Harrison Schmitt

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Harrison Hagan "Jack" 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 person living, and only person without a background in military aviation to have walked on the Moon. In December 1972, as one of the crew onboard 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 1,218,899 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Harrison Schmitt is the 18th most popular astronaut (down from 16th in 2019), the 1,171st most popular biography from United States (down from 849th in 2019) and the 11th 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 18 out of 524Before him are Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, Jim Lovell, John Young, Sigmund Jähn, and David Scott. After him are Andriyan Nikolayev, Edgar Mitchell, Svetlana Savitskaya, Ed White, James Irwin, and Fred Haise.

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Among people born in 1935, Harrison Schmitt ranks 44Before him are Jim Peebles, Danilo Kiš, Adnan Khashoggi, David Harvey, Akira Kitaguchi, and Wim Duisenberg. After him are Artur Rasizade, Elsa Martinelli, Ken Kesey, John Saxon, Ernesto Laclau, and John G. Avildsen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harrison Schmitt ranks 1,171 out of 15,968Before him are Rubin Carter (1937), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Joe Jackson (1928), George Armitage Miller (1920), Cormac McCarthy (1933), and Frederick Herzberg (1923). After him are Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Will Durant (1885), Alonzo Church (1903), Joe Satriani (1956), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Elisha Otis (1811).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Harrison Schmitt ranks 11Before him are Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), and David Scott (1932). After him are Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), James Irwin (1930), Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), and Frank Borman (1928).