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Eugene Cernan (1934–2017)


Cernan was born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Czech-American mother, Rose (Cihlar), and a Slovak-American father, Andrew Cernan. 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... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Houston, Texas, USA

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For All Mankind
For All Mankind Narrator - Apollo 10, Apollo 17
(1989)
The Wonder of It All
The Wonder of It All Miscellaneous Crew
(2007)

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Alternate Names:

Capt. Eugene Cernan | Capt. Gene Cernan | Captain Gene Cernan | Cmdr. Gene Cernan | Eugene A. Cernan | Gene Cernan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

You find the Earth is revolving, very mysteriously and yet very majestically, on an axis you can't see. All of a sudden, as the Earth turns, you look at Australia and Asia and Europe and the entire continent of Africa. You can look from the icebergs of the north to the snow-covered mountains of the pole at the south. It's just an awe-inspiring, overpowering experience. See more »

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Flew one Gemini and two Apollo flights twice going to the moon. Gemini 9 was scheduled to dock with an Agena target vehicle, but the protective shroud did not eject making it look like "an angry alligator" according to fellow astronaut Thomas P. Stafford. Flying again with Thomas P. Staffordand John Young, the crew flew to the moon on Apollo 10 without landing. The lunar module's call sign was ... See more »

Nickname:

Gene

Star Sign:

Pisces

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