Mention Neil Armstrong and every one will know who he is and even what he said when he set foot as the first man on the Moon.
However the name Eugene Cernan will mean very little to most people. Although he was just as important to the Apollo missions. Eugene Ceman was the last man on the Moon, but he was also part of the Apollo 10 mission.
Apollo 10 was the second manned mission(Apollo 8,had been the first) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: (the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the first Moon landing) testing all of the components and procedures, without actually landing on the surface.
It was also the mission which set the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle.24,791 mph on its return to earth on May 26 1969.
Eugene Cernan Cernan flew two other space missions: Gemini 9A, where…
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