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4108
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Charlotte native Charles Duke, Jr., is one of only twelve earthmen to walk on the moon. Selected by NASA for astronaut training in 1996, Duke and two other astronauts flew the Apollo 16 mission, which landed on the moon April 20, 1972. Duke retired from the space program in 1975.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 12, May 1999, p24-26, 28-29, il Periodical Website
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18480
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Until 1975, every American astronaut, including Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and John Glenn, received training at the Morehead Planetarium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There they learned celestial navigation, which was essential should their onboard navigation system fail. Anthony Jenzano, the planetarium's director, was their instructor.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p39-40, 42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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16055
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The state was actively involved with sending the first astronauts to the moon. Astronauts were trained in understanding the celestial environment at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill under the guidance of director A. F. Jenzano. Two of those astronauts were also native North Carolinians; Major Charles Moss Duke, Jr. and Dr. William Edgar Thornton.
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38236
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A Weaverville company’s handiwork is displayed globally and beyond. Started in 1941, A-B Emblem is identified as one of the three largest patchmaking companies in the world. Included in this family-owned business’ clientele are the US Army and Department of Homeland Security. Included in the patches pictured are ones made for NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Daytona International Speedway, and the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival.