December 11, 1972, the Apollo 17 lunar module Challenger landed in the Taurus-Littrow lunar valley.

On this day (December 11), 1972, the Apollo 17 lunar module Challenger landed in the lunar valley of Taurus-Littrow
Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger, composed of commander and veteran of the Gemini 9 and Apollo 10 missions Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot and geologist Harrison H. Schmitt and Command Module Pilot Ronald E. Evans, land on the lunar valley of Taurus-Littrow.
This is man's last visit to the Moon during the 20th century. With its return to Earth on the 19th, the Apollo project will end, which has managed to bring 12 men to our satellite out of a total of 21 who managed to orbit it.
This mission held the records for stay on the Moon, longest time in lunar orbit, time in extravehicular departures, use of the rover, longest distance traveled and largest collection of lunar samples of all the Apollo missions; exploration of the Taurus-Littrow valley and the first participation of a scientist (geologist, Harrison Schmitt) in a space mission.
The Apollo Program was a manned space program developed by the United States in the 1960s as part of the space race with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Data collected by the Apollo 17 mission showed that the valley is composed primarily of feldspar-rich breccia in the large mountain ranges surrounding the valley, and basalt in the subsoil of the valley, covered by a layer of lunar regolith of mixed materials, formed as a consequence of various geological events
As a curiosity to comment that the Apollo program was created in the context of the space race between the US and the USSR, and its last launch and completion of the project was also the first joint mission between the US and the USSR called Apollo -Soyuz.
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- Captain, we have arrived
- I already noticed, already
- how did you know?
- why did you land often friend
- well, yes, a bit rough
- a little?
- well, let's not complain and go down for a few jumps
- that, that... hopping on the moon!
- let's go! hopping!

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