Planets and Moons  ID: 5053

Flying over the Taurus-Littrow Valley

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt landed their lunar module, Challenger, in a lunar valley named for the Taurus mountain range and the nearby Littrow crater. Cernan and Schmitt spent three days exploring the valley before rejoining Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans in lunar orbit. This visualization uses imagery and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's cameras to show the terrain of the valley and the astronauts' view of the faraway Earth.
 

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Visualization Credits

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Visualizer
David Ladd (AIMM): Lead Producer
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

Data Used:
LRO/LROC/Narrow Angle Camera also referred to as: NAC
LRO/LROC NAC/Stereo DEM
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The Moon

Keywords:
SVS >> Flyover
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> LROC
SVS >> Lunar Topography
SVS >> Solar System >> Moon >> Lunar Surface
SVS >> Apollo 17
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