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Apollo Astronauts Hail New 'Space Race' in Newsmax TV Interview

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:21 PM

Former astronauts Charlie Duke and Jim Lovell, who both flew to the moon, tell Newsmax TV a new "space race" for interplanetary travel is inspiring a fresh crop of young scientists to want to rocket into the cosmos.

"I feel like we're in the space race. We have private companies talking about going to Mars, going to the moon. The competition is going to be good for us," Duke, who walked on the moon in 1972 as part of the Apollo 16 mission, said to Bill Tucker on "Newsmax Now."

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Lovell, who commanded the Apollo 13 mission, one of his two trips to the moon, said: "The initial Apollo program was a great inspiration [to the nation]. We haven't done that for the last 40 years, so it would be [nice] … We've come a long way in the computer industry since the time I flew."

The heroic rocket men spoke to Tucker as news broke of the death of John Young, who was commander of the Apollo 16 mission.

The complete interview with Duke and Lovell can be seen on Newsmax TV.

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Former astronauts Charlie Duke and Jim Lovell, who both flew to the moon, tell Newsmax TV a new "space race" for interplanetary travel is inspiring a fresh crop of young scientists to want to rocket into the cosmos.
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