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Feb 16th: Farewell Gene Cernan


Podcaster: Ralph, Paul & Jenny

Title : Awesome Astronomy’s Extra: Farewell Gene Cernan

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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Description:  This podcast extra takes a look back at the extraordinary life of navy aviator, test pilot and astronaut Gene Cernan who tragically dies last month at the age of 82.

In this memoriam we discuss:

  • A stellar career
  • Pioneering rendezvous and spacewalking techniques on Gemini 9A
  • The final test run for a moon landing on Apollo 10
  • Commanding the last ever moon landing mission on Apollo 17
  • The last footprints on the moon

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 Bio: Awesome Astronomy is the show for anyone and everyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy and science.

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