Terry Slezak might not be a household name like the other luminaries, like Shepard and Glenn and Armstrong, but no list of firsts in the history of U.S. manned spaceflight is complete without his name. And no one is more responsible for creating an enduring legacy of those awe-inspiring early days at NASA’s Johnson Space Center than Slezak, the first human to touch the moon with his bare hands.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257; kathryn.eastburn@galvnews.com.

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Paula Flinn

Such an interesting article! Everyone connected with the NASA moon adventure was top notch and took their job seriously. Thank you, Mr. Slezak, for your professionalism in your job.

Jose' Boix

Agree; and well written! A topic that like probably a few more, has gone unpublished. It is just amazing all the developments that have taken place because of NASA and folks like Mr. Slezak - in addition to the Astronauts and support teams.

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