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Watch As Former Astronaut Experiences The Apollo 11 Mission In Virtual Reality

In 1972 General Charlie Duke set foot on the moon. He served on two notable missions, firstly as the CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) on the Apollo 11 mission then he spent three whole days on the surface of the moon as part of the Apollo 16 crew. Duke became famous for the nervous message he gave as part of the former after an extended landing almost left the Apollo 11 lander completely out of fuel.

Now in 2015 Duke has gotten to experience that historical time of the the space race between America and the former USSR and see how technology has replicated the experiences of the launch, orbit and landing of man’s first trip to the surface of the moon as part of Immersive VR Education’s Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience, which was on show at the Gateway to Space exhibition in Brussels, Belgium.

You can see footage of the experience and Duke’s reactions below:

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