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Last man on the moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Last man on the moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

<p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Cernan">Eugene Cernan</a> the last man to walk on the moon as skipper of Apollo 17 in December 1972, has died at the age of 82 surrounded by his family.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are saddened by the loss of retired <span class="caps">NASA</span> astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. <a href="https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5">https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5</a> <a href="https://t.co/gPdFTnXF2C">pic.twitter.com/gPdFTnXF2C</a></p>— <span class="caps">NASA</span> (@NASA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NASA/status/821082534821892098">January 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>He travelled into space three times, twice to the moon, and became the second American astronaut to walk in space.</p>