NASA Honors Apollo and Shuttle Astronaut Thomas K. Mattingly
NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first generation of explorers in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs for realizing America’s goal of going to the moon. The award is a moon rock encased in Lucite, mounted for public display. The rock is part of the 842 pounds of lunar samples collected during six Apollo expeditions from 1969 to 1972.
Mattingly was born in
Beginning Wednesday, NASA Television will air a video file with highlights from Mattingly’s missions. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:
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