Lunar Landing

Cernan Driving the Rover (on the moon)

Cernan Driving the Rover

My flickr contact NASA has posted another historic image. Taken on December 11, 1972. Just incredible.

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 mission commander, makes a short checkout of the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the early part of the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This view of the “stripped down” Rover is prior to loadup. This photograph was taken by Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, Lunar Module pilot. The mountain in the right background is the East end of South Massif.