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Eugene Andrew Cernan
"Gene"

Born: 14 March 1934, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 16 January 2017

Group: NASA Group 3 (17 October 1963)

Status: Deceased

 

FAI Flights:
1Gemini IX-A3 June 19663 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
2Apollo 1018 May 19698 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
3Apollo 177 December 197212 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds

 

EVA's:
1Gemini IX-A5 June 19662 hours, 8 minutes
2Apollo 1711 December 19727 hours, 12 minutes
3Apollo 1712 December 19727 hours, 37 minutes
4Apollo 1713 December 19727 hours, 15 minutes
5Apollo 1714 December 19727 minutes
6Apollo 1714 December 19724 minutes
7Apollo 1717 December 19721 hours, 6 minutes

Cernan was a Navy man with degrees from Purdue University, Drexel University, Western State University, and the US Naval Postgraduate School.

Originally, he was on the backup crew for Gemini IX. When the primary crew of Elliot See and Charles Bassett were killed, he and Thomas Stafford moved up to become the prime crew.

Cernan commanded Apollo 17 in the final manned lunar mission. He was not an active participant in the 17 December 1972 EVA.

 


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