|Born||March 14, 1934|
|Hometown||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Spouse||Jan Nanna , Jan Nanna Cernan , Barbara Jean Atchley|
|Children||Teresa Dawn Cernan|
- US·Orlando Sentinel
The last three men to travel to the moon made it safe back to Earth 50 years ago today as the Apollo 17 crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 19, 1972. Just five days earlier, Commander Eugene “Gene” Cernan had taken what turned out to be the unwanted title of “Last Man on the Moon” when he became the last person to leave his footprints on the lunar surface as he climbed back on ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·Virginian Pilot
There are so many stories competing for attention these days — so many of them bad — that it was both a welcome respite and an exciting achievement that NASA’s Artemis mission successfully propelled the new Orion spacecraft to the moon and back. After numerous setbacks and delays, this was a huge moment for the nation, for NASA and for the engineers and staff — including some talented folks in ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·The Santa Fe New Mexican
Dec. 11—Correction: This story has been amended to reflect the following correction. A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Harrison "Jack" Schmitt was the last American to walk the moon. Astronaut Eugene Cernan took the last steps on the surface during the Apollo 17 mission. Just before taking off on what would be the last space mission in which men walked the moon, astronaut ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·The Santa Fe New Mexican
Dec. 11—Just before taking off on what would be the last space mission in which men walked the moon, astronaut Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt did something unexpected. He grabbed a nap. When the launch of Apollo 17 in 1972 was delayed by a minor computer glitch, Schmitt was nonplussed. He recalled it this way in a 2000 interview: "I fell asleep. Anytime you put fans humming or a little bit of ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·Florida Today
Apollo 17 was the last mission to place human on the moon 50 years ago. The rocket lifted off Dec. 7, 1972, and the crew stepped onto the moon Dec. 11.Thanks for your feedback!
- US·Associated Press
On Dec. 11, 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI. In 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind. In 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface.Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·Business Insider
FAA employees in a tiny room in Virginia are in charge of clearing airspace so rockets like Artemis I can launch — see inside
The FAA Space Operations Office, known as Space Ops, specializes in integrating space operations into the national airspace system.Thanks for your feedback!
- US·The Daily Telegram
Of the 12 Americans that stepped on the lunar surface between 1969-72, four were graduates of Big Ten universities.Thanks for your feedback!
TBH, I'm just glad the real creator of Batman finally got the credit he deserved!View Entire Post ›Thanks for your feedback!
- Science·Chicago Tribune
The last footprints left on the moon were imprinted there by Apollo astronaut and Chicago native Eugene Cernan in 1972. In all, only 12 men walked the dusty lunar surface during the Apollo program before it ended. No one has been back since. That’s a shame. The United States led the way in those heady early days of space exploration, driven by Cold War competition with the Soviet Union that ...Thanks for your feedback!