Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.03.1934
Birthplace:  Chicago / Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1976

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 9A  PLT  03.06. - 06.06.1966 3d 00h 20m 
2  Apollo 10  LMP  18.05. - 26.05.1969 8d 00h 03m 
3  Apollo 17  CDR  07.12. - 19.12.1972 12d 13h 52m 
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Total  23d 14h 15m 
       

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 12  PLT
2  Apollo 7  LMP
3  Apollo 14  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, 1956; master of science in aeronautical engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1964; recipient of four honorary doctorates; Captain, USN, Ret.; hobbies: love for horses, sports , hunting, fishing, flying; he resigned from NASA on 01.07.1976 to found his own firm, the Cernan Corporation; later he works as Director of Marketing Development, Digital Equipment Corporation in Houston, Texas.

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