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Notes

APOLLO 17 was the sixth lunar landing flight and the last manned lunar landing mission. The astronauts on this flight were: Eugene Cernan, the Commander, Ron Evans, the Command Module Pilot and Harrison Schmitt, the Lunar Module Pilot. A Lunar Roving Vehicle was used for the third time on the Moon to transport the astronauts. On this flight the first scientist-astronaut landed on the Moon (Harrison Schmitt). Cernan & Schmitt landed at Taurus-Littrow and explored the highlands and valley area. 243 pounds of Moon rocks were collected on this flight by the astronauts during the 75 hours they were on the Moon. Significant dates of the Apollo 17 flight:
  • 12/16/1972 Launch date
  • 12/11/1972 Moon Landing date
  • 12/14/1972 Moon Liftoff date
  • 12/19/1972 Splashdown date

The covers on this list may or may not be addressed, (if addressed it can be either by rubber stamp, label or typed, anything other than as noted here will be specified). However many of these covers are unaddressed.

Tracking station covers may have a dated postmark on any day of the flight, sometimes the date may be after the splashdown date due to various conditions, such as postoffice being closed or there was a delay in getting the covers to the postoffice, usually because the servicer was tracking the spacecraft!

The majority of these tracking station covers have some sort of cachet provided by the tracking station (which can be a rubber stamp or label cachet) or just a station return address. Private cachet(s) may have been applied to further describe the flight.

The first part of the description is the postmark city and state or country as shown on the cover.

The rest of the description tells something about that particular tracking station, such as:

  1. What kind of tracking station it is.
  2. What kind of a cachet it has.
  3. If it has an autograph of importance (however many covers also may be autographed and not noted).
  4. If it is cancelled on a significant date during the Apollo flight, otherwise the date on the cover could be any date during the flight or a few days later (as explained above).
  5. If it has a special postage stamp affixed.
  6. And other notes that tell about the cover.

Some cover may be listed two or more times, depending on the difference between them, such as if autographed or not, or if it has a special postage stamp affixed or cancelled on a different date of significance, etc.

Abbreviations

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Price List

LIST IDITEM IDPRICECANCEL DATECANCEL LOC
TRKSTA170010$1.50  
FLAGSTAFF ARIZONA, U.S. Naval Observatory.

TRKSTA170020$1.50  
BARSTOW CALIFORNIA, Goldstone STDN Station.

TRKSTA170070$1.50  
U.S.P.S. COLORADO 808, North American Air Defense Command (Ent AFB).

TRKSTA170090$2.00  
UTSJOKI FINLAND, Telemetry Station.

TRKSTA170110$1.75  
PARKS AUSTRALIA, CSIRO Station.

TRKSTA170140$1.75  
MADRID SPAIN,NASA Apollo Station.

TRKSTA170160$1.75  
MADRID SPAIN, DSIF 61 Tracking Station.

TRKSTA170170$1.75  
SAN FERNANDO SPAIN, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observing Station.

TRKSTA170180$1.75  
MADRID SPAIN, NASA Communications Network Station.

TRKSTA170190$1.75  
VICTORIA SEYCHELLES, USAF/Eastern Test Range Tracking Station. Poor Cancel.

TRKSTA170200$1.75  
TAIPEI TAIWAN, REP. OF CHINA, Comsat Earth Station.

TRKSTA170220$3.00  
MADRID SPAIN, Madrid Tracking Station, with SPECIAL Apollo 17 printed cachet, cover size is 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. IMAGE

TRKSTA170230$2.50  
ASCENSION ISLAND, Cable and Wireless COMSAT Earth Station, with Ascension space stamp affixed.

TRKSTA170240$2.50  
ASCENSION ISLAND, NASA tracking station, with Ascension space stamp affixed.

TRKSTA170270$2.75  
TAIPEI TAIWAN, REP. OF CHINA, Comsat Earth Station. With Rep. of China Apollo Eleven space stamp affixed.

TRKSTA170310$3.00  
TORUN POLAND, a SCARCE COVER from Astronomical Observatory/Copernicus University.

TRKSTA170320$3.00  
WARSAW POLAND, a SCARCE COVER from Astronomical Observatory/Warsaw University.

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