On Dec. 7, 1972, the 363-feet-tall Apollo 17 space vehicle lifts off from Launch Complex 39A.
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In 1972 on this date, the last Apollo lunar landing mission, Apollo 17, launched from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, carrying astronauts Eugene “Gene” Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt. A concise NASA information page about Apollo 17 may be found here.