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Gene Cernan

Gene Cernan

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/14/1934
  • Date of Death: 01/16/2017
  • First Flight: 06/03/1966
  • Last Flight: 12/07/1972


Gene Cernan, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 4 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Eugene Andrew Cernan was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon. Since he re-entered the lunar module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he is the last person to have walked on the Moon.

Cernan traveled into space three times; as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Cernan was also a backup crew member of the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.

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