UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, is proud to be hosting Astronaut Charlie Duke on Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at The Stone Center auditorium.
Duke walked on the Moon during the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 but he is also well-known for his crucial role as Capcom (the spacecraft communicator) during the hair-raising landing of Apollo 11. He is currently one of only 12 men to have walked on the Moon and one of the 62 astronauts to have trained at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium during the 1960s.
As a North Carolina native, Duke, is excited to be back on UNC’s campus. He’ll be speaking to small crowd about his time with NASA during the Apollo missions and about the future of space exploration.
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Thank you to our sponsors for this event Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorship Fund and The Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
*This event is part of Lift Off NC: Apollo + Beyond, a year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Mission.