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.

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He stayed with the Mission Control team into the early Space Shuttle flights.

He retired from NASA in 2002.

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