Saturday, July 20th, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of human kind’s first footsteps on the moon. First, Neil Armstrong, and then Buzz Aldrin, descended on to the lunar surface and made a human mark on a frontier that, 50 years later, is still the furthest from home we have ever been.
Of the 12 people who walked on the moon during 9 Apollo Missions from 1968 to 1972, one, David Scott, was perhaps most comfortable in a weightless environment. That’s because Scott was a competitive swimmer in high school and college, swimming at the University of Michigan on a scholarship before going on to earn All-America honors as a swimmer at Army (West Point).
He was later a part of the Apollo 15 mission, where he served as commander. Over the course of the mission, he would walk on the moon 3 times; in his career, he logged more than 20 hours in EVA (space-walk) time, both on the moon and in orbit.
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