Eugene Cernan

Astronaut Eugene Cernan, last man on to walk on moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Eugene Cernan, last man on to walk on moon, dies at 82

Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 17 : Astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 and the last man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82.

The family Cernan announced that he passed away today following ongoing health issues.

"It is with very deep sadness that we share the loss of our beloved husband and father," said Cernan's family. "Our family is heartbroken, of course, and we truly appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. Gene, as he was known by so many, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend."

Cernan, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, left his mark on the history of exploration by flying three times in space, twice to the moon.




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