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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

July 3, 1935 (1935-07-03) (age 85)
Santa Rita, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Teresa Fitzgibbon
Alma mater
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
NASA Astronaut
Other names Jack Schmitt
Nationality American
Other occupation Geologist
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
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg

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.



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