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Apollo Sites from LRO
Phil Stooke
post Apr 22 2019, 01:30 PM
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Back to Apollo 17. On the return leg of EVA 2 the astronauts stopped at Victory crater, really a V-shaped secondary crater. After dropping off an explosive charge and just prior to collecting a small sample they made a rover panorama. Cernan drove the LRV in a tight circle around the explosive charge while Schmitt took a series of images. This is the resulting panorama. The foregrounds don't match up well because the viewpoint is changing, but the background offers the only detailed view of Victory from the surface (right-hand end of the panorama).


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