Eugene Cernan , Harrison Schmitt and the Lunar Rover Apollo 17, December 1972

Eugene Cernan , Harrison Schmitt and the Lunar Rover Apollo 17, December 1972

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Credit: Eugene Cernan

Vintage gelatin silver print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

NASA AS17-137-21011, caption on verso

An excellent view of the desolate lunarscape at Station 4 showing scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot, working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This is the area where Schmitt first spotted the orange soil, the orange soil is clearly visible on either side of the LRV in this picture. Shorty Crater is to the right, and the peak in the center background is Family Mountain. A portion of South Massif is on the horizon at the left edge. This photograph was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Challenger" to explore the moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.

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