Space: Apollo 17: Farewell Mission to the Moon

ONCE again the earth will tremble for miles around. Once again tongues of flame will spill across Cape Kennedy's Pad 39A. Once again a mighty rocket will lift into the sky. But, if all goes according to plan, this week's scheduled blast-off of Apollo 17 will be remarkably different from past launches. It will take place at night, turning dark into daylight at the cape, presenting a fiery spectacle that may be seen by millions of people from Cuba to as far north as the Carolinas. The magnificent display will serve as a fitting...

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