Science: Portfolio from Apollo

Potifolio from Apollo

With each mission to the moon, U.S. astronauts have become increasingly skilled as photographers. Apollo 17 proved to be no exception to the rule. Last week, as NASA began releasing pictures shot by the Apollo 17 crew, it be came clear that the last lunar mission had produced the best photography of the entire Apollo program: more brilliant in color, sharper in detail and more imaginative in overall composition.

Much of the credit belongs to Gene Cernan, who had special reason for his all-out photographic effort. During the flight of Gemini 9 in...

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