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Eugene Cernan Remembered: Photos of the Last Man on the Moon

Astronaut Cernan's Apollo 17 Gloves

National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Astronaut Eugene Cernan wore these gloves during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. The gloves possessed an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to protect the wearer while handling extremely hot or cold objects.

Apollo 17 Moonwalker Gene Cernan Calls Space Station

NASA TV/collectSPACE.com

Apollo 17 moonwalker Gene Cernan (left) gives a thumbs up to the astronauts on the International Space Station from Mission Control in Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

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