Only twelve people have ever walked on the moon, and the last one to do so in 1972 was Eugene Cernan, commander of the last human mission to the moon, Apollo 17. Cernan passed away last night at the age of 82 in Houston, Texas.
Apollo 17 stayed on the moon’s surface for three days, collecting lunar samples and deploying scientific instruments. A lot of pictures were taking before, during and after the mission of Cernan and his companions, and what better way to commemorate the last man on the moon than by looking back on this amazing imagery?
All images were used with permission from NASA. You can a more elaborate gallery here.