December 13th, 2011
01:34 PM ET

Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity – 39 Years Ago Today

"39 years ago, today, scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed standing next to a huge, split lunar boulder during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), which transported Schmitt and Eugene A. Cernan to this extravehicular station from their Lunar Module (LM), is seen in the background. The mosaic is made from two frames from Apollo 17 Hasselblad magazine 140. The two frames were photographed by Cernan."

Source: NASA

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Josh

    Why do I keep envisioning Schmitt is pressing the keyfob for the rover, thinking to himself, "where the heck did I park that thing?"

    January 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  2. cool

    Seeing articles like this makes me wish we still continued missions to the moon. Very cool.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  3. louis

    I'd climb up to the top and claim it as mine. Anyone who wants to go on it will have to pay $1.50.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm |


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