Eugene Cernan (1934–2017)


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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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The Wonder of It All Miscellaneous Crew
(2007)
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Himself / Himself - Apollo 10 / Himself - Apollo 17 / Himself - Gemini 9
(2008-2009)

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 2014 The Last Man on the Moon (Documentary) (story)
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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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[about the Lunar Rover] Driving that car was really something. You hit a little pothole and you've got one wheel off the ground half the time. It really allowed us to go places that we never would have been able to get to if we had to walk. The valley we landed in was about 20 miles long and about five miles across. The mountains that surrounded it just towered above everything else. We were able... 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 »

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Gene

Star Sign:

Pisces

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