SPACE: The Last Apollo

Scheduled for December, the sixth and last manned Apollo mission to land on the moon began the long process of gearing up last week as its spacecraft and Saturn rocket were positioned on the launching pad at Cape Kennedy. TIME Correspondent Donald Neff filed this report:

As 3,500 persons looked on, the Apollo 17 spaceship and booster rolled out of the assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center. A gibbous moon hung high in the Florida sky while the rising sun splashed the white rocket with golden rays. It was a stunning tableau of man's inventiveness. Yet it was a sight...

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