RIP: Astronaut Gene Cernan dies at 82
Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, dies aged 82
Astronaut Eugene Cernan - the last man to walk on the moon - has died aged 82.
'We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon,' said NASA in a statement.
The last flight to bring humans to the Moon, Apollo 17, touched down in December 1972 where Eugene Cernan and fellow scientist Harrison Schmitt became the last men to walk on the moon.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 14, 1934, Eugene Cernan - better known as Gene received his commission through the Navy ROTC Program at Purdue University.
He entered flight training upon graduation and was assignedto Attack Squadrons 26 and 112 at the Miramar, California, Naval Air Station and subsequently attended the Naval Postgraduate School
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