Last Surviving Astronaut From First Manned Apollo Mission Dead At 90

  • “We would like to express our immense pride in the life that he lived, and our deep gratitude for the man that he was – a patriot, an explorer, pilot, astronaut, husband, brother, and father. The world has lost another true hero, and we will miss him dearly,” Cunningham’s family said in a statement.
  • Cunningham, born on March 16, 1932, in Creston, Iowa, enlisted in the Navy in 1951, where he served on active duty with the Marines.
  • In Korea, he completed 54-night missions as a fighter pilot.
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