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.
|United States Senator|
from New Mexico
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Joseph Montoya|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Bingaman|
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
July 3, 1935
Grant County, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||Jack Schmitt|
Time in space
|12d 13h 52m|
|Selection||1965 Scientist group|
|3 on the lunar surface|
Total EVA time
|20 hours 35 minutes|
|Retirement||August 30, 1975|
|Thesis||Petrology and structure of the Eiksundsdal Eclogite Complex, Hareidland, Sunnmøre, Norway (1964)|
Schmitt resigned from NASA in August 1975 in order to run for election to the United States Senate as a member from New Mexico. He ran as a Republican. He won his election in 1976, and he was a senator for six years, but he lost his re-election campaign in 1982.
Media related to Harrison H. Schmitt at Wikimedia Commons
- Harrison Schmitt visits University of Malta in 2009 and Handaq School
- Spacefacts biography of Harrison Schmitt
- Space Policy Directive-1, in The Federal Register