Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen people to walk on the moon, passed away earlier today.
"Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing his desire to see the continued human exploration of space and encouraged our nation's leaders and young people to not let him remain the last man to walk on the Moon," his family said.
Unfortunately, Gene Cernan leaves behind a space program far less ambitious and assertive than the one which landed him on the moon. We would be wise to heed his warning and push our representatives to continue to explore the final frontier.
Ad Astra, Gene Cernan.