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Dr. William Hartel, First Moon Step founder with John Young, Apollo 16 commander.

FirstMoonStep's founder Dr. William Hartel meeting Apollo 16 commander John Young after a speech in Scotland in 2000. Dr. Hartel has been a fan of the manned space program since the days of the Gemini missions. He considers himself extremely fortunate for having met all 12 of the men who walked on the moon. He met his first Apollo astronaut (Dave Scott, commander of Apollo 15) at Chicago's Adler Planetarium in 1979 when his models of the Lunar Excursion Module was on display.
John Young performs a leaping salute of the flag during his April 1972 mission. He and LM pilot Charlie Duke spent 13 hours exploring the lunar surface. They returned more than 200 pound of moon rocks to the Earth for further study. Along with James Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13) and Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Young is one of only 3 men who has made the trip to the moon twice.

John Young performs a leaping salute of the flag during his April 1972 mission.

Eric Hartel shaking hands with Apollo 11 LM pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Dr. Hartel's son Eric shaking hands for the camera with Apollo 11 LM pilot Buzz Aldrin at a book signing in Tucson, AZ, in 2007.
Buzz Aldrin poses beside the American flag at Tranquility Base. Buzz and Neil spent just 2 hours and 36 minutes walking the lunar surface setting up experiments and collecting 47 lbs of moon material.

Buzz Aldrin poses beside the American flag at Tranquility Base.

Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard signs copies of his book "Moonshot" for Dr. Hartel and daughters Alyssa and Julia.

America's first man in space and the commander of Apollo 14, Astronaut Alan Shepard signs copies of his book "Moonshot" for Dr. Hartel and his 2 young daughters, Alyssa and Julia in 1994.
Shepard posing beside the American Flag on his 1971 trip to the moon.

Alan Shepard beside the American Flag on his 1971 trip to the moon.

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin signs "First Step" print.
Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott poses with Dr. Hartel's son Eric at Spacefest 09.

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders poses with Eric and Bill at his home in San Diego.



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