Jack Schmitt Quotes

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Harrison Schmitt
United States Senator
from New Mexico
In office
January 3, 1977 â€“ January 3, 1983
Preceded by Joseph Montoya
Succeeded by Jeff Bingaman
Personal details
Born Harrison Hagan Schmitt
(1935-07-03) July 3, 1935 (age 81)
Santa Rita, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Teresa Fitzgibbon
Alma mater

Caltech (B.S. 1957)
University of Oslo
Harvard (Ph.D. 1964)

NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Other names
Jack Schmitt
Other occupation
Time in space
12d 13h 52m
Selection 1965 Scientist group
Total EVAs
3 on the lunar surface[1]
Total EVA time
20 hours 35 minutes[2]
Missions Apollo 17
Mission insignia
Retirement August 30, 1975

But I don't think we'll go there until we go back to the moon and develop a technology base for living and working and transporting ourselves through space.
Jack Schmitt
It's great that people are interested in Mars.
It's like trying to describe what you feel when you're standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it's like.
Jack Schmitt