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10 iconic NASA images

By: Katherine Butler on Sept. 20, 2010, 12:25 p.m.
Apollo 17 launches in the night for the last mission to the moon.

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Last mission to the moon

Apollo 17 was the final lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. Launched at 12:33 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1972, from the Kennedy Space Center, it also marked the first night launch of a Saturn V rocket in NASA history.