(13 December 1972) --- Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed working beside a huge boulder at Station 6 (base of North Massif) during the third Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity (EVA-3) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The front portion of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is visible on the left. This picture was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander.
NASA Astronaut Gene Cernan turns 81 today. He was born 3-14 in 1934. He was the last man to walk on the moon on the final 1972 Apollo 17 moon landing. He's been to space 3 times as both pilot and commander.
December, 1972: Apollo 17 Harrison Schmitt works beside the Lunar Rover on the rim of Shorty Crater, in a photo shot by his crewmate Eugene Cernan. The crater was a landmark of their landing area in the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the Moon, the last place visited by humans since the end of the Apollo program. NASA photo.