Apollo 10 astronaut Eugene Cernan, 1969.
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Cernan is pictured in his spacesuit with a Saturn V rocket on the launch pad in the background. Cernan also flew on the Gemini 9 mision and on Apollo 17 becoming the 11th man on the Moon. Apollo 10, with astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Cernan aboard, was launched on 18th May 1969 on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 Moon landing mision which took place two months later. Cernan was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 10.