Apollo 10 astronaut Eugene Cernan, 1969.
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Cernan is suited up to take part in the launch countdown demonstration test on 6th May 1969. 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.