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Harrison Schmitt

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Harrison Hagan Schmitt (born July 3, 1935) is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico, and the most recent living person—and only person without a background in military aviation—to have walked on the Moon. In December 1972, as one of the crew on board Apollo 17, Schmitt became the first member of NASA's first scientist-astronaut group to fly in space. As Apollo 17 was the last of the Apollo missions, he also became the twelfth and second-youngest person to set foot on the Moon and the second-to-last person to step off of the Moon (he boarded the Lunar Module shortly before commander Eugene Cernan). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harrison Schmitt has received more than 1,497,887 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Harrison Schmitt is the 17th most popular astronaut (up from 18th in 2019), the 1,305th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,170th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Astronaut.

Harrison Schmitt is most famous for being the twelfth man to walk on the moon.

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Among astronauts, Harrison Schmitt ranks 17 out of 524Before him are John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, David Scott, Jim Lovell, and Svetlana Savitskaya. After him are Sigmund Jähn, Andriyan Nikolayev, Sergei Krikalev, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, and Gus Grissom.

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Among people born in 1935, Harrison Schmitt ranks 50Before him are Danilo Kiš, Mylène Demongeot, Wim Duisenberg, Masahito, Prince Hitachi, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Ernesto Laclau. After him are Artur Rasizade, Abdou Diouf, Ken Kesey, Lorenzo Bandini, Toni Sailer, and Pranab Mukherjee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harrison Schmitt ranks 1,305 out of 18,182Before him are Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Larry Bird (1956), Nora Roberts (1950), and Frederick Douglass (1818). After him are Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Cass Elliot (1941), Gordon Moore (1929), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), Benjamin Bloom (1913), and Sacagawea (1780).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Harrison Schmitt ranks 10Before him are Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), and Jim Lovell (1928). After him are Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), and Bruce McCandless II (1937).