Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009

Charlie Duke

Lunar-module pilot, Apollo 16

Age: 73

Life as an astronaut: Logged marathon 71-hr. stay on the lunar surface, collecting nearly 213 lb. (97 kg) of rocks; served as backup lunar-module pilot for Apollo 17

Life as a civilian: Founded an investment group and owned a beer distributorship, then turned to religion; now a secular, motivational and spiritual speaker