Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater - In December of Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead.
The last men on the Moon. 's Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks on the Moon. Commander of the mission and last man on the moon Gene Cernan said after leaving the surface of moon, looking back at Earth that "Man had to know that there was a Creator"
Apollo 17 lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt uses an adjustable sampling scoop to retrieve lunar samples during the second Apollo 17 moon walk. His spacesuit is covered with a layer of the lunar dust.
Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 and the last astronaut to walk on the moon, was also the second person to walk in space in 1966 as a pilot on Gemini He retired from the Navy in 1976 and later started an aerospace consulting company in Houston.