29 e 30 Aprile 2017 - CHARLIE DUKE - APOLLO 16


L'Associazione per la Divulgazione Astronomica e Astronautica ADAA è lieta di annunciare che SABATO 29  e DOMENICA 30 APRILE 2017 ospiteremo a Malpensa  (VA) l’astronauta CHARLIE DUKE  Pilota del Modulo Lunare della Missione Apollo 16. Vivrete un evento unico mai visto in Italia. Due giorni immersi nell'avventura più grande dell'umanità! 45 anni dopo il suo storico viaggio; CHARLIE DUKE decimo uomo ad aver camminato sul suolo lunare nel 1972 ricorderà la sua storica missione. Godetevi l’emozione del racconto da parte di uno dei soli 12 esseri umani ad aver camminato su un altro corpo celeste!



E’ stato probabilmente l’ambiente più ostile in cui mi sia mai trovato in una situazione di volo. Eppure mi sentivo molto pacifico e sereno … Non avvertivi la paura dell’ambiente ostile … C’era serenità e pace sulla Luna. Una grande pace interiore. C’era un senso di sicurezza che derivava dall’essere li e la missione stava procedendo. Molta confidenza nelle tue capacità. Ci eravamo allenati per 2 anni e mezzo – sapevamo cosa fare … Avvertivi un senso di appartenenza. Mi sentivo confidente. C’era un forte senso di confidenza – lì c’era Stone; lì North Ray; lì Smokey; lì il cratere Dot. Avrò visto le loro foto un migliaio di volte! Ed eccoli qui! Eravamo esattamente in una di quelle fotografie. E mi sentivo a casa … Credo che l’accuratezza dell’allenamento e tutta la pianificazione e gli studi fatti prima del volo ci abbiano precondizionati. Ma se il modulo lunare avesse proseguito la sua corsa e fossimo allunati a 40 miglia di distanza a nord o ad ovest, non credo che sarebbe stato più terrificante. Charlie Duke (dal libro Voices from the Moon)




PROGRAMMA

SABATO 29 APRILE 2017: GALA DINNER 


DOMENICA 30 APRILE 2017: CONFERENZA 






ADAA is proud to confirm that in April 2017, retired United States Brig. Gen. Charles Duke - Apollo 16 Lunar module pilot and 10th Man on the Moon will be joining us for his public appearance in Italy.



Saturday, April 29, 2017:  Gala Dinner.


Sunday, April 30, 2017: Lecture




CHARLES MOSS DUKE, JR., ASTRONAUT

BIO:

Brigadier General USAF (Ret)
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina; October 3, 1935


EDUCATION: Attended Lancaster High School, Lancaster, SC
Graduated, Valedictorian, Admiral Farragut Academy,St. Petersburg, Florida, 1953
B.S., Naval Sciences, U.S. Naval Academy, 1957
M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964
Graduated U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, 1965
Honorary Ph.D. University of South Carolina, 1973 Industrial College of Armed Forces, 1978 Honorary Ph.D. Francis Marion College, 1990


HISTORY:

Upon graduation from the Naval Academy and receiving his commission in the USAF, Mr. Duke entered pilot training and received his wings in Sept. 1958. He served three years in Germany as a fighter interceptor pilot with the 526th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Ramstein Air Base. He was then assigned to MIT for a master’s degree. In 1964, he entered the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB. He logged 4,147 hours flying time which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft.
Astronaut Duke is one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966.
Apollo 11 Support Crew & Capcom

Apollo 13 Backup Lunar Module Pilot
Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot
Apollo 17 Backup Lunar Module Pilot
Space Shuttle Operations
Brigadier General USAF (Ret)
Businessman & Entrepreneur


The Mission

In 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut, Charlie Duke, became the tenth man to walk on the moon. Duke, along with astronaut John Young, performed the Apollo mission with an enthusiasm and humor that entranced their vast TV audience. He has been delighting audiences ever since.
Gifted with the combined abilities of storytelling and challenging others, Duke is in demand worldwide as a keynote and motivational speaker.
Here is a man who has set goals and attained them. Duke is motivated, dedicated, and honorable. He is a man who not only entertains, but encourages and inspires others to reach their goals and beyond.
On April 20, 1972, he, along with John Young, landed on the surface of the moon. Their stay on the moon was a record-setting 71 hours and 14 minutes.  
Duke and Young spent more than 20 hours exploring the moon. This involved emplacement and activation of scientific equipment and experiments, the collection of nearly 213 pounds of rock and soil samples, and the evaluation and use of Rover-2 (their lunar car) over the roughest and blockiest surface yet encountered on the moon. Charlie Duke filmed the only pictures made of the rover in action - it’s record setting speed was 17 kilometers per hour. During Apollo’s three day return from the moon, Duke experienced a space walk with the third crew member, Ken Mattingly. The view over one shoulder was filled with a brilliant full moon and over the other hung a crescent earth - a thin sliver of blue and white. “Fantastic!” Charlie would exclaim again and again.
With the completion of the Apollo 16 mission, General Duke has logged 265 hours and 51minutes in space, which includes 21 hours and 28 minutes in extra-vehicular activities.
Other Apollo 16 achievements include: largest payload placed in lunar orbit (79,109 pounds); first cosmic ray detector deployed on lunar surface; first lunar observatory with the far ultraviolet camera; and longest inflight EVA from a command module during trans-earth coast (1 hour and 13 minutes). Apollo 16 concluded with a Pacific splashdown and subsequent recovery by the USS TICONDEROGA.
Duke also served in the Air Force Reserves as special assistant to the Commander of USAF Recruiting Service, meeting all goals in recruitment of engineers and doctors. He traveled extensively speaking at schools and universities as part of Project Warrior. He was appointed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to the NASA Advisory Council. He is presently owner of Charlie Duke Enterprises (which has produced two space videos) and is president of Duke Investments. 
General Duke is the past Chairman of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in Titusville, FL.


HONORS:
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Legion of Merit
NASA Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Command Pilot Astronaut Wings



Un libro per conoscere l'intero Programma Apollo? Curiosità e incontri con i protagonisti fanno di Progetto Apollo uno strumento unico nel suo genere. Un manuale per navigare fra i mille aspetti del programma lunare, le curiosità, i retroscena. Gli uomini viventi che hanno camminato sulla Luna sono rimasti in 4: Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11); David Scott (Apollo 15); Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) e Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17). Molti dei protagonisti di quell’impresa sono ancora in vita, astronauti, ingegneri, tecnici. Fino a quando ci sarà la memoria storica, il loro impegno non sarà dimenticato. Progetto Apollo “Il sogno più grande dell’uomo” vuole essere un tributo a quell’impresa.   









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