Friday, December 7, 2012

Let's Remember the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17's Launch

40 years ago, the last Apollo moon mission lifted off, carrying Gene Cernan, Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and Ron Evans to Taurus Littrow. Here's great launch video taken that night/morning on December 7, 1972. The Saturn V turned night into day! Video by Mr. Dan Beaumont on YouTube.

Best highlight of this video: the onlooker saying, "OH SHIT!" as the main engines light up. My reaction exactly, and I wasn't even there.