The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 17

  • Released Monday, December 5, 2022
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This video celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17 and discusses how data from LRO is not only helping scientists better understand scientific findings from that mission, but also helping pave the way for the future of human exploration on the Moon with Artemis.

Music provided by Universal Production Music:

“Beyond the Clouds” – CRZYSND & William Lyons

“Golden Hour” - Max Cameron Concors

“Hope and Tomorrow” – Wally Gagel & Xandy Barry

“Great Delicacy” – David Ohana

Additional archival footage provided by Ben Feist & Stephen Slater

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

This video celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 17 by talking with Lunar Module Pilot Jack Schmitt about the significance of that mission, and how it laid the groundwork for future human exploration of the Moon. Jack also discusses how the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which launched in 2009, has helped reinterpret Apollo-era data and given us new information about the lunar terrain that will help pave the way for the upcoming Artemis missions.


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