Meet the second Eagle Scout who walked on the moon! Join a live Q&A with astronaut Charlie Duke March 18

Astronaut Charles Duke

If someone asked you to name an Eagle Scout who walked on the moon, your go-to response might be Neil Armstrong. But did you know the youngest person to step foot on the moon, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke, is also an Eagle?

Even cooler? The National Capital Area Council is providing a chance for you to hear from this living legend on March 18 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Tune in via the Scout Life Facebook page or the National Capital Area Council’s STEM page.

He walked on the moon. Now he’s answering YOUR questions!

Scouts and youth from all over the country have submitted questions for astronaut Charlie Duke to tackle during the livestream.

If your Scout would like to submit a question for the chance to see it answered live, you can submit it via this form.

For inspiration on the kinds of questions you can ask an astronaut, check out this question submitted by STEM Scout Lizzie.


Catch more from the National Capital Area Council’s STEM Speaker Series

If you love STEM-focused, virtual exclusives like this one, there’s more where that came from!

Throughout the pandemic, the National Capital Area Council has been hosting a STEM Speaker Series to help youth explore STEM careers! So far, they’ve hosted Q&As with a medical physicist, the Livermore Laboratory director, a nuclear scientist, a veterinarian, a statistician, a USCG pilot, and an electrical engineer (to name a few).

Catch these special and inspiring chats on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Eastern. Each event features a career conversation with a STEM professional followed by a Q&A with the youth watching.

Check out the STEM Speaker Series page to learn more, rewatch past talks and explore coming events.

And don’t forget: Tune in at 7 p.m. Eastern next Thursday (March 18) to catch an unforgettable chat with astronaut Charlie Duke!

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