For release: 12/06/02
Release #: 02-308
NASA’s Marshall Center to host last moonwalkers Dec. 11 to commemorate 30th anniversary of Apollo 17
The last two astronauts to walk on the Moon, Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their landing on the lunar surface at NASA's Marshall Center on Dec. 12. They will meet with Center employees, and their footprints will be captured for Marshall's "Footprints to the Future" display.
Who: The last two astronauts to walk on the Moon, Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of their landing on the lunar surface.
What: The astronauts, who completed three moonwalks totaling over 22 hours, will meet with Marshall Center employees and answer employee questions. Both astronauts will have their footprints captured in a plaster frame to be placed in Marshall’s “Footprints to the Future” display, featuring footprints of other astronauts who have visited Marshall.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, 3 p.m.
Where: Marshall Center, Bldg. 4200, Morris Auditorium
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 for clearance and instructions about access to Redstone Arsenal. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.
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