The Apollo 17 command module, with astronauts Eugene A.Cernan, Ronald E. Evans
and Harrison H. Schmitt aboard,reentered Earth’s atmosphere and splashed down
safely in the Pacific Ocean at 2:25 PM, 4 miles from the recovery ship, USS
Ticonderoga and about 350 nautical miles southeast of the Samoan Islands,
thus concluding the final lunar landing mission in the Apollo program.
Apollo 17 crew from Left to right: Schmitt, Cernan (seated), Evans