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Field trip! European Space Agency sends astronauts abroad to learn about rocks

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Geologist on the Moon

The only Apollo astronaut to visit the Moon who was a qualified geologist was Harrison H Schmitt:

"The Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 17, the final manned lunar landing mission, Harrison H. Schmitt, a geologist, and native New Mexican, is the only scientist to have explored the Moon’s surface."

It does seem like a good idea that if you are interested in finding out about planetary science and sending people to other worlds that they should have expertise in geology.

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