Scenes From Apollo 17 Astronaut’s Talk In Los Alamos

During Saturday’s Republican Party of Los Alamos’ Patriot’s Day Dinner at the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Dr., Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison (Jack) Schmitt shares his experience walking on the moon. Schmidt also served as a United States senator from New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt is shown walking on the Moon. Apollo 17 was the final mission of NASA’s Apollo program, the enterprise that landed the first humans on the Moon. Launched at 12:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Dec. 7, 1972, with a crew made up of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Jack Schmitt, it was the last use of Apollo hardware for its original purpose; after Apollo 17, extra Apollo spacecraft were used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs. Courtesy image

The audience gives Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmidt a standing ovation following his presentation on his trip to the Moon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt calls on the ‘new generation of explorers’ in the audience at Saturday’s Patriot’s Day Dinner to come forward and pick up an Orion Desk Model. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The 1982 Los Alamos County Campaign Chair for Sen. Jack Schmitt, Allene Lindstrom took the opportunity at Saturday’s event to meet up with her old friend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Jack Schmitt, an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico with the Benner family, from left, Kurt and Jack Benner, Schmitt, and Kelly and David Benner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

JJ Chrobocinski with Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt, left, with former U.S. Rep Bill Redmond and his grandson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

House Dist. 43 candidate Sharon Stover with Astronaut Jack Schmitt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski, left, with Astronaut Jack Schmitt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County council candidate Jaret McDonald and his wife Jennifer with with Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Debbie Huling with with Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Apollo 17 Astronaut Jack Schmitt and his wife Teresa Fitzgibbons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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