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Charles “Charlie” Duke

  • After graduating from Test Pilot School and the Aerospace Research Pilots School, he was assigned as an instructor teaching control systems to future astronauts and flying the F-101, F-104, F-106, T-38, and T-33 aircraft.
  • Became a member of the support crew for Apollo 10, was CAPCOM for the Apollo 11 mission, and served on the backup crew for Apollo 13.
  • Served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 becoming the 10th (and youngest) man to set foot on the moon. In total, Duke was involved with 5 of the 9 missions to the moon.
  • Aided in the early design of the Space Shuttle cockpit and the Shuttle operations planning.
  • Part of the elite “Moonwalkers” club.

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