Sunday, July 3, 2011
Happy Birthday, Harrison Schmitt!
The Blessed Are the Geeks Blog wishes a happy and healthy birthday to Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, the 12th and last man to set foot on the moon. He also has the distinction of being the first real scientist to walk on the moon, as well as being the first who had never been a member of the air force before becoming an astronaut. He actually learned how to fly after being selected by NASA, which is pretty cool.
Anyway, Harrison Schmitt isn't one of the more famous or well known astronauts, but that doesn't mean he wasn't one of the best, and today he celebrates his 76 birthday, and hopefully there will be many more to come.