Were NASA trying to tell the world something on the night of December 7, 1972?

The first nighttime launch of a Saturn V rocket lifted the crew of Apollo XVII from Cape Canaveral into the sky on the start of their voyage to our nearest neighbour.

Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt would spend the next 12 days and 14 hours beyond our fragile world.