Gene Cernan


Born: 3/14/1934 in Bellwood, Illinois, USA
Died: 1/16/2017
Age: 82
Cause of death: after a brief illness

Full name: Eugene Andrew Cernan
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; flew on the Gemini 9 mission in 1966; flew on the Apollo 10 mission (as lunar module pilot) in 1969; as commander of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, was one of the last two of twelve men to walk on the moon.
Quotation: "We leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."