3/14/1934 - 1/16/2017
Remembering the life, death and television legacy of Eugene Cernan
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, the former NASA astronaut who remains the last human being to date to set foot on the surface of the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, according to NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs. He was 82.
“We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan,” the space agency tweeted, “the last man to walk on the moon.”
The National Air and Space Museum also tweeted a tribute for Cernan: “We mourn the loss of our friend Gene Cernan, the Last Man on the moon and a hero...