Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on the Moon

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Title

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on the Moon

Alternative Title

Harrison Schmitt on Moon

Subject

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

Description

Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt (1935-), the only geologist to travel to the Moon, working beside a boulder on the Moon during an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA). 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, Schmitt and Mission Commander Eugene Cernan (1934-) spent 75 hours on the lunar surface collecting specimens and conducting experiments. This was greatly aided by the use of the lunar rover, which allowed them to traverse a distance 35 km. Astronaut Schmitt was the first geologist and scientist to walk on 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, Cernan, and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans (1933-1990).

Source

Original black and white photographic print, December 13, 1972: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

1972-12-13

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, December 13, 1972.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

164 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 39A, 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 color photographic print

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