Eugene Cernan, Astronaut, Last Man to Step on the Moon, Dies at age 82

Eugene Cernan, Astronaut, Last Man to Step on the Moon, Dies at age 82

Eugene Cernan, 82, known as the last man to step on the moon during NASA’s Apollo missions, died on Monday January 16, 2017.

NASA will show his funeral service live starting at 3:30 pm, according to Google News.

Over the course of Cernan’s life, he worked as an astronaut and a U.S. Navy Captain. He flew in space three times, but only landed once. On Apollo 17, he took a two hour space walk, the last time anyone has touched the moon, according to Space.com.

Of the crew who walked on the moon in Apollo 17 on December 19, 1972, he was the last to get back on the lunar lander.

In an interview about his first space mission, Apollo 10, he reportedly said that they did “everything but land,”and that “We went into darkness after being in daylight the whole time on the way to the Moon. And then we went into darkness. And we’re in the shadow… of the Moon,” according to The Washington Post.