Brigadier-General USAF (Ret) Charles Duke Jnr

One of the First Astronauts on the Moon

Brigadier-General Charles M. Duke Jnr. was the 10th man to walk on the Moon, taking his own steps on the Moon serving as lunar module pilot of Apollo 16 in 1972. He is currently owner of Duke Investments and President of Charlie Duke Enterprises and in great demand worldwide as a motivational speaker.

"As capcom for the Apollo 11 mission, his southern drawl became familiar to millions"

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  • Apollo 16
  • Moon Landings
  • Motivation
  • New Technology
  • Space Exploration
  • Vision for the Future


He presents in English.

How he presents

Gifted with the combined abilities of storytelling and challenging others, Charles M. Duke's speeches are entertaining, informative and sprinkled with humour.

Books & Media

  • Moonwalker (co-author)

In Detail

Charles M. Duke Jnr. flew for the US Air Force before being selected by Nasa in 1966. He was graduated valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Sciences from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received numerous awards and honors including the NASA Distinguished Service medal, the JSC Certificate of Commendations (1970).


Sharing his fascinating story about how he felt being the capsule communicator on Apollo 11, and about his experiences on Apollo 16, Charles M. Duke Jnr. encourages and inspires his audience to reach their goals and beyond.



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