Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon.

Many people know who the first man on the moon was, but even less know whom the last man on the moon was, Gene Cernan. Gene flew on both Apollo 10 and Apollo 17 missions and was part of other space programs such as Gemini 9A. During those missions to space the NASA astronaut spent a total of 23 days 14 hours 15 minutes in space, and he enjoyed a 4 EVAs (Extravehicular activity) for a total time of 24 hours and 11 minutes.

Gene Cernan standing in front of a Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

While on the moon during Apollo 17, Gene and Harrison Schmitt captured the most panoramic images of the lunar surface out of any other Apollo mission. Below are only four of the fourteen panoramic images the astronauts captured with their chest mounted Hasselblad cameras.

Apollo 17 Lunar Panoramic Images.

Our friends with the michaels camera Social Media Team were the invited guests of Live on Stage Australia on Gene’s Melbourne Stop with “The Last Man On The Moon” Documentary Film Tour. They had a chance to talk Space Photography with Gene and even show him new Ricoh Theta S Panoramic camera. Technology has come a long way since the time of Apollo 17 and having to shoot Panoramic Images manually with the medium format Hasselblad camera strapped to your chest of the space suit. You can find more images from the movie tour at michaels on their Facebook page.

Gene Cernan recently passed away in January 2017 at the age of 82 in Houston, Texas.

 

Special thanks to michaels and John Warkentin

Updated: Feb 10 2017

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