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Gene Cernan

1934 - 2017

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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 human being to walk on the Moon. As he re-entered the Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he remains as of 2023, famously: "The last man 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 1,243,272 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Gene Cernan is the 6th most popular astronaut, the 198th most popular biography from United States (down from 177th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Astronaut.

Gene Cernan is most famous for being the last man to walk on the moon.

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Among astronauts, Gene Cernan ranks 6 out of 524Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, and Buzz Aldrin. After him are Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1934, Gene Cernan ranks 11Before him are Maggie Smith, Leonard Cohen, Albert II of Belgium, Giorgio Armani, Judi Dench, and Carl Sagan. After him are Leonid Kravchuk, Nana Mouskouri, Daniel Kahneman, Shirley MacLaine, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and Jane Goodall. Among people deceased in 2017, Gene Cernan ranks 7Before him are Charles Manson, Helmut Kohl, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Zygmunt Bauman, and Michael I of Romania. After him are David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, Raymond Kopa, and Chuck Berry.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Cernan ranks 198 out of 18,182Before him are John Rawls (1921), Whitney Houston (1963), John Jay (1745), George Lucas (1944), Alec Baldwin (1958), and Samuel P. Huntington (1927). After him are Ben Affleck (1972), B. F. Skinner (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Barry White (1944), Henry Fonda (1905), and David Rockefeller (1915).

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), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), and James Irwin (1930).