|Born||October 3, 1935|
|Hometown||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Spouse||Dorothy Meade Claiborne|
Fellow astronauts remember Apollo 7 pilot Walt Cunningham as friend and mentor
- Judging by the astronauts who came to remember Walt Cunningham, the Apollo 7 pilot's reach extended far beyond his 1968 launch into space. The group took part in a panel before a funeral service.
Today in History for July 20th
- ScienceAiken Standard, S.C.
USC Aiken professor remembers Apollo 16 moon landing anniversary
Apr. 21—Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and South Carolina's Charles Duke landing on the moon. The lunar module Orion touched down on the surface of the moon at 9:23 p.m. on April 20, 1971, roughly four days, eight hours and 30 minutes after the mission launched from Cape Canaveral. USC Aiken science professor Gary Senn watched the launch from ...Thanks for your feedback!
- ScienceFlorida Today
Apollo 16 at 50: Lunar highlands not created by volcanoes, crew brought back 26-pound moon rock
Apollo 16 blasted off April 16, 1972, on its mission to the moon; upon arrival, it became the fifth mission to successfully land on the moon's surfaceThanks for your feedback!
- ScienceThe Atlantic
The Coming End of an Era at NASA
For the youngest generations, the idea of the moon landings, captured in crackly black-and-white footage, might seem as distant as the moon itself. The moon was a weird place to be. Aldrin, now 89 years old, felt disoriented as he took in the sight.Thanks for your feedback!
They Were at Mission Control During Apollo 11. 50 Years Later, the Memory Still Moves Them to Tears
"We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again."Thanks for your feedback!
- ScienceAssociated Press
Correction: Moon Landing-Training Ground story
In a story July 8 about northern Arizona's role in astronaut training, The Associated Press reported erroneously the mission of one astronaut and the name of another. Charlie Duke was part of Apollo 16, not 17. FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth.Thanks for your feedback!
This year, Omega is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Speedmaster that went to the moon. Here's how a watch becomes an icon.Thanks for your feedback!
Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing
Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that first put a man on the moon. Walter Cunningham, 87, who was part of the Apollo 7 mission, Al Worden, 87, who flew with Apollo 15, and Charlie Duke, 83, who walked on the moon with Apollo 16, recounted their extra-terrestrial experiences before a captive airshow audience. Worden, who orbited the mooThanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentThe Wrap
‘Apollo 11’ Live 360-Degree Immersive Show to Touch Down in Los Angeles This Summer
Former astronaut Charlie Duke is one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, and he is now bringing that experience to millions as ambassador of the upcoming live show “Apollo 11 – An Immersive 360° Adventure.”Premiering at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on July 5, the show’s launch ties in the with the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.Duke served as capsule communicator in NASA’s Mission Control for that historic mission,Thanks for your feedback!
- ScienceThe Wrap
Buzz Aldrin Boards Discovery’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of Apollo 11 Moon-Landing (Exclusive)
Discovery is blasting off with a special this summer in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and more astronauts from other Apollo missions are set to participate in the look-back at the July 20, 1969 touchdown.As part of the project, Discovery will document the 115th annual Explorer’s Club dinner on March 16, when 10 veterans of the Apollo missions will be in attendance, also including Walt Cunningham of ApollThanks for your feedback!
- NewsFood & Wine
'Moonwalker' Wine Is a Drinkable Tribute to the Apollo Moon Missions
The limited release comes in a range of bottle sizes with labels featuring signatures of three living U.S. astronauts who walked on the Moon.Thanks for your feedback!