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    FiB Episode 026: Senator Harrison Schmitt, The Last Man to Walk on the Moon

    Former senator from New Mexico, Dr. Harrison 'jack' Schmitt, shares his experience of living and working on the moon, the future of space settlements, and solving the worlds energy needs.

    Host: Marc Pelletier

    Guest: Dr. Harrison Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 17.

    Those great voices you will hear in our opening theme are Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, lunar module pilot, and Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17. They were the two last men to walk on the moon. To be accurate, Harrison Schmitt was the last man out of the lunar module, and to set his foot down on the surface, while Gene Cernan was the last person to step back into the lunar module before take off, in December 1972. So either way, they can both lay claim to being the last man on the moon, it is just a matter of how you look at it!

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Schmitt, former Senator from New Mexico, who was the first American Astronaut-Scientist, a Harvard trained Geologist. I really wanted to invite him on the show, not only because he is, in my opinion, one of the great explorers of our time, but because he is a scientist. He has a unique perspective on the experience and the mission, which included living on the moon for three days, and exploring its surface in the valley of Taurus-Littrow.

    Pictures:
    Blue Marble Photograph
    Schmitt running on the moon
    Schmitt working near the lunar rover
    Eugene Cernan
    Schmitt taking lunar soil samples
    Schmitt near large boulder
    Apollo 17's lunar rover

    Videos:
    Apollo 17's lunar rover
    Schmitt falls

    Book:
    Return to the Moon, by Dr. Harrison Schmitt
    Preview at Google books

    Films:
    In the Shadow of the Moon
    The Wonder of it All

    Other interesting links:
    Fusion Technology Institute
    Fusion Technology Institute class notes
    More of Dr. Schmitt's class notes
    Detailed Bio

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Great show. Wish you best of 2008, hope to more from FIB.

    December 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

    thanks!

    December 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Pelletier

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