The Ultimate Field Trip

October 13, 2005

The last man to walk on the moon did so in 1972. Harrison Schmitt is to date the only civilian scientist to the moon, a geologist who continues to be a strong advocate for the exploration and settlement of space. Today on Focus, he'll talk about what it's like to stand on the lunar surface, and about what lies ahead for humans in space.

Harrison "Jack" Schmitt was an Apollo 17 astronaut in 1972 and to date the only civilian scientist to go to the moon. He was also a U.S. Senator from New Mexico from 1977–1982.