Eugene Cernan, Astronaut Who Carved Daughter’s Initials on the Moon, Dead at 82

TheWrap | 1/16/2017 | Itay Hod
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Eugene Cernan, whose tribute to his daughter in the most recent moonwalk has ingrained him in pop culture, died Monday, according to NASA. He was 82.

Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 in 1972 and the last crew member to re-enter the lunar module. Just before the module was set to leave, Cernan dropped to one knee and etched his daughter’s initials, “TDC,” on the moon’s surface.

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The story became immortalized in a hit a song by No More Kings, “Tracy’s Song,” as well as the 20th episode of third season of ABC’ “Modern Family.”

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