2014 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker
Eugene A. Cernan, "The Last Man to Walk on the Moon"
Former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Eugene A. Cernan left his mark on history with three historic missions in space. He holds the distinction of being the second American to walk in space and the last man to have left his footprints on the lunar surface. Captain Cernan spent 20 years as a naval aviator, including 13 years with NASA.
Among his numerous honors are the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal with Star, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the FAI International Gold Medal for Space, induction into the U.S. Space Hall of Fame, and enshrinement into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Naval Aviation’s Hall of Honor and the International Aerospace Hall of Fame. Captain Cernan’s inspirational story is captured in his autobiography, “The Last Man on the Moon.”