Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, the flag and the Earth, Apollo 17, December 1972

Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, the flag and the Earth, Apollo 17, December 1972

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Credit: Eugene Cernan
Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm
NASA AS17-134-20387


Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot, is photographed next to the deployed United States flag during lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The highest part of the flag appears to point toward our planet Earth in the distant background. This picture was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Lunar Module (LM) to explore the moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.


About the Apollo 17 mission here.

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