Apollo 17 Timeline

 

 

Event

GET

(hhh:mm:ss)

GMT

Time

GMT

Date

Terminal countdown started.

-028:00:00

12:53:00

05 Dec 1972

Scheduled 9-hour hold at T-9 hours.

-009:00:00

07:53:00

06 Dec 1972

Countdown resumed at T-9 hours.

-009:00:00

16:53:00

06 Dec 1972

Scheduled 1-hour hold at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

22:23:00

06 Dec 1972

Countdown resumed at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

23:23:00

06 Dec 1972

Terminal Countdown Sequencer (TCS) failed to issue the S-IVB LOX pressurization

   command.

 

-000:02:47

 

02:50:13

 

07 Dec 1972

Unscheduled but automatic 1-hour 5-minute 11-second hold at T-30 seconds due to TCS

   failure.

 

-000:00:30

 

02:52:30

 

07 Dec 1972

Countdown recycled to T-22 minutes.

-000:22:00

03:57:41

07 Dec 1972

Unscheduled 1-hour 13-minute 19-second hold at T-8 minutes to resolve TCS corrective

   action.

 

-000:08:00

 

04:11:41

 

07 Dec 1972

Countdown resumed at T-8 minutes.

-000:08:00

05:25:00

07 Dec 1972

Guidance reference release.

-000:00:16.960

05:32:43

07 Dec 1972

S-IC engine start command.

-000:00:08.9

05:32:51

07 Dec 1972

S-IC engine ignition (#5).

-000:00:06.9

05:32:53

07 Dec 1972

All S-IC engines thrust OK.

-000:00:01.6

05:32:58

07 Dec 1972

Range zero.

000:00:00.00

05:33:00

07 Dec 1972

All holddown arms released (1st motion) (1.08 g).

000:00:00.24

05:33:00

07 Dec 1972

Liftoff (umbilical disconnected).

000:00:00.63

05:33:00

07 Dec 1972

Tower clearance yaw maneuver started.

000:00:01.7

05:33:01

07 Dec 1972

Yaw maneuver ended.

000:00:09.7

05:33:09

07 Dec 1972

Pitch and roll maneuver started.

000:00:12.9

05:33:12

07 Dec 1972

Roll maneuver ended.

000:00:14.3

05:33:14

07 Dec 1972

Mach 1 achieved.

000:01:07.5

05:34:07

07 Dec 1972

Maximum bending moment (96,000,000 lbf-in).

000:01:19

05:34:19

07 Dec 1972

Maximum dynamic pressure (701.75 lb/ft2).

000:01:22.5

05:34:22

07 Dec 1972

S-IC center engine cutoff command.

000:02:19.30

05:35:19

07 Dec 1972

Pitch maneuver ended.

000:02:40.1

05:35:40

07 Dec 1972

S-IC outboard engine cutoff. Maximum total inertial acceleration (3.87 g).

000:02:41.20

05:35:41

07 Dec 1972

S-IC maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:02:42.0

05:35:42

07 Dec 1972

S-IC/S-II separation command.

000:02:42.9

05:35:42

07 Dec 1972

S-II engine start command.

000:02:43.6

05:35:43

07 Dec 1972

S-II ignition.

000:02:44.6

05:35:44

07 Dec 1972

S-II aft interstage jettisoned.

000:03:12.9

05:36:12

07 Dec 1972

Launch escape tower jettisoned (planned time, actual time not recorded).

000:03:19

05:36:19

07 Dec 1972

Iterative guidance mode initiated.

000:03:24.1

05:36:24

07 Dec 1972

S-IC apex.

000:04:33.689

05:37:33

07 Dec 1972

S-II center engine cutoff. Maximum total inertial acceleration (1.74 g).

000:07:41.21

05:40:41

07 Dec 1972

S-IC impact (theoretical).

000:09:11.708

05:42:11

07 Dec 1972

S-II outboard engine cutoff.

000:09:19.66

05:42:19

07 Dec 1972

S-II/S-IVB separation command. S-II maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:09:20.6

05:42:20

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 1st burn start command.

000:09:20.70

05:42:20

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 1st burn ignition.

000:09:23.80

05:42:23

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB ullage case jettisoned.

000:09:32.4

05:42:32

07 Dec 1972

S-II apex.

000:09:34.527

05:42:34

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 1st burn cutoff and maximum total inertial acceleration (0.67 g).

000:11:42.65

05:44:42

07 Dec 1972

Earth orbit insertion.

000:11:52.65

05:44:52

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 1st burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:11:52.7

05:44:52

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude started.

000:12:04.4

05:45:04

07 Dec 1972

S-II impact (theoretical).

000:19:56.947

05:52:56

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 2nd burn restart preparation.

003:02:58.60

08:35:58

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 2nd burn restart command.

003:12:28.60

08:45:28

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 2nd burn ignition.

003:12:36.60

08:45:36

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 2nd burn cutoff and maximum total inertial acceleration (1.41 g).

003:18:27.64

08:51:27

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB safing procedure – CVS opened.

003:18:28.3

08:51:28

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 2nd burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

003:18:28.5

08:51:28

07 Dec 1972

Translunar injection.

003:18:37.64

08:51:37

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude and orbital navigation started.

003:20:59.6

08:53:59

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to transposition and docking attitude started.

003:33:28.9

09:06:28

07 Dec 1972

CSM separated from S-IVB.

003:42:27.6

09:15:27

07 Dec 1972

TV transmission started.

003:50

09:23

07 Dec 1972

CSM docked with LM/S-IVB.

003:57:10.7

09:30:10

07 Dec 1972

TV transmission ended.

004:10

09:43

07 Dec 1972

CSM/LM ejected from S-IVB.

004:45:02.3

10:18:02

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB APS evasive maneuver ignition.

005:03:01.1

10:36:01

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB APS evasive maneuver cutoff (estimated).

005:04:21.0

10:37:21

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - CVS opened.

005:19:39.8

10:52:39

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - LOX dump started.

005:24:20.2

10:57:20

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - CVS closed.

005:24:40.0

10:57:40

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - LOX dump ended.

005:25:07.9

10:58:07

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to attitude for 1st S-IVB APS lunar impact burn.

006:02:15

11:35:15

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 1st APS ignition command.

006:09:59.8

11:42:59

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 1st APS cutoff command.

006:11:38.0

11:44:38

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to S-IVB solar heating attitude.

006:17:44

11:50:44

07 Dec 1972

Maneuver to attitude for 2nd S-IVB APS lunar impact burn.

011:02:40

16:35:40

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 2nd APS ignition command.

011:14:59.8

16:47:59

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 2nd APS cutoff command.

011:16:42.0

16:49:42

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB 3-axis tumble mode initiated.

011:31:42

17:04:42

07 Dec 1972

S-IVB passive thermal control maneuver.

011:31:50

17:04:50

07 Dec 1972

Command to inhibit instrument unit flight control computer to leave the S-IVB in 3-axis

   tumble mode.

 

011:32:12.5

 

17:05:12

 

07 Dec 1972

Midcourse correction ignition (SPS).

035:29:59.91

17:02:59

08 Dec 1972

Midcourse correction cutoff.

035:30:01.64

17:03:01

08 Dec 1972

Maneuver to LM checkout attitude.

039:05

20:38

08 Dec 1972

Preparations for intravehicular transfer.

039:20

20:53

08 Dec 1972

LM pressurization started.

039:30

21:03

08 Dec 1972

CDR and LMP entered LM for housekeeping and communications check.

040:10

21:43

08 Dec 1972

LM closeout.

042:11

23:44

08 Dec 1972

Heat flow and convection demonstration started.

042:55

00:28

09 Dec 1972

Heat flow and convection demonstration ended.

043:45

01:18

09 Dec 1972

Heat flow and convection demonstration started.

045:20

02:53

09 Dec 1972

Heat flow and convection demonstration ended.

046:00

03:33

09 Dec 1972

LM pressurization started.

059:30

17:03

09 Dec 1972

CDR and LMP entered LM for telemetry checkout.

059:59

17:32

09 Dec 1972

CDR and LMP entered CM.

062:16

19:49

09 Dec 1972

Mission clock updated (002:40:00 added).

065:00

22:33

09 Dec 1972

Apollo light flash phenomenon experiment started.

065:39

23:12

09 Dec 1972

Apollo light flash phenomenon experiment ended.

066:39

00:12

10 Dec 1972

Equigravisphere.

070:37:45

04:10:45

10 Dec 1972

Scientific instrument module door jettisoned.

081:32:40

15:05:40

10 Dec 1972

Inflight science phase of mission initiated with turn-on of Far Ultraviolet Spectrometer.

083:26

16:59

10 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet photography of dark Moon.

084:50

18:23

10 Dec 1972

Lunar orbit insertion ignition (SPS).

086:14:22.60

19:47:22

10 Dec 1972

Lunar orbit insertion cutoff.

086:20:55.76

19:53:55

10 Dec 1972

S-IVB impact on lunar surface.

086:59:42.3

20:32:42

10 Dec 1972

Terminator photography.

087:05

20:38

10 Dec 1972

Orbital science visual observations.

087:15

20:48

10 Dec 1972

Orbital science photography.

088:00

21:33

10 Dec 1972

1st descent orbit insertion ignition (SPS).

090:31:37.43

00:04:37

11 Dec 1972

1st descent orbit insertion cutoff.

090:31:59.70

00:04:59

11 Dec 1972

Landmark observations.

090:50

00:23

11 Dec 1972

CDR and LMP entered LM.

105:02

14:35

11 Dec 1972

CSM/LM separation maneuver initiated (RCS).

107:47:56

17:20:56

11 Dec 1972

CSM/LM separation maneuver cutoff.

107:47:59.4

17:20:59

11 Dec 1972

CSM orbit circularization ignition (SPS).

109:17:28.92

18:50:28

11 Dec 1972

CSM orbit circularization cutoff.

109:17:32.72

18:50:32

11 Dec 1972

2nd descent orbit insertion ignition (LM RCS).

109:22:42

18:55:42

11 Dec 1972

2nd descent orbit insertion cutoff.

109:23:03.5

18:56:03

11 Dec 1972

CSM landmark tracking started.

109:40

19:13

11 Dec 1972

LM powered descent engine ignition (DPS).

110:09:53

19:42:53

11 Dec 1972

LM throttle to full-throttle position.

110:10:21

19:43:21

11 Dec 1972

LM manual target (landing site) update.

110:11:25

19:44:25

11 Dec 1972

LM landing radar velocity data good.

110:13:28

19:46:28

11 Dec 1972

LM landing radar range data good.

110:14:06

19:47:06

11 Dec 1972

LM landing radar updates enabled.

110:14:32

19:47:32

11 Dec 1972

LM throttle down.

110:17:19

19:50:19

11 Dec 1972

LM approach phase program selected.

110:19:15

19:52:15

11 Dec 1972

LM landing radar antenna to position 2.

110:19:16

19:52:16

11 Dec 1972

LM 1st landing point redesignation.

110:19:26

19:52:26

11 Dec 1972

LM landing radar switched to low scale.

110:19:54

19:52:54

11 Dec 1972

LM landing phase program selected.

110:20:51

19:53:51

11 Dec 1972

LM lunar landing and powered descent engine cutoff.

110:21:58

19:54:58

11 Dec 1972

CSM landmark tracking ended.

111:20

20:53

11 Dec 1972

1st EVA started (LM cabin depressurized).

114:21:49

23:54:49

11 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science visual observations.

114:45

00:18

12 Dec 1972

Lunar roving vehicle (LRV) offloaded.

114:51:10

00:24:10

12 Dec 1972

LRV deployed, test drive performed and documented with photography, gathered samples

   and performed 500 mm and panoramic photography.

 

115:13:50

 

00:46:50

 

12 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography.

115:15

00:48

12 Dec 1972

United States flag deployed and documented with photographs and stereo photography.

115:40:58

01:13:58

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

115:50:51

01:23:51

12 Dec 1972

Cosmic ray experiment deployed.

115:54:40

01:27:40

12 Dec 1972

Apollo lunar surface experiment (ALSEP) package offloaded.

115:58:30

01:31:30

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

116:06:01

01:39:01

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

116:11:54

01:44:54

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

116:46:17

02:19:17

12 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography.

117:10

02:43

12 Dec 1972

1st ALSEP data received on Earth.

117:21:00

02:54

12 Dec 1972

Heat flow experiment turned on.

117:29

03:02

12 Dec 1972

ALSEP deployment completed and documented with photographs and panoramic

   photography.

 

118:07:43

 

03:40:43

 

12 Dec 1972

CSM terminator photography.

118:10

03:43

12 Dec 1972

Lunar seismic profiling experiment (S-203) turned on. CSM Earthshine photography

   started.

 

118:25

 

03:58

 

12 Dec 1972

Deep core sample obtained and lunar neutron probe experiment deployed.

118:35:27

04:08:27

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

118:43:08

04:16:08

12 Dec 1972

CSM Earthshine photography ended.

118:50

04:23

12 Dec 1972

Departed for station 1.

119:11:02

04:44:02

12 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 1 and deployed seismic profiling experiment explosive charge 6, obtained

   traverse gravimeter experiment reading and documented rake samples and performed

   panoramic photography.

 

 

119:24:02

 

 

04:57:02

 

 

12 Dec 1972

Lunar surface gravimeter experiment (S-207) activated.

119:50

05:23

12 Dec 1972

Departed for surface electrical properties experiment site with a stop to deploy seismic

   profiling experiment explosive charge 7, and performed panoramic photography.

 

119:56:47

 

05:29:47

 

12 Dec 1972

Arrived at surface electrical properties experiment site. Deployed antennas and the

   transmitter, gathered samples and performed documentary and panoramic photograph

   traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

 

 

120:11:02

 

 

05:44:02

 

 

12 Dec 1972

Departed for LM.

120:33:39

06:06:39

12 Dec 1972

Arrived at LM and started EVA activity closeout.

120:36:15

06:09:15

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

121:16:37

06:49:37

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

121:21:11

06:54:11

12 Dec 1972

1st EVA ended (LM cabin repressurized).

121:33:42

07:06:42

12 Dec 1972

CSM zodiacal light photography.

130:35

16:08

12 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography.

134:00

19:33

12 Dec 1972

CSM solar corona photography.

134:50

20:23

12 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science visual observations.

137:00

22:33

12 Dec 1972

2nd EVA started (LM cabin depressurized).

137:55:06

23:28:06

12 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

138:04:08

23:37:08

12 Dec 1972

TV transmission started for 2nd EVA.

138:05

23:38

12 Dec 1972

LRV loaded for traverse and a traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

138:39:00

00:12

13 Dec 1972

Departed for surface electrical properties experiment site.

138:44:02

00:17:02

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at surface electrical properties experiment site. Activated experiment, gathered

   samples, and performed panoramic photography.

 

138:47:05

 

00:20:05

 

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 2 with four short stops - one to deploy seismic profiling experiment

   explosive charge 4, and three to gather en route samples.

 

138:51:43

 

00:24:43

 

13 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography and visual observations.

139:45

01:18

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 2. Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained, gathered samples

   including a rake sample, and performed documentary and panoramic photography.

 

140:01:30

 

01:34:30

 

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 3 with one stop to obtain a traverse gravimeter experiment reading,

   gather samples and perform panoramic and 500 mm photography.

 

141:07:25

 

02:40:25

 

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 3. Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained, gathered samples

   including a double core-tube sample and a rake sample, and performed panoramic and

   500 mm photography.

 

 

141:48:38

 

 

03:21:38

 

 

13 Dec 1972

CSM terminator photography.

142:05

03:38

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 4 with two short stops to gather en route samples.

142:25:56

03:58:56

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 4. Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained, gathered samples

   including a trench sample and a double core-tube sample, and performed documentary

   and panoramic photography.

 

 

142:42:57

 

 

04:15:57

 

 

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 5 with one stop to deploy seismic profiling experiment explosive

   charge, gather samples, and perform panoramic photography.

 

143:19:03

 

04:52:03

 

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 5. Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained, gathered samples,

   and performed documentary and panoramic photography.

 

143:45:15

 

05:18:15

 

13 Dec 1972

Departed for the LM with a short stop to deploy seismic profiling experiment explosive

   charge 8 documented with photographs, and a stop at the ALSEP site to allow the LMP

   to relevel the lunar surface gravimeter experiment.

 

 

144:15:58

 

 

05:48:58

 

 

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at the LM and started EVA closeout.

144:32:24

06:05:24

13 Dec 1972

TV transmission ended for 2nd EVA.

144:55

06:28

13 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

145:19:24

06:52:24

13 Dec 1972

2nd EVA ended (LM cabin repressurized).

145:32:02

07:05:02

13 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography.

154:40

16:13

13 Dec 1972

CSM terminator photography.

156:50

18:23

13 Dec 1972

3rd EVA started (LM cabin depressurized).

160:52:48

22:25:48

13 Dec 1972

Zodiacal light photography.

160:55

22:28

13 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

161:02:40

22:35:40

13 Dec 1972

TV transmission started for 3rd EVA.

161:15

22:48

13 Dec 1972

LRV loaded for traverse, and panoramic and 500 mm photography performed.

161:16:15

22:49:15

13 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

161:19:45

22:52:45

13 Dec 1972

Cosmic ray experiment retrieved.

161:20:17

22:53:17

13 Dec 1972

Departed for surface electrical properties experiment site.

161:36:31

23:09:31

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at surface electrical properties experiment site. Activated the experiment, gathered samples, and performed documentary photography.

161:39:07

23:12:07

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 6 with two short stops to gather en route samples.

161:42:36

23:15:36

13 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science photography.

161:50

23:23

13 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 6. Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained, gathered samples

   including a single core-tube sample, a rake sample, and performed documentary,

   panoramic, and 500 mm photography.

 

 

162:11:24

 

 

23:44:24

 

 

13 Dec 1972

Departed for station 7.

163:22:10

00:55:10

14 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 7. Gathered samples and performed documentary and panoramic

   photography.

 

163:29:05

 

01:02:05

 

14 Dec 1972

CSM orbital science visual observations.

163:30

01:03

14 Dec 1972

Departed for station 8 with one short stop to gather en route samples.

163:51:09

01:24:09

14 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 8. Two traverse gravimeter experiment readings obtained, gathered

   samples including rake and trench samples, and performed documentary and panoramic

   photography.

 

 

164:07:40

 

 

01:40:40

 

 

14 Dec 1972

Departed for station 9.

164:55:33

02:28:33

14 Dec 1972

Arrived at station 9. Seismic profiling experiment explosive charge 5 deployed, two traverse

   gravimeter readings obtained, gathered samples including a trench sample and a double

   core-tube sample, and performed documentary, panoramic and 500 mm photography.

   Removed data storage electronics assembly from surface electrical properties receiver.

 

 

 

165:13:10

 

 

 

02:46:10

 

 

 

14 Dec 1972

Departed for the LM with two short stops - one to gather en route samples and the other

   to deploy seismic profiling experiment explosive charge 2 and perform documentary and

   panoramic photography.

 

 

166:09:25

 

 

03:42:25

 

 

14 Dec 1972

Arrived at LM and started EVA closeout.

166:37:51

04:10:51

14 Dec 1972

Traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

166:55:09

04:28:09

14 Dec 1972

Final traverse gravimeter experiment reading obtained.

167:11:11

04:44:11

14 Dec 1972

ALSEP photography completed.

167:33:58

05:06:58

14 Dec 1972

Lunar neutron probe experiment retrieved..

167:36:43

05:09:43

14 Dec 1972

LRV positioned to monitor LM ascent.

167:39:57

05:12:57

14 Dec 1972

Seismic profiling experiment explosive charge 3 deployed.

167:44:41

05:17:41

14 Dec 1972

Equipment jettisoned.

167:45

05:18

14 Dec 1972

3rd EVA ended (LM cabin repressurized).

168:07:56

05:40:56

14 Dec 1972

Orbital trim maneuver ignition (RCS).

178:54:05.45

16:27:05

14 Dec 1972

Orbital trim maneuver cutoff.

178:54:42.95

16:27:42

14 Dec 1972

CSM plane change ignition (RCS).

179:53:53.83

17:26:53

14 Dec 1972

CSM plane change cutoff.

179:54:13.88

17:27:13

14 Dec 1972

1st equipment jettison from LM.

180:15

17:48

14 Dec 1972

CSM zodiacal light photography.

182:20

19:53

14 Dec 1972

CSM landmark tracking.

182:40

20:13

14 Dec 1972

CSM landmark tracking.

183:00

20:33

14 Dec 1972

2nd equipment jettison from LM.

183:24

20:57

14 Dec 1972

LM lunar liftoff ignition (LM APS).

185:21:37

22:54:37

14 Dec 1972

LM ascent orbit cutoff.

185:28:58

23:01:58

14 Dec 1972

Vernier adjustment maneuver initiated (LM RCS).

185:32:12

23:05:12

14 Dec 1972

Vernier adjustment maneuver cutoff.

185:32:22

23:05:22

14 Dec 1972

Terminal phase initiation ignition (LM APS).

186:15:58

23:48:58

14 Dec 1972

Terminal phase initiation cutoff.

186:16:01.2

23:49:01

14 Dec 1972

LM midcourse corrections.

186:30

00:03

14 Dec 1972

CSM/LM docked.

187:37:15

01:10:15

15 Dec 1972

Transfer, stowing of equipment and samples started.

188:00

01:33

15 Dec 1972

Transfer, stowing of equipment and samples ended.

190:05

03:38

15 Dec 1972

CDR and LMP entered CM.

190:10

03:43

15 Dec 1972

LM closeout.

190:30

04:03

15 Dec 1972

LM ascent stage jettisoned.

191:18:31

04:51:31

15 Dec 1972

Separation maneuver initiated.

191:23:31

04:56:31

15 Dec 1972

Separation maneuver cutoff.

191:23:43

04:56:43

15 Dec 1972

LM ascent stage deorbit ignition.

192:58:14

06:31:14

15 Dec 1972

LM ascent stage deorbit cutoff.

193:00:10

06:33:10

15 Dec 1972

LM ascent stage impact on lunar surface.

193:17:20.8

06:50:20

15 Dec 1972

Terminator photography.

206:20

19:53

15 Dec 1972

Orbital science visual observations.

206:40

20:13

15 Dec 1972

Orbital science visual observations.

207:10

20:43

15 Dec 1972

Explosive package #6 detonated on lunar surface.

210:15:14.56

23:48:14

15 Dec 1972

Explosive package #7 detonated on lunar surface.

212:44:57.11

02:17:57

16 Dec 1972

Orbital science photography.

213:10

02:43

16 Dec 1972

Terminator photography.

215:20

04:53

16 Dec 1972

Explosive package #4 detonated on lunar surface.

229:35:34.67

19:08:34

16 Dec 1972

Terminator photography.

231:20

20:53

16 Dec 1972

Transearth injection ignition (SPS).

234:02:09.18

23:35:09

16 Dec 1972

Transearth injection cutoff.

234:04:32.87

23:37:32

16 Dec 1972

TV transmission started.

234:10

23:43

16 Dec 1972

TV transmission ended.

234:35

00:08

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Lyman Alpha region started.

235:00

00:33

17 Dec 1972

Explosive package #1 detonated on lunar surface.

235:09:36.79

00:42:36

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Lyman Alpha region ended.

236:00

01:33

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Earth.

236:05

01:38

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Moon.

237:15

02:48

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Moon off.

238:00

03:33

17 Dec 1972

Explosive package #8 detonated on lunar surface.

238:12:46.08

03:45:46

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer on for passive thermal control galactic scan.

239:40

05:13

17 Dec 1972

Transearth EVA started (Evans).

254:54:40

20:27:40

17 Dec 1972

Installation of television camera and data acquisition camera started.

255:00

20:33

17 Dec 1972

Panoramic film cassette retrieved.

255:23

20:56

17 Dec 1972

Mapping camera film cassette retrieved.

255:36

21:09

17 Dec 1972

CM hatch closed.

255:40

21:13

17 Dec 1972

TV transmission ended for transearth EVA.

255:42

21:15

17 Dec 1972

Transearth EVA ended.

256:00:24

21:33:24

17 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet coma cluster observation.

257:00

22:33

17 Dec 1972

Explosive package #5 detonated on lunar surface.

257:43:41.06

23:16:41

17 Dec 1972

Explosive package #2 detonated on lunar surface.

259:11:56.82

01:44:56

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet Alpha ERI measurements.

260:30

02:03

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet passive thermal control measurements for Alpha ERI and Alpha GRU.

261:20

02:53

18 Dec 1972

Explosive package #3 detonated on lunar surface.

261:44:22.28

03:07:22

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet passive thermal control for galactic scan.

262:30

04:03

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet dark north observation.

274:30

16:03

18 Dec 1972

Apollo light flash observation and investigation.

277:10

18:43

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Virgo cluster.

279:10

20:43

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer viewing dark south.

280:50

22:23

18 Dec 1972

TV transmission for inflight press conference started.

281:20

22:53

18 Dec 1972

TV transmission ended.

281:47

23:20

18 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet spectrometer of Spica.

283:45

01:18

19 Dec 1972

Ultraviolet passive thermal control for galactic scan.

285:30

03:03

19 Dec 1972

Midcourse correction ignition (RCS).

298:38:01

16:11:01

19 Dec 1972

Midcourse correction cutoff.

298:38:10

16:11:10

19 Dec 1972

Inflight science phase of mission ended with turn-off of Far Ultraviolet Spectrometer.

299:20

16:53

19 Dec 1972

CM/SM separation.

301:23:49

18:56:49

19 Dec 1972

Entry.

301:38:38

19:11:38

19 Dec 1972

Communication blackout started.

301:38:55

19:11:55

19 Dec 1972

Radar contact with CM established by recovery ship.

301:41

19:14

19 Dec 1972

Communication blackout ended.

301:42:15

19:15:15

19 Dec 1972

Forward heat shield jettisoned.

301:46:20

19:19:20

19 Dec 1972

Drogue parachute deployed

301:46:22

19:19:22

19 Dec 1972

Visual contact with CM established by recovery ship and photo helicopter.

301:47

19:20

19 Dec 1972

Main parachute deployed.

301:47:13

19:20:13

19 Dec 1972

VHF recovery beacon contact with CM established by recovery ship.

301:48

19:21

19 Dec 1972

Voice contact with CM established by recovery ship.

301:49

19:22

19 Dec 1972

Splashdown (went to apex-up).

301:51:59

19:24:59

19 Dec 1972

Swimmers deployed to CM.

302:02

19:35

19 Dec 1972

Flotation collar inflated.

302:08

19:41

19 Dec 1972

Hatch opened for crew egress.

302:21

19:54

19 Dec 1972

Crew aboard recovery helicopter.

302:33

20:06

19 Dec 1972

Crew aboard recovery ship.

302:44

20:17

19 Dec 1972

CM aboard recovery ship.

303:55

21:28

19 Dec 1972

1st sample flight departed recovery ship.

323:52

17:25

20 Dec 1972

1st sample flight arrived in Hawaii.

330:27

00:00

21 Dec 1972

Crew departed recovery ship.

331:05

00:38

21 Dec 1972

1st sample flight departed Hawaii.

333:37

03:10

21 Dec 1972

1st sample flight arrived in Houston, TX.

340:43

10:16

21 Dec 1972

Crew arrived at Ellington AFB, Houston.

346:17

15:50

21 Dec 1972

CM arrived at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA

493:57

19:30

27 Dec 1972

CM deactivated.

568:27

22:00

30 Dec 1972

CM departed North Island Naval Air Station for contractor’s facility in Downey, CA.

637:27

19:00

02 Jan 1973

CM arrived at contractor's facility.

640:27

22:00

02 Jan 1973

ALSEP central station turned off by ground command.

 

 

30 Sep 1977

 

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