black market for the precious stones, which have been tracked down -- with some success -- by a former NASA investigator. Joseph Gutheinz Jr., the former NASA investigator, has been tracking the lunar larceny for the past decade. In a March feature: "A Memoir: A Decade-Plus of Tracking Lunar Larceny," he recalls some of the most famous...

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Out-of-this-World Space Artifacts at RR Auction Amherst, N.H. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Approximately 450 unique and amazing artifacts of the Space Age"”from the earliest rocket missions to the space shuttle, including the memorable and historic Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs"”will be featured in a special Space Artifacts sale at RR Auction this month. The RR Auction event will feature some of the most memorable objects ever flown in space. Bidding will run from...

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2010-06-13 07:20:16

In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldn't be there. As the Apollo 17 astronauts orbited over the night side of the moon, with the sun just beneath the horizon right before orbital "sunrise," Eugene Cernan prepared to make observations of sunlight scattered by the sun's thin outer atmosphere and interplanetary dust from comets and collisions between asteroids. The idea was to have the moon block the brilliant direct sunlight so this...

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2010-03-16 06:25:00

A pair of former NASA astronauts who once made the journey to the moon are voicing their displeasure at President Barack Obama's decision to indefinitely postpone any future trips to Earth's satellite. Speaking to BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh during Foundation for Science and Technology at the Royal Society in London last week, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell said that the cancellation of future moon journeys "will have catastrophic consequences in our ability to explore space...

2009-12-23 16:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arizonans will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock at the Maricopa County Home Show in Phoenix at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit. Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The exhibit will be at the home show on Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. MST. It will be open on...

2009-10-09 10:41:00

DALLAS, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic mission to the moon searching for potentially life sustaining water and nitrogen, Heritage Auctions conducted a $932,000 Space Exploration Auction, led by Apollo 17 Command Module Pilot Ron Evans' Rolex watch, which realized $131,450, including 19.5% Buyer's Premium. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091009/DA90198) The handsome, all-original, 1968-era Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master was the personal watch of...


Latest Apollo 17 Reference Libraries

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

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2010-11-17 15:43:04

John Young was a NASA astronaut and engineer. He was born as John Watts Young on September 24, 1930 in San Francisco, California but was raised in Orlando, Florida. After high school, Young went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. After his graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Fire Control Officer on the USS Laws. He also completed a tour in the Korean Seas. About ten years...

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2010-10-29 20:31:07

Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...

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2010-10-12 13:30:20

Edgar Mitchell was an American pilot, engineer, and astronaut. He was also the sixth person to have walked on the moon. He was born Edgar Dean Mitchell, D.Sc. on born September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas. During his childhood, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America where he achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management in 1952. The following year he joined the US Navy and trained...

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2010-10-11 22:05:09

Charles Duke was a United States astronaut and engineer for NASA, as well as a retired USAF Brigadier General. He is also the youngest of twelve people who have walked on the moon. He was born Charles Moss Duke, Jr. on October 3, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Lancaster High School and graduated as valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1953. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the United States...

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