Blue Dot: Apollo 17 @ 50 Part 1
Blue Dot's Apollo@50 series nears its conclusion with Part One, our look back at the final lunar mission, Apollo 17.
The final of three spectacular scientific explorations of the Apollo Program began with Apollo 15. Apollo 17 featured the only scientist to fly up to that point for NASA, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. Commanded by veteran astronaut and the "last man on the Moon," Eugene Cernan, the mission also featured Command Module Pilot Ron Evans, the only Viet Nam combat veteran to fly to the Moon.
Interviews include historian Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on The Moon, Lead Flight Director Gerry Griffin, and the wife of the late astronaut Ron Evans, Jan Evans.
We also visited with two scientists, Jim Head and Gerry Schaber, who worked closely on the Apollo geology team and were close at the time with Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, the only geologist ever to set foot on another world. It's all part one of Apollo@50's grand finale!