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  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    01/16/2017 1:10:10 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/16/2017 | Fox News
    "...America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," Cernan said. "And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus- Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17."
  • Remembering Gene Cernan (Last man to walk on the moon has died)

    01/16/2017 12:32:24 PM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 49 replies
    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...
  • Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

    01/16/2017 12:15:37 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 40 replies
    FOX ^ | Jan 16,2017
    Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82.
  • "My astronauts are better than yours..."

    10/29/2008 6:53:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 658+ views
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com= ^ | OCT 29,2008 | Robert Block
    As the presidential race enters its final week and the candidates step up their efforts to woo the space vote, both sides are trotting out the biggest space guns they can find: Apollo astronauts. Over the weekend, Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham toured cities around Florida to help promote Republican hopeful Sen. John McCain’s campaign by backing the candidate and his space platform. Cunningham said he had never campaigned for a candidate before but said that unlike Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, McCain had a track record supporting NASA and was more reliable on the issue. Obama, he said, was...
  • Captain Cernan calls for shuttle extension over gap concerns (No fan of Obama either!)

    07/01/2008 12:45:42 AM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 17 replies · 119+ views
    nasaspaceflight.com ^ | 6/30/2008 | Chris Bergin
    Captain Eugene (Gene) Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has called for the shuttle to be extended past 2010 - so long as it doesn't damage Constellation's manifest - in order to reduce the gap in US manned space flight capability. In an inspiring interview, Captain Cernan spoke on a variety of topics, ranging from his concerns about presidential candidate Barack Obama's plans for NASA, to his wish that he had flown the space shuttle.
  • Great Gene Cernan interview (Gemini/Apollo astronaut, Last Man on the Moon)

    12/09/2007 11:59:56 AM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 8 replies · 235+ views
    BBC THE SKY AT NIGHT ^ | Monday 03 December 2007
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/spaceguide/skyatnight/proginfo.shtml Time to go back!
  • The Last Scientist On The Moon

    12/12/2002 10:12:47 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 33 replies · 485+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2002 | Rand Simberg
    <p>Eugene Cernan expressed a wistful regret at being the "last man on the Moon."</p> <p>He didn't, and probably couldn't, have imagined at the time that his title would stand for three decades, but as of Saturday, Dec. 14, that will be the case. No human being has trod on lunar regolith since that date in 1972.</p>