Astronaut Harrison Schmitt During Training

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Title

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt During Training

Alternative Title

Harrison Schmitt During Training

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 17 (Spacecraft)
Astronauts--United States
Schmitt, Harrison H.

Description

Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt (1935-), the only geologist to travel to the Moon, examining a rock while training for Apollo 17's Moon mission. Schmitt was the only geologist to travel to the Moon. On December 7, 1972, Apollo 17 became the first night launch of an American human spaceflight and was also the last manned launch of a Saturn V rocket. During the 12-day mission, astronauts conducted observations, experiments, and sample-gathering from the Moon. Apollo 17 broke a number of previous records, such as the longest manned lunar landing flight, the longest total lunar surface extravehicular activities, the largest lunar sample return, and the longest time in lunar orbit. The Apollo 17 crew consisted of Schmitt, Mission Commander Eugene Cernan (1934-), and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans (1933-1990).

Source

Original black and white photographic print, December 19, 1972: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1972-12-19

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 19, 1972.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

125 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 17 (AS-512)." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Accessed June 30, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo17.cfm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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