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INTERVIEW: Neil Mitchell speaks with Eugene Cernan, the last man on the moon

The last man to set foot on the moon says he still holds plenty of optimism about the earth’s future, despite the troubles currently plaguing the world.

It’s been almost 44 years since Eugene Cernan returned home from Apollo 17’s trip to the moon.

Nobody has been back since.

He spoke with Neil Mitchell on Thursday.

‘When you’re out there, you see one world. You see one earth. You don’t see any borders that are created by language barriers, or religious barriers, or political barriers,’ Mr Cernan said on 3AW Mornings.

He revealed moon dust smelled like ‘gunpowder’ and also voiced his disappointment at the lack of advancement in space exploration in recent decades.

Click PLAY below to hear the interview IN FULL on 3AW

Eugene Cernan will speak at the Astor Theatre on May 31