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Photo-s72-55420
Apollo Imagery
Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt
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S72-55420 (13 Dec. 1972) --- Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan (on left) and Harrison H. Schmitt pay their respects and send their best wishes to the members of the International Youth Science Tour, who were visiting the Manned Spacecraft Center, in brief ceremonies near the close of the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. This picture is a reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by the color RCA TV camera mounted on the lunar roving vehicle. Noting that they had collected a very significant rock composed of many fragments, Schmitt said, "A portion of a rock will be sent to a representative agency or museum in each of the countries represented by the young people in Houston today..." The more than 70 foreign students were in the U.S. visiting space research and science centers. In his closing remarks to the students Cernan remarked, "We salute you, promise of the future."

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