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Harrison Hagan Schmitt
(3 Jul 1935 - )

American geologist and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 17, the last manned mission to land on the Moon in the 20th Century.

Science Quotes by Harrison Hagan Schmitt (5 quotes)

Ah! You seen one Earth, you’ve seen them all.
— Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Joking, while on the surface of the moon, with Eugene Cernan, who pointed out the view of the Earth: “Oh, man. Hey, Jack, just stop. You owe yourself 30 seconds to look up over the South Massif and look at the Earth.” While loading the Rover, on the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (12 Dec 1972). From transcript on nasa.gov website, which notes that later the quote was used on an environmental poster.
Science quotes on:  |  Earth (638)  |  See (369)

I don’t think we’ll go there [Mars] until we go back to the Moon and develop a technology base for living and working and transporting ourselves through space.
— Harrison Hagan Schmitt
As quoted on the nmspacemuseum.org website of the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Science quotes on:  |  Base (71)  |  Develop (107)  |  Live (272)  |  Mars (34)  |  Moon (199)  |  Space (257)  |  Technology (222)  |  Transport (15)  |  Work (635)

I Was strolling on the Moon one day.
In the merry, merry month of December … May … May. That’s right. … When much to my surprise, a pair of bonny eyes … be-doop-doo-doo …
— Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Singing while on an extravehicular walk on the moon’s surface (Apollo 17, 12 Dec 1972). With him was Eugene Cernan and joining in singing the second line, and corrected with “May” during the first ellipsis above. From transcript on the nasa.gov website, which notes the song being mimicked was 'While Strolling through the Park One Day' written by Ed Haley (1884).
Science quotes on:  |  December (3)  |  Eye (222)  |  May (2)  |  Merry (3)  |  Month (31)  |  Moon (199)  |  Stroll (2)  |  Surprise (71)

It might be helpful to realize, that very probably the parents of the first native born Martians are alive today.
— Harrison Hagan Schmitt
As quoted on the nmspacemuseum.org website of the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Science quotes on:  |  Alive (49)  |  Born (31)  |  First (314)  |  Native (15)  |  Parent (46)  |  Probable (20)  |  Realize (90)  |  Today (117)

It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.
— Harrison Hagan Schmitt
As quoted on the nmspacemuseum.org website of the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Science quotes on:  |  Describe (57)  |  Feel (167)  |  Grand Canyon (4)  |  Rim (5)  |  Stand (108)  |  Try (141)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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