Reply to post: Re: future generations may well recognize the women and men of Perseverance

NASA to send Perseverance, a new trundle bot, and Ingenuity, the first interplanetary helicopter, to sniff out life on Mars in July

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Re: future generations may well recognize the women and men of Perseverance

Challenge accepted. Off the top of my head:

Crew - Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins.

Flight directors - Gene Krantz, Chris Kraft

CapCom's - Charlie Duke, Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Bruce McCandless, Bill Anders, Harrison Schmidt

Geologist Adviser - Gene Shoemaker (as in the comet).

There were certainly more of each of the directors and CapComs (4 or 5 shifts overall, with one or two for each). But those are the ones that spring to mind.

Admittedly I can only remember the CapComs as they're all Astronaut heroes in their own right, and Chris Kraft as he died not so long ago (and got a decent amount of his due credit during the recent anniversary) and was almost as much of a dude as Gene Krantz is.

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