Skip to comments.Remembering Gene Cernan (Last man to walk on the moon has died)
Posted on 01/16/2017 12:32:24 PM PST by ARGLOCKGUY
Euguene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, surrounded by his family.
Photo gallery of Eugene Cernan
Cernan, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon. He also holds the distinction of being the second American to walk in space and the last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface.
He was one of 14 astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He piloted the Gemini 9 mission with Commander Thomas P. Stafford on a three-day flight in June 1966. Cernan logged more than two hours outside the orbiting capsule.
In May 1969, he was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 10, the first comprehensive lunar-orbital qualification and verification test of the lunar lander. The mission confirmed the performance, stability, and reliability of the Apollo command, service and lunar modules. The mission included a descent to within eight nautical miles of the moon's surface.
How many of the men who actually reached the Moon’s surface are still with us?
Shep Smith says he was the “final man to walk on the moon.” What does he know that we don’t?
He was 82.
We were giants back then .. perhaps it's not too late to be giants again . . .
No, they can't. Not anymore.
Another astronaut slips the bonds of earth to touch of the face of God.
Rest in Peace.
I think Trump has reignited some piece of American Spirit. I truly hope you’re right, because the next generation of Giants may well walk on Mars or wrest wealth from the asteroids.
After Apollo lunar missions died, so did America in many respects. After Apollo missions of the 60s and 70s the country too started to decline and die. We were told we need to pursue more important things here on earth. Nearly 50 years later, we see their results in every direction.
I wish I had half the courage you had, to do what you did. RIP sir ...
’ just saw this on the news... he was a kid when he went up in space (as we’re most if our space pioneers). Sad to see all of the “heroes of our yout” passing away...but that is life.
Thank you for your service.
Gene Cernan interview while promoting the Last Man On The Moon documentary...
We can't afford it.
That's why today's astronauts need to hitch a ride with the Russians, and NASA has repurposed itself to Muslim outreach.
It seems as a nation, we are done with great things like moon travel.
Wars which used to be won in under four years, go on permanently.
And we still celebrate MLK day, in permanent “white guilt.”
I doubt we could get back to the moon in 15 years, let alone five or less like we did previously.
One of my regrets is not ever having gotten to FL to see a Saturn V liftoff .. was only 16 at the time, but still ...
I Walked On The Moon: https://youtu.be/G_X0486ynLI?t=52m46s
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