NASA wishes Apollo 11 astronaut General Tom Stafford a happy 90th birthday on Sept 17, 2020.
Stafford commanded Apollo 10, the first flight of the lunar module to the Moon. He also flew our first rendezvous in space on Gemini 6, and piloted Gemini 9’s path to Earth with pencil and paper when the vehicle’s guidance computer failed in space.
Throughout his career, Stafford flew more than 100 different types of aircraft as he pushed the envelope of our achievement in air and space. He also conducted our first diplomatic rendezvous on orbit with the Apollo-Soyuz mission.
For more information visit: https://www.nasa.gov/subject/14528/thomas-stafford/
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