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Silver City native Harrison Schmitt was 37 when he landed on the moon with the Apollo 17 crew in 1972.
It was the last of the lunar missions.
Many of those who helped him and others get there, though, were much younger.
“The average age of the engineers in the mission control center during the Apollo 13 mission was 26,” Schmitt said to a group of students at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base on Wednesday morning. “Keep that in mind.”