This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Astronaut, Lunar Rover And Large Boulder

Photograph taken by Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, of lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt standing in front of a large split boulder on the Moon. The lunar rover is in the foreground at left. The picture was taken during the third EVA at the Taurus-Littrow site on the Moon at Station 6, the base of the North Massif. Apollo 17 was launched on 7 December 1972 and landed on the Moon 11 December. It was the last of the Apollo Moon landing missions. (Apollo 17, AS17-146-22294)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27