Apollo 17 Image Collection
Astronaut Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during EVA

NASA Photo ID: AS17-134-20425
Date Taken: 12/11/72

Scientist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collects lunar rake samples at Station 1 during the first Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This picture was taken by Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander. Schmitt is the lunar module pilot. The lunar rake, an Apollo lunar geology hand tool, is used to collect discrete samples of rocks and rock chips ranging in size from one-half inch (1.3 cm) to one inch (2.5 cm).

These images are a part of the Image Library sponsored by The Center for Space Research - University of Texas at Austin and Texas Space Grant Consortium. They were taken from the Johnson Space Center's Apollo 17 Image Library - JSC.


Monday, 30-Aug-1999 21:34:08 CDT