This is one of my favorite scenes in all of Apollo. I am grateful to Ulli for creating this beautiful sketch which, with some subtle variations from the original images, captures what Jack was trying to do.|
Jack has just completed his work at the Station 8 boulder and has started downhill to the Rover.
167:07:20 Schmitt: Too bad I don't have my skis!
Jack switches to a two-footed skiing stance and makes repeated sounds of skis gliding and, as he goes, tries to hop from side to side.
167:07:22 Cernan: Jack, did you get a pan up here?
167:07:24 Schmitt: No.
167:07:25 Cernan: I'll get one.
167:07:26 Schmitt: Good, I forgot. I got interested in skiing.
167:07:39 Schmitt: Shhh. Shhh. Shhh. Shhh. Shhh. Shhh. Whoo! Can't keep my edges. (Pause) Shhhoomp. Shhhoomp. Little hard to get a good hip rotation.