Vance DeVoe Brand CAPCOM

A former fighter and test pilot who joined the astronaut program in 1966, Vance Brand went on to fly on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and was commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia for her first fully operational flight and later her first flight dedicated to astronomy.

Jack Robert Lousma CAPCOM

A USMC attack pilot before joining the astronaut program, Jack Lousma went on to pilot Skylab 3, and was commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia during her third flight test in 1982.

Joseph Peter Kerwin CAPCOM

A naval flight surgeon, and one of NASA's first scientist-astronauts, after Apollo 13 Joe Kerwin was science-pilot for Skylab 2, and subsequently held various astronaut office and science roles at NASA.

John Watts Young CAPCOM

A naval fighter pilot and test pilot, John flew on the first crewed Gemini flight. He was the first man to orbit the moon alone as CMP on Apollo 10, and later served as commander on the first Space Shuttle mission.

Charles Moss Duke, Jr. Backup crew

Lunar Module Pilot on the backup crew for Apollo 13, Charlie Duke had previously been CAPCOM during the Apollo 11 lunar landing. An interceptor pilot before joining the NASA astronaut program in 1966, he went on to be Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16, with a record lunar stay of 71 hours 41 minutes along with commander John Young.

Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II Backup crew

A US Navy pilot, Mattingly was originally slated to be Command Module Pilot for Apollo 13, but was swapped with Jack Swigert after concerns over an outbreak of rubella. He went on to fly on Apollo 16, before commanding the Space Shuttle Columbia on her final test flight, and later Discovery, before moving to Lockheed Martin to head up the X-33 program for a next generation re-usable launch vehicle.

Donald Kent (Deke) Slayton Director of Flight Crew Operations

A member of the first NASA group of astronauts, assembled in 1959 for the Mercury Program, Slayton didn't fly until the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975 (at which time he was the oldest person to fly in space). From 1963 until 1972 he served as Director of Flight Crew Operations, and after Apollo-Soyuz was Head of the Shuttle Approach & Landing Tests Program.

Thomas Patten (Tom) Stafford Chief of the Astronaut Office

A test pilot and flight test trainer, Tom Stafford was instrumental to developing the theoretical underpinnings of the Apollo lunar missions, both working on the techniques and flying missions for the first space rendezvous, the first lunar orbit abort rendezvous, and commanding Apollo 10, which ran through the entire lunar landing mission except for the lunar landing itself, including the first flight and rendezvous with the lunar module during lunar orbit.