Only 12 humans in history have set foot on the Moon so far, and Eugene “Gene” Cernan was the last one to do so. A new documentary spends 90 minutes examining every last detail of his experience in space—from the feeling of leaving worried family members behind to the crazy experience of writing his daughter’s initials in lunar dust.
The Last Man on the Moon, out February 26th, is full of archival footage and interviews with astronauts, NASA crew members, Cernan’s family, and of course, the astronaut himself. It’ll give you a whole new perspective on what it’s like to be one of the dozen Earthlings to ever touch our celestial neighbor. Tons of former astronauts are interviewed, like Apollo 12 crew members Alan Bean and Dick Gordon, as well as Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13.
In this exclusive clip, Cernan talks about feeling “helpless” as he spun wildly in all directions during a space walk. Mind you that gnarly space adventure was separate from his lunar landing, which happened a few years later.
This documentary covers both space journeys and the time in between. Get ready to be even more in awe of the legit heroes who decided to launch themselves into oblivion for the sake of furthering mankind’s understanding of the universe.