Welcome to the official website of Capt. Eugene Cernan. Here you'll find plenty of information, links, videos and more.
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Watch a video introduction to Capt Cernan.
Captain Cernan talks with the crew of the International Space Station (2/5/13)
Neil Armstrong 1930 - 2012
Captain Gene Cernan, right, pats Shane DiGiovanna on the back as he is introduced, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, during a news conference at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. DiGiovanna, who has a rare connective disease, is a patient at the hospital. Cernan and astronaut Jim Lovell were launching the Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative, a children's health fund in memory of Armstrong being put in place at the hospital. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Friends and family of Bob Hoover hosted a ninetieth birthday party for the famed aviator in Fredericksburg, Texas. Here, Hoover is welcomed by astronauts Eugene Cernan (left) and Neil Armstrong (right). Read More Here.
Read Capt. Cernan's 10/31/12 Orlando Sentinel guest column HERE.
WATCH VIDEO: Capt. Cernan Fox News comments about China's push toward a manned moon landing. (12/30/11)
Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan saluted at special event.
Read More Here.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! July 4, 2012
READ CAPT. CERNAN'S TESTIMONY - U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, September 22, 2011 HERE.
READ USA TODAY OP/ED BY NEIL ARMSTRONG, JAMES LOVELL AND GENE CERNAN HERE. Published on the 50th Anniversary of JFK"s historic speech to the U.S. Congress.
AVIATION LEGENDS VISIT THE TROOPS 2010 Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan, on location in the Middle East.
Here's more on the story, courtesy of the USO.
HEAR CAPT. CERNAN'S RADIO INTERVIEW: Reaction to the NASA Administrator's comments about a new agency focus to reach out to Muslim nations. (Aired 7/8/10 with KCBQ, San Diego's Mark Larson)
WHAT SHOULD THE PRESIDENT DO WITH AMERICA'S SPACE PROGRAM?
READ CAPT. CERNAN'S CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY.
Read the letter from Neil Armstrong, James Lovell and Gene Cernan here.
SEE CAPT. CERNAN ON FOX NEWS DISCUSSING WHITE HOUSE NASA CUTS
Watch Capt. Cernan talk about Obama NASA budget cuts on "Cavuto" Fox News Channel
It was May 22, 1969 when Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford and John Young made history on Apollo 10.
While Young orbited in the Command Module ("Charlie Brown"), Cernan and Stafford
flew the Lunar Module ("Snoopy") to within 50,000 feet of the moon's surface.
Read more. The very successful mission prepared the way for America's first moon landing on July 20, 1969.
Apollo 10 made history and captured the world's imagination. To commemorate the 40th anniversay of the mission the Charles M Schulz museum created the exhibit "To the Moon". It takes a looks at the history of the mission, the Peanuts characters' role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program. It also features a one-third scale model of the Apollo command module from the Johnson Space Center, an Apollo-era flight suit, the actual image of Charlie Brown that flew aboard Apollo 10, and a special children's area for creative play. Capt. Cernan and Gen. Stafford were on hand at the Museum for the inauguration of the special exhibition which was once on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. For more info on where the exhibition is now touring, click here.
Captain Eugene A. Cernan holds the distinction of being the last man to leave his footprints on the moon. He now speaks about his experiences at selected events around the world. During 20 years as a Naval Aviator, including 13 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Captain Cernan left his mark on history with three historic missions in space as the Pilot of Gemini IX, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo X, and the Commander of Apollo XVII. He was also the second American to walk in space. More
"Space and aviation have been sources of inspiration and romance for more than 100 years. The U.S. desperately needs to do something to recapture the pioneering spirit that allowed it go to the Moon. America must find a way to instill in its children the desire to launch expeditions into the unknown--to breach what today seems impractical or even impossible. If I can call the Moon my home long before today's generation of young adults were even born, then I challenge them and their children to tell me what in their lifetime is impossible."
- Captain Eugene A. Cernan
Read more from Capt. Cernan's Aviation Week column, "Let A Youngster Follow In My Footsteps"
Capt. Cernan Fox News comments about China's push toward a manned moon landing. (12/30/11)
Houston TV interview featuring Capt. Cernan, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean and James Lovell (March 27, 2009)
See the video of astronauts Cernan and Stafford reveal the behind-the-scenes story of preparation for the historic space walk here.
Watch the spectacular nighttime launch of Apollo 17.
See video of Capt. Cernan on the moon; Apollo 17.
See Capt. Cernan's speech at Purdue University.