Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt discusses the history of his mission to the Moon, and how the new data provided by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission will help guide future explorers.
Music Provided by Killer Tracks: "From Small Beginnings" - Jay Price
Archival Footage provided by Stephen Slater
December 11, 2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the day NASA's Apollo 17 mission landed on the Moon. This video connects that history to the current Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission through the eyes of astronaut Harrison Jack Schmitt. As a geologist and Apollo 17 crewmember, Schmitt has a unique perspective about how data being collected by LRO enhances our current understanding of lunar science and lays the groundwork for future explorers.