Monday, June 6, 2016
David Scott, first man to drive on the moon, born in 1932
David Randolph Scott, born June 6, 1932, was the seventh man to walk on the moon but the first to drive on it. On his third trip into space, Scott commanded the Apollo 15 crew on the fourth manned mission to the moon from July 26-August 7, 1971. It was Scott's third trip into space. His first was piloting Gemini VIII with Neil Armstrong. He piloted Apollo 9 with James McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart.
Besides driving the lunar rover, Scott proved Galileo's theory of gravity with a hammer and a feather.