Gene Cernan

1934 - 2017

Gene Cernan

Eugene Andrew Cernan (; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon. As he re-entered the Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he was the last person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Cernan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and joined the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Cernan has received more than 770,545 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Gene Cernan ranks 6 out of 501Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, and Buzz Aldrin. After him are Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Vladimir Komarov, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1934, Gene Cernan ranks 9Before him are Sophia Loren, Charles Manson, Leonard Cohen, Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, and Carl Sagan. After him are Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Nana Mouskouri, Ulrike Meinhof, Shirley MacLaine, and Jane Goodall. Among people deceased in 2017, Gene Cernan ranks 7Before him are Charles Manson, Helmut Kohl, Roger Moore, Chuck Berry, David Rockefeller, and Zygmunt Bauman. After him are Stanislav Petrov, Michael I of Romania, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, Jalal Talabani, and Glen Campbell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Cernan ranks 157 out of 12,171Before him are David Rockefeller (1915), B.B. King (1925), Brad Pitt (1963), Jon Voight (1938), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and Humphrey Bogart (1899). After him are Walt Whitman (1819), John Rawls (1921), Steve McQueen (1930), James Monroe (1758), Brigham Young (1801), and Henry David Thoreau (1817).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gene Cernan ranks 3Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930) and Buzz Aldrin (1930). After him are Pete Conrad (1930), John Glenn (1921), Alan Shepard (1923), John Young (1930), Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).