Living Apollo Astronauts

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Hi to all,
this time I have an "historical" type of question.
I came across this photo about "living Apollo astronauts" ... I checked in Wikipedia and there are still 13 living souls so I suppose this photo is showing only 8 of them...anyway I cannot recognize two of them...some of you know can recognize them?
View attachment apollo living astronauts.jpg
from left to right:
Duke, Aldrin (funny as always), Cunningham, Anders or McDiwitt ??? (not sure who is), Schweikart ???? (not sure?), Schmit, Collins and Heise.
thanks to let me know.
Paolo.
 

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Name (mission): Duke (16), Aldrin (11), Cunningham (7), Worden (15), Schweickart (9), Schmitt (17), Collins (11), Haise (13)
 

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Hi to all,
this time I have an "historical" type of question.
I came across this photo about "living Apollo astronauts" ... I checked in Wikipedia and there are still 13 living souls so I suppose this photo is showing only 8 of them...anyway I cannot recognize two of them...some of you know can recognize them?
View attachment 23020
from left to right:
Duke, Aldrin (funny as always), Cunningham, Anders or McDiwitt ??? (not sure who is), Schweikart ???? (not sure?), Schmit, Collins and Heise.
thanks to let me know.
Paolo.
Here are to date the living Apollo astronauts

Apollo 7 (earth orbit system checkout)
Walt Cunningham

Apollo 8 (lunar orbit)
Frank Borman
James Lovell
Bill Anders

Apollo 9 (earth orbit - Lem checkout)
James MC Devitt
Dave Scott
Russel Schweikert

Apollo 10
Thomas Stafford

Apollo 11
Ed Aldrin
Michael Collins

Apollo 13 lunar flyby - explosion in O2 tank)
James Lovell (2nd flight)
Fred Haise

Apollo 15
Dave Scott (2nd flight)

Apollo 16
Charles Duke
Thomas Mattingly

Apollo 17
Harrison Schmitt


2 full crews , Apollo 8 and Apollo 9, still survive

There are still some veterans from the Gemini program of the 1960's still living

James McDevitt, James Lovell, Frank Borman, Dave Scott, Michael Collins , Ed Aldrin , Thomas Stafford
 

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Hi thanks to all for the fast reply.
to keep this post self-contained, about ex Apollo astronauts who flown on STS missions I think to have found:
Brand (STS 5, 41B, 35)
Lousma (STS 3)
Mettingly (STS 4, 51C)
... the rest of "Nasa group 5" astronauts still alive who flown on STS didn't fly any Apollo mission (I am not considering the backup crews).

ANYWAY, unbelievable how strong those man were/are to be still around and in relative good physical and mental shape being most of them over 85 years old...but while some of them are still quit well recognizable at their senior ages, I was/am not able to correctly recognize WHO are the astronauts to the right of Cunningham (or 4th astronaut from left to right) -> not 100% sure if he is Anders OR McDiwitt OR somebody else
and to the left of Schmit (or 5th astronaut from left to right) -> not 100% sure if Schweikart:

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.... I was just wondering if some of you recognize correctly them... out of mere curiosity.
Thanks.
Paolo
 

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Hi thanks to all for the fast reply.
to keep this post self-contained, about ex Apollo astronauts who flown on STS missions I think to have found:
Brand (STS 5, 41B, 35)
Lousma (STS 3)
Mettingly (STS 4, 51C)
... the rest of "Nasa group 5" astronauts still alive who flown on STS didn't fly any Apollo mission (I am not considering the backup crews).

ANYWAY, unbelievable how strong those man were/are to be still around and in relative good physical and mental shape being most of them over 85 years old...but while some of them are still quit well recognizable at their senior ages, I was/am not able to correctly recognize WHO are the astronauts to the right of Cunningham (or 4th astronaut from left to right) -> not 100% sure if he is Anders OR McDiwitt OR somebody else
and to the left of Schmit (or 5th astronaut from left to right) -> not 100% sure if Schweikart:

View attachment 23022
.... I was just wondering if some of you recognize correctly them... out of mere curiosity.
Thanks.
Paolo
... and again...
Name (mission): Duke (16), Aldrin (11), Cunningham (7), Worden (15), Schweickart (9), Schmitt (17), Collins (11), Haise (13)
 

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Hi GLS ... sorry I don't know why I didn't see your previous post. Thanks again for your kindness.
Paolo
 

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Does the astronauts who first flew on the Shuttle but started training in the X-15/Apollo days count?
John Young first flew on the first manned Gemini launch Gemini 3 in March 1965 with Gus Grissom. He later commanded Gemini 10 in July 1966
Young flew on Apollo 10 in May 1969. Apollo 10 descended to within of 50,000 ft of lunar surface He later commanded Apollo 16 which landed on
moon in April 10
Does the astronauts who first flew on the Shuttle but started training in the X-15/Apollo days count?
John Young flew the first manned Gemini, Gemini 3 in March 1965 with Gus Grissom . He later commanded Gemini 10 in July 1966 Young flew the om Apollo 10 in May 1969. Apollo 10 flew to within 50,000 ft of the lunar surface. He later commanded Apollo 16 which landed on the moon April 1972

He commanded the critical first test flight of the space shuttle in April 1981. He later commanded another shuttle flight in 1983

Young later lead the astronaut office - he retired from NASA in 2004 after incredible 42 years , He died in January 2018

He flew 6 missions which included critical tests of spacecraft on three different spacecraft, Gemini, Apollo. Shuttle
 

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John Young first flew on the first manned Gemini launch Gemini 3 in March 1965 with Gus Grissom. He later commanded Gemini 10 in July 1966
Young flew on Apollo 10 in May 1969. Apollo 10 descended to within of 50,000 ft of lunar surface He later commanded Apollo 16 which landed on
moon in April 10

John Young flew the first manned Gemini, Gemini 3 in March 1965 with Gus Grissom . He later commanded Gemini 10 in July 1966 Young flew the om Apollo 10 in May 1969. Apollo 10 flew to within 50,000 ft of the lunar surface. He later commanded Apollo 16 which landed on the moon April 1972

He commanded the critical first test flight of the space shuttle in April 1981. He later commanded another shuttle flight in 1983

Young later lead the astronaut office - he retired from NASA in 2004 after incredible 42 years , He died in January 2018

He flew 6 missions which included critical tests of spacecraft on three different spacecraft, Gemini, Apollo. Shuttle
I meant the pilots who trained during Apollo or the X-15 (like Joe Engle) but they first flew to space during the Shuttle Era. Are they included?
 

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Don Lind and Bruce McCandless come to mind as well as the other scientist astronauts and MOL guys.
 

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Don Lind never flew to space and was an astronaut in rank only.
 

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He was supposed to be part of Skylab Rescue alongside Vance Brand, but since no rescue is necessary, Vance Brand flew to ASTP with no Don Lind. This is why I thought that Don Lind never flew to space.
 

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very nice stories here to know about...still searching/reading in Wikipedia a lot in these days...
 

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If you’re looking for good stories about these guys, highly recommend “Falling to Earth” by Al Worden, “The All-American Boys” by Walt Cunningham, and “Carrying the Fire” by Mike Collins
 

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Hi Thanks, I red Collin's book but I never heard about the other two, I will look for them surely...(y)
 
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