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rjb1elec
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From: St Helens, Merseyside, England
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posted 11-15-2004 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjb1elec   Click Here to Email rjb1elec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
having just watched from the earth to the moon,does anybody know who would of flown if
harrison schmitt was not selected as the first scientist to walk on the moon,and was
Dr schmitt selected just for that reason.
appreciate any help on this thanks rjb

Paul
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posted 11-15-2004 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul   Click Here to Email Paul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe Joe Engle was to have been the original LMP on Apollo 17. Since 17 was to be the last lunar landing, NASA decided to send a geologist (Schmitt).

Paul

Jurg Bolli
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posted 11-15-2004 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Schmitt was supposed to fly on 18 with Dick Gordon as the CDR and Brand (I believe, do I have that right?) as the CMP. When 18 was cancelled Schmitt was moved up and Engle was bumped from the crew.
Jurg

carmelo
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posted 11-16-2004 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 17:Cernan CMDR,Evans CMP,Engle LMP.Apollo 18:Gordon CMDR,Brand CMP,Schmitt LMP.Apollo 10 Haise CMDR,Pogue CMP,Carr LMP.Apollo 20 Roosa (or Conrad)CMDR,Lind (or Weitz) CMP,Lousma LMP.

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