Sunday, January 11, 2009

NASA Pic of the Day: A Scientist on the Moon

This here is scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, star of the below photo:

"Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt stands by the American flag during a moonwalk on the Apollo 17 mission. Home, that small dot in the blackness of space above the flag, is a quarter-million miles away.

Schmitt, Gene Cernan and Ron Evans made the Apollo program's final journey to the moon in December 1972, 36 years ago this week."

This image makes me proud to be an American, an Earthling, a human being, and a lover of science, technology, and exploration.

Fab work, NASA. And fab work Mr. Harrison H. Schmitt.

Fun Fact: Harrison Schmitt and fellow crew mate Gene Cernan were the last two human beings to walk on the moon.

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