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The Apollo 17 Flight Journal

David Woods and Ben Feist

Welcome to this 29 December 2023 release of the Apollo 17 Flight Journal, part of the Apollo Flight Journal series.

Like its companion, the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, it is intended to be a resource for all those interested in the Apollo program, whether in a passing or scholarly capacity.

This journal is a collaboration with Ben Feist as a parallel project to his interactive project,, which covers the entire flight of Apollo 17 from launch to splashdown in an interactive audio-visual website. As living documents, both the A17FJ and will continue to grow and evolve.

Journals for other Apollo flights are available at the AFJ Portal.

Travelling from the Earth to the Moon
In the Vicinity of the Moon
Further chapters will appear here shortly.

For a real-time view of the mission, visit Apollo 17 in Real Time at

It is recommended that Apollo 17 in Real Time is viewed on Google Chrome. In time, pages from will be exported to the Apollo 17 Flight Journal.

Correspondence regarding corrections, additions and typographic errors are welcome and should be sent to David Woods at .
The corrected transcript, commentary, and other text incorporated in the Apollo Flight Journal is protected by copyright. No portion of the Journal may be reproduced or copied onto any medium (except as required by browsing software) without express permission from the authors. Specifically, the unauthorized creation of personal copies, or of copies for sale is prohibited. Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Flight Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.

The United States Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of the Apollo Flight Journal, or to allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.

These files are copyright © 2015-2023. W. David Woods and Ben Feist

Last updated 2023-12-29