NASA Astronaut Gene Cernan turns 81 today. He was born 3-14 in 1934. He was the last man to walk on the moon on the final 1972 Apollo 17 moon landing. He's been to space 3 times as both pilot and commander.
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The first man and the last man to walk on the moon. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong and Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan share a warm smile, camaraderie and a clasp of hands. Neil's ground breaking EVA lasted just over two hours. Cernan, as he was proud to say, spent 3 days on the Lunar surface, where he had a house, a car and a job, spending almost a full day working on the moon over 3 EVAs. (Thanks to SpaceHipsters for this pic) #apollo