The last man to walk on the moon, retired Navy Captain Eugene Cernan died today, January 16, 2017 at the age of 82.

Not only remembered as the last man on the moon, Cernan may very well have been the most colorful man on the moon. On his Apollo 17 mission he did not want to come in from his moon walks and was so active ‘bouncing’ around the lunar surface he worried NASA controllers that he may overheat in his spacesuit.

He also entertained the entire world while he and fellow astronaut Jack Schmitt began singing “I was strolling on the Moon one day, in the very merry month of May…no, December.”

Watch Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan singing on the moon

Watch Gene Fall Down on the Moon

Gene Cernan was one of many NASA astronauts who were profoundly changed by their visit to the moon. In the documentary, “In the Shadow of the Moon” Cernan reflected on what he felt during those memorable moments on the surface of the moon: