Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82
The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, died at the age of 82 after ongoing health issues.He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1976.
Washington DC: The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, died at the age of 82 after ongoing health issues on Monday.
The former astronaut took his last breathe at the private hospital in Houston in Texas. His death was announced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
NASA condoled his death with the message that reads," We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon."
About Eugene Cernan:
- He was the commander of Apollo 17. It was the last Apollo mission which took place in December 1972.
- Cernan was the last member of the crew to re-enter the lunar module following the landing.
- He was one of the two men to land on the moon twice.
- He served as a pilot on Gemini 9A in 1966 and as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969.
- He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1976.