Mississippi moonshot: Bill Moon, son of Chinese immigrants who worked at Mission Control Center during Apollo
Published 3:13 pm Friday, July 19, 2019
Cleveland, Mississippi, native William “Bill” Moon was reportedly the only Chinese-American inside the Mission Control Center in Houston during the Apollo missions.
He worked as a flight controller. Moon, the son of Chinese immigrants, worked in his family’s grocery store starting at a young age.
He graduated from Mississippi State University.
He stayed with the Mission Control team into the early Space Shuttle flights.
He retired from NASA in 2002.