Eugene Cernan (American, 1934-2017)
Harrison Schmitt jumping into the LMP Rover seat, Station 9, EVA 3, Apollo 17, December 1972. Numbered 'NASA AS17-134-20454' (NASA MSC) in red on the recto u.l. margin. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 1/8 x 7 in. (18.0 x 17.5 cm), unmatted.
N.B. According to the Lunar Module pilot (LMP) Schmitt, "Mounting the Rover when spacesuited takes a bit of doing. You stand facing forward by the side of the vehicle, jump upward about two feet with a simultaneous sideways push, kick your feet out ahead, and wait as you slowly settle into the seat, ideally in the correct one. Here I'm completing the job" (quoted in NASA SP-350, p. 14.3).
Literature: Schick and Van Haaften, p. 65 (variant).
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