Apollo 17 signed commemorative postal cover (PF217)
Commemorative postal cover signed by the crew of Apollo 17
NASA's Apollo 17 (1972) mission was the last manned space flight where man walked on the moon. It achieved many accomplishments, including: the longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities; the longest time in orbit of the moon; and the largest sampling of lunar material. A total 75 lunar orbits and 3 Earth orbits were completed.
This commemorative postal cover, 3.75x6.5, includes the signatures of Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmidt and Ronald Evans. The (removable) postal cover features on a large information sheet, 8.5x11, which displays a photograph of the crew and an image of the launch.
Harrison Schmitt, the lunar module pilot, is the only trained geologist to have walked on the lunar surface. The commander of the mission, Eugene Cernan still remains the last man to walk on the moon.
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