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Apollo 17, (AS-512) FACTS:

Significant dates of the Apollo 17 flight:
  • 12/07/1972 Launch date

  • 12/11/1972 Moon Landing date

  • 12/12/1972 Discovery of orange moon rocks

  • 12/14/1972 Moon Liftoff date

  • 12/19/1972 Splashdown date

The Apollo 17 astronauts were:
  • Eugene A. Cernan, Commander

  • Ronald B. Evans, Command Module Pilot

  • Harrison H. Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot
Other Flight Facts:
  • APOLLO 17 was the sixth and last lunar landing flight.

  • There were three EVAs of 22 hours, and 4 minutes.

  • Ronald Evans performed trans-Earth EVA lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes.

  • Harrison Schmitt became the first scientist-astronaut to land on the Moon.

  • The sixth automated research station was set up on the Moon.

  • The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) total traverse time was 30.5 km (19 miles).

  • Lunar surface stay time was 75 hours.

  • The astronauts were in lunar orbit 17 hours.

  • 110.4 kg (243 pouns) of lunar samples were collected.

  • Duration of the flight: 12 days, 13 hours, 52 minutes.

  • The name given to the Command Module was "America".

  • The name given to the Lunar Module was "Challenger".

General Notes

  • All items are covers unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are the standard U.S. #6 size (approximately 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches), as collected in the USA, unless otherwise noted.
  • Foreign covers may be slightly smaller in size than the standard U.S. #6 size and if so, their size will NOT be noted. Any cover larger than a number 6 size will be noted or any item of an unordinary size will be so noted.
  • All covers are unaddressed unless otherwise noted.
  • All covers are cacheted unless otherwise noted. A brief description of the cachet is given of the event being commemorated.
  • If covers are autographed they are genuine, unless otherwise noted.
  • Where stamp(s) used on the item are of significance, such as being a space stamp or a flag stamp or related to the event or location, it will be described. Otherwise the stamp(s) used on the item may be a definitive issue or an unrelated commemorative issue, and will not be described.
  • Items listed here may not be listed in any particular order.
  • Please print out the ON-LINE ORDER FORM and use it to mark down the covers you need. When ordering, please mark the LIST ID as well as ITEM ID.

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
AP17AA4350A$3.0012/12/1972C
APOLLO 17, 2ND MOON EXPLORATION , with hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 8 cent Apollo 15 Moon Rover stamp (#1435), with a round brown WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing the Apollo 17 manned Lunar Rover with word text: "Apollo XVII, 2nd Moon Exploration, Eugene A. Cernan, Harrison H. Schmitt, Dec. 12, 1972". IMAGE

AP17AA4350B$3.0012/12/1972C
APOLLO 17, 2ND MOON EXPLORATION , with machine cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 8 cent Apollo 15 Moon Rover stamp (#1435), with a round brown WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified) showing the Apollo 17 manned Lunar Rover with word text: "Apollo XVII, 2nd Moon Exploration, Eugene A. Cernan, Harrison H. Schmitt, Dec. 12, 1972".

AP17AA4550$3.0012/13/1972C
APOLLO 17, 3RD MOON EXPLORATION , with hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a round blue WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified), showing the Apollo 17 manned Lunar Rover with word text: "Apollo XVII, 3rd Moon EVA Astronauts: Cernan, Schmitt, Dec. 13, 1972". Erased address. IMAGE

AP17AA4900$3.0012/14/1972C
APOLLO 17 LIFT-OFF FROM THE MOON, with hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a round green WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet showing a drawing of the Apollo 17 Lunar Module "Challenger" lifting off from the Lunar Lander on the surface of the Moon. With word text: "Apollo 17 lift off from the Moon - with Commander Eugene A. Cernan; Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, Dec. 14, 1972". Erased address.

AP17AA5198$3.0012/14/1972C
APOLLO 17 RENDEZVOUS OF THE LUNAR MODULE WITH APOLLO CAPSULE, with hand cancel of Cape Canaveral FL on a 10 cent First Man on Moon stamp (#C76), with a round red WHITNEY rubber stamp cachet (unidentified), showing a drawing of the Apollo 17 Lunar Module "Challenger" and the Apollo capsule "America" joined together. With word text: "Apollo 17 Rendezvous, Challenger and America, Dec. 14, 1972". Erased address.

AP17AA8000Q$4.0012/19/1972 
APOLLO 17 PRIME RECOVERY SHIP, U.S.S. TICONDEROGA, With hand cancel of U.S.S. Ticonderoga, with official violet U.S. Navy Pacific Recovery Force rubber stamp cachet. IMAGE

AP17AA9850A$3.0012/11/1972F
APOLLO 17 SPECIAL PICTORIAL CANCEL, AUSTRIA COMMEMORATIVE COVER, With a large pictorial hand cancel of Wien (Vienna) showing the Apollo 17 emblem on any of various Austria single stamps. With two color printed cachet showing all the manned Apollo emblems in a circle, with a larger Apollo 17 emblem in the center. Cachet text of 3 lines is in German for the Apollo 17 flight. Cover size 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. IMAGE

AP17AA9850B$3.0012/11/1972F
APOLLO 17 SPECIAL PICTORIAL CANCEL, AUSTRIA COMMEMORATIVE COVER, With a large pictorial hand cancel of Wien (Vienna) showing the Apollo 17 emblem on any of various Austria single stamps. With two color printed cachet showing an astronaut looking out of the spacecraft window at another astronaut doing a space walk. Cachet text is in German: "Weltraum und Philatelie. Sonderpoststempel." Cover size 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches. IMAGE

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See other Apollo 17 Covers at
Apollo 17 Tracking Station Covers
Apollo 7 - 17 Commemorative Flight Covers, "Orbit" Engraved Printed Cachets.
Apollo 7 - 17 Commemorative Flight Covers, "Orbit" Color Printed Cachets.


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