Leader Munson Statement on Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford passing at age 93

Tuesday, 19 March 2024 16:41

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OKLAHOMA CITY – House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, issued a statement following the passing of Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford on March 18, 2024 at age 93.

General Stafford was an astronaut from Weatherford, Oklahoma known for commanding the Apollo 10 mission to the moon and was the first man to pilot a Lunar Module into orbit.

“General Thomas Stafford was an incredible man and astronaut from Oklahoma. I had the honor of meeting him almost exactly 8 years ago today, so this is surreal. My heart goes out to his wife and sons for this tremendous loss. General Stafford not only played an integral role in the Space Race, but made prodigious strides in academics such as co-writing pilot textbooks that are still referenced today. His legacy will live on through his family, his Weatherford museum, and the people of Oklahoma.” 

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