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by Eugene Cernan


Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs.

Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight.

Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more adventures than an ordinary person could imagine as Cernan repeatedly put his life, his family and everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s Race in Space The Last Man on the Moon EUGENE CERNAN AND . Book design by Bonni Leon-Berman.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s Race in Space The Last Man on the Moon EUGENE CERNAN AND DON DAVIS St. Martin’s Griffin New York THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON. The last man on the moon: astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s race in space/Eugene Cernan and Don Davis. lst ed. p. cm. Includes index. everything he held dear on the altar of an obsessive desire. Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, this is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

Gene Cernan, last man to walk the moon, dies. CNN) Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. The retired United States Navy captain was 82. His family confirmed the news in a statement Monday, saying he died following "ongoing health issues. Our family is heartbroken, of course, and we truly appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. Gene, as he was known by so many, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend," the family said.

Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and . Written with New York Times bestselling author Don Davis, The Last Man on the Moon is the astronaut story never before told - about the fear, love and sacrifice demanded of the few men who dared to reach beyond the heavens for the biggest prize of all - the Moon.

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Eugene Cernan went into space three times for Nasa and is the subject of a new documentary, seen by Monica . These are the final words spoken by Eugene (Gene) Cernan in the documentary film The Last Man on the Moon

Eugene Cernan went into space three times for Nasa and is the subject of a new documentary, seen by Monica Grady. Wednesday 6 April 2016 21:28. These are the final words spoken by Eugene (Gene) Cernan in the documentary film The Last Man on the Moon. They are a challenge, spoken by a man in his 80s, not just to his grandchildren, but to all of us. The documentary opens with the Cernan of today, complete with cowboy hat and boots, attending a rodeo and wincing as riders are thrown off the back of a real-life bucking bronco.

This is the story of a unique American hero who came of age as an astronaut during the few dramatic years when man reached the moon. Cernan's career spanned the entire Apollo program, from the tragic fire that killed three of his comrades on Apollo 1, through the moment when he left man's last footprint on the moon as commander of Apollo 17. This is the inside story of how space was conquered, and at what price. Cernan writes candidly not only about the program, but about the high divorce rate among the astronauts, the loss of family privacy that came with celebrity, and the ever-present shadows of death and failure. "With the feeling of a story recalled among friends, this is an appealing down to earth account of the last man to walk on the moon... loved the book." -- Ron Howard, Director, Apollo 13
Xcorn
As an aviation and space buff, I haven't really read any of the astronaut biographies, which might be surprising. After a while, the Apollo program becomes something like the Beatles. You become obsessed with knowing everything but somehow there is nothing new and after a while the stories are known and no longer all that interesting.

However, I saw an interview with Cernan on youtube, and the film this book was based on with the same title and wanted to read this account. What I always appreciated about Gene Cernan was he was the rare astronaut that had the vulnerability to gobeynd the technical. That is, in an interview he stated that he felt he needed to express what going to the moon's like - how it felt. Unfortunately for many of themes who journeyed to the moon, expressing oneself was a difficult thing.

Cernan was a bit different and this book is the expression of that fact. The book is open, vulnerable and just a great read. Cernan really expressed what his life as an astronaut was like, how it felt , what it was like. In short, this is just a great read I blew through very rapidly. Cernan talks about himself and his family. Although he wasn't the only one to leave reminders as to his family, his references to his daughter really always said something to me and my life and family. Cernan seemed like a mensch for his actions and a genuine person able to more freely express himself about his travels than most of the other astronauts. Unfortunately, the technical brilliance and ability didn't translate to a ability and desire to convey that beauty to humanity as mush as could be hoped. I recall seeing an interview where Cernan felt it was his duty to talk. This book goes a long way towards conveying things that only a limited number of human beings have ever felt.

If you have the slightest interest in Apollo I would recommend this book. Unfortunately Cernan passed away in early 2017, but this book is actually inspiring. It made me want to aspirate do better. These astronauts were not just strap it and go types, they were intimately involved in many technical details and were engineers and technically very very smart people. In reading this book I realized just how great so many of the Apollo people were with the three astronauts just being the tip of the spear so to speak.

Fantastic read, informative and wished I had grabbed it years ago. My reading of Andrew Chaikin's book was not the quite the whole story as this book makes clear.

Recommended.
Onnell
You may think you've learned everything about the 12 men who walked on the moon, but Gene Cernan's perspective and insights are a great read. 50 years after the clean cut image days, we see the drive to excel. There are candid remarks about not all the astronauts being the best of pals, great anecdotes and, in spite of Cernan wishing he were a poet to better share his experiences with all those taxpayers and engineers and technicians who put him on the moon, he gets the point across that the experience was beyond comprehension and articulation. I've read much on lunar geology by Dr Rock of UW Madison (aka Harrison Schmidt), but these human glimpses were priceless. Cernan is strong and opinionated, but gracious in sharing his beliefs and thoughts with us earthbound folk. He makes me wish people still had the drive to explore and to push themselves beyond the mundane.
Endieyab
Great first hand account from a bread of astronaut who wasn't afraid to let an occasional cuss fly (for strategic effect--not for the sake of being profane) and tell it like it was/is. You'd think the book would center around the Apollo 17 mission and Gene's last footsteps on the moon (or at least I did), but it does not. That's certainly part of the book, but the majority of it is setting the scene and detailing the many events that set Gene's trajectory for commanding Apollo 17.

All current and future astronauts should read this book as well as Mike Mullane's "Riding Rockets" book. If not for anything else, but to be unafraid to be human and give us commoners a true hero to look up to--not the watered down, politically correct, perfectly groomed specimens that they must be in today's astronaut corps.
luisRED
I have an affinity for space documentaries, movies, art ( Alan Bean!!), and books. Gene Cernan is the last man to walk on the moon, and in his memoir, he talks about his humble beginnings, along with his exciting recollections of becoming a pilot, husband, father, and astronaut. His writing is easy to read, funny, and informative. His sense of humor is wonderful, and I couldn't get enough of his story. I will definitely be reading this book more than once.
I encourage anyone, who has a love for NASA, space, space history, or the moon, to read this book. I also encourage those who share my fascination with anything space related, to watch "When We Left Earth" (by Discovery Channel) for an additional look at Gene Cernan. His interviews are funny, educational, and honest. (He also happens to be a pretty handsome guy.)
Gene, if you are reading this, thank you so much for writing this book with (so much) detail. Unfortunately, I was born about a year after you took your last steps on the moon, but your book allowed me to feel as if I were sitting in my living room watching it happen (live) on television. I will make sure to pass this amazing history to my children, and assure they will never forget you, and all of the other extraordinary men, who made life in the world of space travel (NASA) look easy.
The Last Man On the Moon ebook
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Eugene Cernan
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