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1972

 

January 10–13
The Third Lunar Science Conference, co-sponsored by LSI and NASA, moves from downtown Houston to the Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

March 2
Pioneer 10 is launched, returning the first close-up
images of Jupiter in 1973.

 

April 16–27
Apollo 16 is launched. The first "lunar Grand Prix" tests the capabilities of the lunar rover.


July 10
The Summer Study on Post-Apollo Lunar Science reviews the state of post-Apollo lunar science.

 

December 7
Apollo 17 is launched, the final mission of the Apollo program.

 

July
LSI acquires its first computer, a PDP 11/20.

 

Apollo 17 lunar module and rover Apollo 16 crew Pioneer 10 heads toward Jupiter