Another outstanding passport – Moon walker Charlie Duke

Another outstanding passport – Moon walker Charlie Duke

Another outstanding collectible from Bill – Congratulation!

From my personal collection of space flight memorabilia: Terrestrial passport issued to NASA astronaut and Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke.

Astronaut Charles Duke was capcom during the Apollo 11 mission. His is the voice you recall saying, “Roger, Twank… Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!” when the lunar module landed on the moon. Duke also made history by catching German measles while training in the backup crew for the Apollo 13 mission, exposing the crew to the disease and causing Ken Mattingly to be replaced by Jack Swigart on that terrifying spaceflight. Duke went to the moon (with Mattingly as command module pilot) on the Apollo 16 mission in April of 1972. He retired from NASA in 1975 having reached the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, and founded Duke Investments. Duke also became a Christian and a lay minister to prison inmates.

ONLY 12 men walked on the moon, 8 are still alive including Charlie!

Another outstanding passport - Moon walker Charlie Duke

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Another outstanding passport – Moon walker Charlie Duke

2 comments for “Another outstanding passport – Moon walker Charlie Duke

  1. Theo J.F. Schalke
    24 May, 2011 at 01:24

    Yet another great way / theme to look at your passport collection.
    Thanks for adding these links to space flight memorabilia.

    • 24 May, 2011 at 10:50

      Thx Theo for the feedback and the hint. With contributers like you the page keeps vivid.

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