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Eugene Cernan

Cernan was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 14, 1934, son of a Slovak father and a Czech mother. He graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1956 and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Naval ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Last Man on the Moon (Documentary) (story) (post-production)
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Capt. Eugene Cernan | Capt. Gene Cernan | Captain Gene Cernan | Cmdr. Gene Cernan | Eugene A. Cernan | Gene Cernan


6' (1.83 m)

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And then you get to the Moon, and all of a sudden, for the first time, you're standing on something that is not Earth. You can climb the highest mountain of this planet of ours, or swim to the depths of the deepest ocean, and you're still on planet Earth. But when you go to the Moon, you're on another body in this universe; it's solid, and you can walk on it. And then you look over your shoulder,... See more »


One daughter from first marriage, Teresa Dawn, known as "Tracy", born 4 March 1963. He claims to have written her initials in the lunar dust just before leaving the Moon. Two grandchildren. See more »

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