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Harrison Schmitt
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United States Senator
from New Mexico
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Joseph Montoya
Succeeded by Jeff Bingaman
Personal details
Born
Harrison Hagan Schmitt

(1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 86)
Santa Rita, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Teresa Fitzgibbon
Alma mater
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Nationality American
Other names Jack Schmitt
Occupation Geologist
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Time in space
12d 13h 52m
Selection 1965 Scientist group
Total EVAs
3 on the lunar surface
Total EVA time
20 hours 35 minutes
Missions Apollo 17
Mission insignia
Apollo 17 insignia
Retirement August 30, 1975
Scientific career
Fields Geology
Institutions
Thesis Petrology and structure of the Eiksundsdal Eclogite Complex, Hareidland, Sunnmøre, Norway (1964)

Dr. Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico. He is the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon. As of 2018, he is also the last living crew member of Apollo 17.

Schmitt resigned from NASA in August 1975 in order to run for election to the United States Senate as a member from New Mexico. As the Republican. He lost his re-election campaign in 1982.

  • Harrison Schmitt visits University of Malta in 2009 and Handaq School

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