Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Last Moon walker is gone

of the 14 men who walked on the moon, only six are surviving today, because alas Gene Cernan has died

We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon.

fox news explains:

Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972 – the last lunar mission and one of the final Apollo flights. When Cernan stepped out from lunar module “Challenger” he became the 11th person to walk on the moon. His lunar module pilot, Jack Schmitt, was the 12th. But as commander, Cernan was the last to re-enter the lunar module, giving him the designation of being the last person to walk on the lunar surface.

headsup Instapundit

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