Charles Duke

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Charles M. Duke Jr.
Charles Duke official NASA portrait,
21 September 1971
Born (1935-10-03) October 3, 1935 (age 88)
Other namesCharles Moss Duke Jr.
Alma materUSNA, B.S. 1957
MIT, M.S. 1964
Occupation(s)Fighter pilot, test pilot
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank Brigadier General, USAF
Time in space
11d 01h 51m
Selection1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
20 hours 25 minutes
MissionsApollo 16
Mission insignia
RetirementJanuary 1, 1976

Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke Jr. (born October 3, 1935), (Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.), is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, at the age of 36, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.

Duke is the last surviving crew member of Apollo 16.

He is a former test pilot, Duke has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft; and 265 hours in space, plus 20 hours and 15 minutes of extravehicular activity.[1]

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  1. "Professional Profile". Archived from the original on 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2015-05-13.

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