Harrison Schmitt

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Harrison H. Schmitt is currently the last human being to have stepped onto the Moon. As an Apollo 17 astronaut and geologist, he spent three days in December 1972 on the lunar surface, sampling, documenting, and interpreting the Moon's geological features and potential resources. Schmitt was trained at Caltech and at Harvard, where he received his Ph.D. in geology. He was first introduced into astrogeology by the late Eugene Shoemaker, and was a Fulbright scholar in Norway in 1957-58. Schmitt has been involved in the space program, space science, and space policy for more than 40 years, including 10 years as an astronaut with NASA, six years as a US Senator, and more than 20 years as a businessman and consultant. He is currently a professor of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Author of: Return to the Moon[1]


  1. Return to the Moon Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space - Harrison Schmitt, Foreword by Neil Armstrong - 2005, ISBN 0-387-24285-6

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