Gene Cernan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gene Cernan

United States Navy officer and former NASA astronaut

Date of Birth: 14-Mar-1934

Place of Birth: Bellwood, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 16-Jan-2017

Profession: astronaut, businessperson, military officer, fighter pilot, aircraft pilot, aerospace engineer, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Gene Cernan

  • Eugene Andrew Cernan (; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) 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 Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he was the last person to walk on the Moon. Cernan traveled into space three times and to the Moon twice; 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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