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Established 1982
Incorporation 2003
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Evans, Ronald
NASA Astronaut
Group 5 (1966)

After serving on three Apollo support and one back up crew over five years Evans finally made his first spaceflight on the final lunar landing mission in 1972. As Command Module Pilot of Apollo 17 he completed a record 147 hours 48 minutes and 75 orbits around the moon whilst his colleagues  Commander Gene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Jack Schmitt explored the lunar surface. Evans remained alone in the CSM for 79 hours 49 minutes. Though he never flew in space again he remained at NASA for a further five years after Apollo 17 serving on the back up crew for the joint Soviet mission Apollo Soyuz and working on early development issues of the Space Shuttle.
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