Former Astronaut Charlie Duke receives Texan of the Year award

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Former American astronaut and youngest to walk on the moon, Charlie Duke, received the Texan of the Year award at the 54th Texas Legislative Conference last week.

Charlie Duke receives TLC's Texan of the Year award
“They’re planning a trip to the moon, and even thinking about taking tourists… So, there’s a lot of exciting things happening in space…”

Charlie Duke, one of 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April of 1966, served as CAPCOM for Apollo 11, becoming the voice of Mission Control heard around the world when he answered Neil Armstrong’s famous words “the Eagle has landed.”

“They’re planning a trip to the moon, and even thinking about taking tourists… So, there’s a lot of exciting things happening in space…” - Charlie Duke on NASA’s Commercial Crew program

Texas-based country music artist and dear friend of Charlie, Randy Rogers, made a surprise appearance sharing stories about Duke along with a performance of his song Charlie Duke Took Country to the Moon.

“We’re all on the same team.” - Charlie Duke, Texas Legislative Conference 2020

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