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Charles M. Duke Jr.
Official NASA portrait Charles Moss Duke Jr.jpg
Charles Duke official NASA portrait,
21 September 1971
Born October 3, 1935 (1935-10-03) (age 86)
Status Retired
Nationality American
Other names Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Alma mater USNA, B.S. 1957
MIT, M.S. 1964
Occupation Fighter pilot, test pilot
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General, USAF
Time in space
11d 01h 51m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
3
Total EVA time
20 hours 25 minutes
Missions Apollo 16
Mission insignia
Apollo-16-LOGO.png
Retirement January 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, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.

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.

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