By Associated Press January 16, 2017 - Full Short Post
NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediate details.
Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt spent three days on the moon in December 1972. As he followed Schmitt into the lunar lander for the return home, he offered a message of “peace and hope for all mankind.”
He also traced the initials of his 9-year-old daughter into the dust of the lunar surface.