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Eugene Cernan

NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Retired
Born March 14, 1934 (1934-03-14) (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois,
United States
Other occupation Fighter pilot
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space 23d 14h 15m
Selection 1963 NASA Group
Missions Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17
Mission insignia
Eugene "Gene" Andrew Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a retired United States Navy officer and a former NASA astronaut and engineer. He has been 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. In that final lunar landing mission, Cernan became "the last man on the moon" since he was the last to re-enter the Apollo Lunar Module during its third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA). (While crewmate Harrison Schmitt was "the last man to arrive on the moon" as Cernan left the module first). Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 missions

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Comment by Trevor Woodrow on July 9, 2011 at 3:19pm
lol, WOMEN!
Comment by Steve Coates on July 9, 2011 at 2:23pm
Was watching TV last night and he was being interviewed as part of a program about space exploration. I got all excited and told my wife how he was a friend of yours and how you had posted the pic and all...she was not as excited.
I saw the same program and did the same thing! Same response too!!
Comment by samiam on July 9, 2011 at 12:58pm
yea , Gene will come in the store and its like " whats new " and then Ill see him on tv and its like " GENE IS ON TV ! " . I assure you the man is just as cool as the legend . thanks T
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on July 9, 2011 at 12:40pm
Was watching TV last night and he was being interviewed as part of a program about space exploration. I got all excited and told my wife how he was a friend of yours and how you had posted the pic and all...she was not as excited. Great stuff Sam!
Comment by samiam on June 22, 2011 at 6:49am
Spike , I wish everyone could sit down an talk with Gene . He is one of the most down to earth ( LOL) people I have ever met . He has always shown endless patients with this spacegeek .
Comment by spike77 on June 21, 2011 at 4:40pm
wow that is a high honor to meet someone of that status
Comment by samiam on June 19, 2011 at 10:22am
Marc , I will be sure to let him know how much you , and everyone else is greatful for his helping to set a watermark in human history .
Comment by Marc Basti on June 19, 2011 at 8:41am
Please tell Capt. Cernan thank you for all the pride he and his fellow astronauts gave us. Marc
Comment by samiam on June 18, 2011 at 5:28pm
Thanks guys .
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on June 18, 2011 at 1:41pm
Okay, that is wicked cool!

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