Thursday, November 6, 2014

Preview Hobbymaster 1/6 scale "The Last Man on the Moon" Captain Gene Cernan 12" figure

Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan was born in Chicago in 1934 to a Slovak father and a Czech mother. During his military career he was a Naval Officer, Fighter Pilot and Astronaut. Eugene Cernan went into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966; as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969; and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. He also was backup for Gemini 12, Apollo7 and Apollo 14. On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA).

On one of Gene Cernan’s EVAs he wrote the initials of his daughter Tracy on a moon rock and he was the last man to leave the moon. A couple of other accomplishments are attributed to him, while piloting the Lunar Rover on its final ride he set a new speed record for the moon, 11.2 mph. Another speed record he was involved with was during the return of Apollo 10 from the moon on May 26, 1969. The capsule reached a speed of 24,791 mph, making it the highest speed ever reached by a manned vehicle. In 1976 Captain Eugene Cernan retired from military life for the private business world.

Hobby Master Toys has painstakingly recreated a 1:6 scale Captain Gene Cernan 12-inch figure in his EVA space suit, complete with moon boots and capsule boots. The figure features: Character Head (1/6 scale head sculpt) and 12-inch Action Figure Body, A7-LB suit, LEVA, Pressure Helmet, Communication Carrier, Oxygen Purge System, EV Glove, PLSS RCU, Moonwatch, Notepad, Apollo Lunar Hasselblad camera, Apollo Hammer, Badges.

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