- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.

A statement issued Tuesday on behalf of Cernan’s family says the funeral will be Jan. 24 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. A private burial with full military honors is scheduled later that day at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Cernan died Monday at a Houston hospital of a variety of ailments. He was 82.

He commanded NASA’s Apollo 17 mission to the moon in December 1972, becoming the last of a dozen men to walk on the moon.


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