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Last Flag on the Moon: Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on the moon during Apollo 17 in December, 1972. Photo by NASA. #Apollo_17 #NASA

Apollo 9 Splashdown Command Module Gumdrop splashes down in the Atlantic recovery area 4.5 nautical miles from the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Guadalcanal, March 13, 1969via: NASA

(13 December 1972) --- Scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt is photographed working beside a huge boulder at Station 6 (base of North Massif) during the third Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity (EVA-3) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. The front portion of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is visible on the left. This picture was taken by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander.

Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site on the moon. 13 December 1972

Apollo 6 Recovery Apr 4, 1968 4:58 pm The USS Okinawa was the prime recovery ship for the Apollo 6 (Spacecraft 020/Saturn 502) unmanned space mission. Splashdown occurred at 4:58:45 p.m. (EST), April 4, 1968, at 375 nautical miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii.