The Third Lunar Science Conference, co-sponsored by LSI and NASA, moves from downtown Houston to the Manned Spacecraft Center.
Pioneer 10 is launched, returning the first close-up
images of Jupiter in 1973.
Apollo 16 is launched. The first "lunar Grand Prix" tests the capabilities of the lunar rover.
The Summer Study on Post-Apollo Lunar Science reviews the state of post-Apollo lunar science.
Apollo 17 is launched, the final mission of the Apollo program.