Harrison Schmitt

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Harrison Schmitt
Sen Harrison Schmitt.jpg
United States Senator
from New Mexico
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Joseph Montoya
Succeeded by Jeff Bingaman
Personal details
Born Harrison Hagan Schmitt
(1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 83)
Santa Rita, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Teresa Fitzgibbon
Alma mater
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
NASA Astronaut
Other names Jack Schmitt
Nationality American
Other occupation Geologist
Time in space 12d 13h 52m
Selection 1965 Scientist group
Total EVAs 3 on the lunar surface[1]
Total EVA time 20 hours 35 minutes[2]
Missions Apollo 17
Mission insignia Apollo 17 insignia
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg

Dr. Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico. He is the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon. As of 2018, he is also the last living crew member of Apollo 17.

Schmitt resigned from NASA in August 1975 in order to run for election to the United States Senate as a member from New Mexico. As the Republican. He lost his re-election campaign in 1982.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Apollo 17". NASA. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. "Extravehicular Activity". NASA history. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  3. "50 Years in Space - Harrison Schmitt". California Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2009.

Other websites[change | change source]

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