Fantastic collection of 79 official color semi-glossy NASA photos detailing the ALSEP training process of the Apollo 17 mission, each approximately 8 x 10, with roughly half of the photos focusing on the lunar module crew of CDR Gene Cernan and LMP Harrison Schmitt at the Hangar S Clean Room stationed at the Kennedy Space Center, with a few photos depicting backup LMP Charlie Duke, and the other half spotlighting the various ALSEP equipment used during the lunar mission. The crew photos consist of either Cernan or Schmitt, occasionally both, being instructed on the assortment of machinery and devices to be used on the lunar surface by a group of NASA engineers. The equipment photos all seem to be related to the CF2 (Crew Fit & Function) tests of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP). Reverse of each photo bears purple NASA caption text and “A Kodak Paper” watermarks. In overall fine condition. After fixing a broken fender on the lunar rover vehicle, the Apollo 17 lunar module crew of Cernan and Schmitt deployed the ALSEP west of the Taurus-Littrow landing site. An impressive assemblage of vintage NASA photos that chronicle the extensive training classes of the final Apollo lunar mission. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC.
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