2) A DIFFICULT CORE TUBE REMOVAL REQUIRES GENE CERNAN TO KNEEL ON THE LUNAR SURFACE. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt takes Hasselblad frame A17-136-20695 as Commander Gene Cernan extracts a lunar core tube. A “heat flow” probe was placed into the bore hole left after core tube extraction and was part of the ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package). The probe was designed to measure lunar internal heat loss. Mountains around the Apollo 17 landing site are visible in the background.
3) LONG RANGE PHOTOS BEING MADE BY SCHMITT IN THE TAURUS-LITTROW VALLEY NEXT TO A LARGE BOULDER. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt is seen using a 500mm lens on his Hasselblad camera recording detailed images of the Taurus-Littrow mountains. This area was known as the Station 6 stop on the third and final Apollo 17 EVA which was an important destination because of the extremely large boulders. Part of the communications antenna and TV camera on the lunar rover can be seen at the left. Hasselblad frame A17-146-22293.
4) SCHMITT SNAPS A VALLEY VIEW WHILE TRAVELING ON THE LUNAR ROVER. Part of the Rover’s TV and communications antenna are visible in Hasselblad frame A17-138-2118. This image shows the direction the crew is traveling after leaving Station Stop 2 and heading toward Stop 3 during their second lunar surface exploration (EVA 2). Mountains towering above the valley can be seen in the background.
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