Eugene Cernan on the last human mission on the moon, next to US flag and Lunar Rover

Space Mission
Apollo 17, 7-19 December 1972, EVA 3

Harrison Schmitt

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on a fiber-based Kodak paper, 20.2 x 25.4 cm; ‘A Kodak Paper’ watermarks on verso

118:22:46 Cernan: Yes, sir. How about right there? (Pause) (We’ll) take a couple (of pictures) this way, and we’ll take a couple that way. How’s that?
118:22:57 Schmitt: Oh, let me get over to the other side.
118:22:59 Cernan: We can get the Rover in the background.
118:23:01 Schmitt: Yeah, and the LM.
118:23:05 Cernan: It does wave when you do that.
118:23:09 Parker (Mission Control): We’ve got a beautiful picture of you guys up (on the screen) down there (in the front of the Control Room).
118:23:15 Cernan: Let me tell you, Bob. This flag is a beautiful picture. You see that?
118:23:20 Schmitt: Okay, it’s partially covering the Rover, but I think it’s a pretty good shot.