Former Moon Astronaut and Senator: U.S. Should Settle Moon and Mars

May 26, 2011 | 10:56 AM EDT
Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, a former U.S. senator who as a crew member of Apollo 17 was the last human being to step foot on the moon, says that the U.S. government should phase out NASA and create a new agency focused on exploring deep space and establishing American settlements on the moon and ultimately Mars.