"I was in mission control, watching and sweating with everyone else as Apollo 11 went out of radio contact": first edition of Amercan Astronaut Eugene Cernan's autobiography; Inscribed by him

  • The Last Man on the Moon.

The Last Man on the Moon.


Item Number: 81170

New York: St. Martin's Press , 1999.

First edition of American astronaut Eugene Cernan’s autobiographical account of his career with NASA. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Sally – Dream the impossible! Gene Cernan.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.



Famed for being the astronaut to leave man's last footprint on the moon as commander of Apollo 17, Eugene Cernan's career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs. Written with New York Times best-selling author Don Davis, this compelling autobiography offers an intimate view of the fears, loves, and sacrifices demanded of the few men on earth to travel to the moon. "Gene Cernan reaches deep into his innermost being to reveal with remarkable candor his reactions to the trials and triumphs of a pioneer astronaut" -Walter Cronkite.

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