Gene Cernan	 Astronaut 14-Mar-1934	 	Last man on the moon (Apollo 17)

Happy Birthday to astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo the last human to walk on the moon.

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Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater - In December of Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead.

'Last Man on the Moon,' Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Passes Away

'Last Man on the Moon,' Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Passes Away

On Dec. 14, 1972, Apollo 17 Cmdr. Eugene Cernan climbed from the moon's dusty surface up the rungs of the Lunar Module ladder, entered his spacecraft and began the journey back to Earth.    Almost 40 years later, he still finds it strange to have been the last man on the moon.

Last man on moon recalls trek 40 years ago

Harrison H. Schmit :: The last men on the Moon :: Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks toward the Lunar Roving Vehicle near the landing site of Apollo 17 in the Taurus-Littrow lunar valley, 19 Dec. 1972

Harrison H. Schmit :: The last men on the Moon :: Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks toward the Lunar Roving Vehicle near the landing site of Apollo 17 in the Taurus-Littrow lunar valley, 19 Dec.

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The last men on the Moon. 's Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks on the Moon. Commander of the mission and last man on the moon Gene Cernan said after leaving the surface of moon, looking back at Earth that "Man had to know that there was a Creator"

Hawaiian Students test ‘lunar dust buster’ at NASA Ames | Astronaut Harrison Schmitt during the second Apollo 17 moon walk. Lunar dust on a spacesuit can cause significant wear and tear and make it difficult to regulate temperatures inside the suit because the dust absorbs more heat than the suit's reflective outer layer.  Photo Credit: NASA / Eugene Cernan

Apollo 17 lunar module pilot Harrison Schmitt uses an adjustable sampling scoop to retrieve lunar samples during the second Apollo 17 moon walk. His spacesuit is covered with a layer of the lunar dust.

At Cape Canaveral, Apollo 17 crew in spacesuits, posing in moon rover with rocket on launchpad in background

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Apollo 17 crew Jack Schmitt, Eugene Cernan and Ronald Evans were the last human beings to go to the moon.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks toward the Lunar Roving Vehicle

Every astronaut since 1969 has seen strange 'flashing lights' on Moon approach

Astronaut Eugene Cernan walks toward the Lunar Roving Vehicle

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82 | Fox News

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

Gene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 and the last astronaut to walk on the moon, was also the second person to walk in space in 1966 as a pilot on Gemini He retired from the Navy in 1976 and later started an aerospace consulting company in Houston.

Humans Last Landed On The Moon 42 Years Ago Today by ELIZABETH HOWELL on DECEMBER 11, 2014 Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan with the lunar rover in December 1972, in the moon's Taurus-Littrow valley. Credit: NASA

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, approaches the parked Lunar Roving Vehicle on the lunar surface during the flight’s third period of EVA 13 December 1972

Documentary tells story of Captain Eugene Cernan, the glamour of the Apollo astronaut's lifestyle – and the cost to his family

Last Man on the Moon recalls US era of courage to do the impossible

Astronaut Eugene Cernan stars in documentary The Last Man on the Moon – video trailer

The second of three photos Eugene Cernan took of Jack Schmitt jumping into the LMP Rover seat. Good view of the segmented mirror on the top of the TV camera. Jack has the LRV sampler in his right hand

Apollo 17 EVA-1

Apollo 17 Jack Schmitt jumping into the LMP Rover seat. Good view of the segmented mirror on the top of the TV camera.

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