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Astronaut Ron Evans steps outside Apollo 17 spacecraft 40 years ago this hour (1972)

Video: 'Apollo 17 "On The Shoulders of Giants" - NASA Space Program &' (Dec. 17, 1972 at 24:20)

(Sunday, December 17, 1972, 3:27 p.m. EST) — During the trip back to Earth from man’s last (to date) visit to the Moon, Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans successfully conducted a one hour and seven minute spacewalk to retrieve exposed film from the instrument bay on the exterior of the Command/Service Module (CSM).