Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt and Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Astronauts, Dance & Sing On Moon (VIDEO)

Posted: 02/22/12 08:43 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/22/12 09:53 AM ET

Apollo 17 Video

Astronauts really do have all the fun.

Smithsonian Magazine reminded us on Tuesday of the classic 1972 video of astronauts Harrison "Jack" Schmitt and Eugene Cernan walking on the moon, skipping merrily and singing their own version of "The Fountain in the Park."

As you'll hear, the Apollo 17 astronauts bungle the rendition as they attempt to change the song's lyrics from "May" to "December" to reflect the timing of their mission, which took place in December 1972.

Apollo 17 was the final Apollo mission, and the last time humans set foot on the moon. According to the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the crew participated in three moon walks and spent a total of 22 hours walking on the lunar surface.

Because NASA retired its space shuttle program last summer, the U.S. has no way to transport astronauts into space. Astronauts visiting the International Space Station must hitch rides aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft.

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, lamented this on Monday, the 50th anniversary of his historic mission.

"It's unseemly to me that here we are, supposedly the world's greatest space-faring nation, and we don't even have a way to get back and forth to our own International Space Station," he said, according to ABC News.

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. before preperations for launch aboard Mercury Atlas 6. FEB. 20, 1962

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    376998 01: Cape Canaveral, Fl - Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. Fully Fitted In His Space Suit Prior To The Mercury Atlas 6 Launch February 20, 1962. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

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    Astronaut John Glenn prepares to enter the Mercury launch vehicle February 20, 1962 at Cape Canaveral, FL.

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    The Mercury-Atlas rocket for the Friendship 7 mission lifts off, carrying John H. Glenn, Jr., into orbit.

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    Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera during his flight on "Friendship 7." Glenn was in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 mph as these pictures were taken.

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    Astronaut John Glenn smiles while listening to a speaker during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol November 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Filed by Timothy Stenovec  |