Charles Duke Jr.

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Birthday
3, 1935
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Charlotte, NC

About

Apollo 16 astronaut who was the tenth person to walk on the moon.

Before Fame

Like many other astronauts, he studied at the United States Naval Academy and flew planes for the U.S. Air Force.

Trivia

He was CAPCOM - the main contact at ground control - for the first moon landing.

Family Life

He had two children and nine grandchildren with wife Dorothy Meade.

Associated With

Scott Glenn imitated his distinctive southern drawl while playing CAPCOM in the film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon.