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January 1, 2020

Eugene Cernan Net Worth

How rich is Eugene Andrew Cernan? For this question we spent 16 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Authors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2022 year – is about $78,6 Million.



Eugene Andrew Cernan information Birth date: March 14, 1934 Birth place: Bellwood, Illinois, United States Height:6 (1.83 m) Profession:Writer, Miscellaneous Crew Education:Naval Postgraduate School (1963), Purdue University (1956), Proviso East High School Spouse:Jan Nanna Cernan (m. 1987), Barbara Jean Atchley (m. 1961–1981) Children:Teresa Dawn Cernan

Height, Weight

:How tall is Eugene Cernan – 1,79m.
How much weight is Eugene Cernan – 50kg


Eugene Cernan Net Worth
Eugene Cernan Net Worth
Eugene Cernan Net Worth
Eugene Cernan Net Worth


Eugene Andrew &quot, Gene&quot, Cernan (/?s?r.n?n/, born March 14, 1934), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is an American former naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He has been into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission&#39, s third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA). (Crewmate Harrison Schmitt was the last man to arrive on the Moon, as Cernan left the module first.) Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.
Biography,Early yearsCernan was born on March 14, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Rose (Cihlar) and Andrew Cernan. His father was of Slovak descent and his mother was of Czech ancestry. Cernan grew up in the suburban towns of Bellwood and Maywood. Cernan was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Second Class. After graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood, class of 1952, he attended Purdue University, where he became a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1956, where his final GPA was 5.1 out of 6.0.His hobbies included love for horses, sports, hunting, fishing, and flying.Navy serviceCernan received his ROTC commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Purdue. After graduating from Purdue, he attended flight training. In 1958, Cernan became a Naval Aviator, flying FJ-4 Fury and A-4 Skyhawk jets in Attack Squadrons 126 and 113. Upon completion of his assignment in Miramar, California, he finished his education in 1963 at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering.Throughout his career, Cernan logged more than 5,000 hours of flying time, with 4,800 hours in jet aircraft. In addition to his flight hours, Cernan also landed on aircraft carriers 200 times.NASA careerCernan was selected among the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963 by NASA to participate in the Gemini and Apollo programs.Gemini programMain article: Gemini 9ACernan aboard Gemini IX-ACernan was originally selected as backup pilot for Gemini 9 with Thomas Stafford. When the prime crew was killed in the crash of NASA T-38A 901 (USAF serial 63-8181) at Lambert Field on February 28, 1966, the backup crew became the prime crew. Gemini 9A encountered a number of problems, the original target vehicle exploded during launch, and the planned docking with a substitute target vehicle was made impossible by a protective shroud failing to separate after launch. However, the crew performed a rendezvous that simulated procedures that would be used in Apollo 10: the first optical rendezvous, and a lunar orbit abort rendezvous. Cernan performed the second American EVA (the third ever), but overexertion due to lack of limb restraints prevented testing of the AMU and forced the early termination of the spacewalk.Apollo programMain articles: Apollo 10 and Apollo 17Cernan in the LM after EVA 3 on Apollo 17Cernan at the beginning of EVA 3Cernan was one of only three humans to travel to the Moon on two different occasions (the others being Jim Lovell and John Young), one of only twelve people to walk on the Moon and the only person to have descended toward the Moon in the lunar lander twice (the first was Apollo 10s non-landing mission). Apollo 10 holds the world/Moon record for the highest speed attained by any manned vehicle at 39,897 km/h (24,791 mph) during its return from the Moon on May 26, 1969.Cernan turned down the opportunity to walk on the Moon as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 16, preferring to risk missing a flight altogether for the opportunity to command his own mission. After the cancellation of Apollo 18, NASA decided to send a scientist—Schmitt—to the Moon. This decision meant the original Lunar Module (LM) pilot, Joe Engle, never had the opportunity to walk on the Moon. Cernan fought to keep his crew together, however, public pressure from the scientific community cemented Schmitts position on the crew. Even though Cernan wanted to keep his crew together, he had positive thoughts about Schmitts abilities. For example, he believed Schmitt was an outstanding LM pilot and that Engle was merely an adequate one.Eight months later Cernan was selected as Commander of Apollo 17, the final lunar landing. While on the Moon in December 1972 during Apollo 17, he and his crewmate Harrison Schmitt performed three EVAs for a total of about 22 hours of exploration of Taurus–Littrow valley. Their first EVA alone was more than three times the length Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent outside the LM on Apollo 11. During this time they covered more than 35 km (22 mi) using the Lunar Rover and spent a great deal of time collecting geologic samples that would shed light on the Moons early history. Cernan piloted the rover on its final sortie, recording a maximum speed of 11.2 mph (18.0 km/h), giving him the unofficial lunar land speed record.As Cernan prepared to climb the ladder for the final time, he spoke these words, currently the last spoken by a human standing on the Moons surface:Bob, this is Gene, and Im on the surface, and, as I take mans last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – Id like to just (say) what I believe history will record: that Americas challenge of today has forged mans destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus–Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.—?Cernan,Cernans distinction as the last person to walk on the Moon means that Purdue University currently holds the distinction of being the alma mater of both the first person to walk on the Moon (Neil Armstrong), and the most recent.Post-NASA careerEugene Cernan at a memorial service for Neil Armstrong September 13, 2012On July 2, 1974, Cernan was a roaster of Don Rickles on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast. At the end of the roast, Rickles (who attended the Apollo 17 launch) paid tribute to Cernan as a delightful, wonderful, great hero.[citation needed]In 1976, Cernan retired from both the Navy (with the rank of captain) and from NASA, and went into private business.Starting January 26, 1987, Cernan was a contributor to ABC News and its Good Morning America morning show for its weekly Breakthrough segment, a segment on health, science, and medicine.[11]In 1999 he published his memoir The Last Man on the Moon with coauthor Donald A. Davis, covering his naval and NASA career. He is featured in space exploration documentaries, such as In the Shadow of the Moon, in which he stated: Truth needs no defense and Nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the moon away from me.[12] Cernan also contributed to the book of the same name.On May 13, 2010, Cernan and Neil Armstrong testified before U.S. Congress in opposition to President Barack Obamas cancellation of the Constellation program, initiated during the Bush administration as part of the Vision for Space Exploration to return humans to the Moon and later to Mars, but later deemed underfunded and unsustainable by the Augustine Commission in 2009.In 2016, Cernan appeared in the documentary, The Last Man on the Moon, made by British filmmaker Mark Craig. The film, nine years in the making, is based on Cernans 1999 memoir of the same title.[13] The film received the Texas Independent Film Award from Houston Film Critics Society and the Movies for Grownups Award from AARP The Magazine.[14][15]


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