Lunar Orbit EVA Cue Card, Apollo 17
t This checklist, which was stuck to an instrument panel inside the Apollo 17 command module (note the Velcro fixtures), details the immediate preparations for CM pilot Ron Evans’ December 17, 1972 spacewalk. Most of the instructions are for physical actions (“Don helmet, lock”) and thus easy for laypersons to decipher. Evans went out to retrieve canisters of film from the mapping and panoramic cameras in the scientific instrument module bay, which had been photographing the moon from 70 miles up. The 67-minute excursion was the last extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo program. It was during this mission that the famous “blue marble” photograph of Earth was taken, but by one of the crew from the interior of the craft. Jurek got the card from Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon.