EXPLORATION - What has gone before...
Astronaut Cernan salutes the flag.
Astronaut Schmitt "working beside a hugh bolder at Station 6"
The ascent stage carrying Cernan and Schmitt return to the Command Module. One of the Service Modules bays (Sector 1) is open and this was normal for Apollo's 15 through 17 as this bay contained the Scientific Instrument Module
Images courtesy NASA.
The Taurus-Littrow landing site
...near the Taurus-Littrow landing site. Schmitt spotted orage soil and collected samples. "Shorty Crater" is to the right.
Astronaut Schmitt "next to a hugh split lunar boulder..."