Death of Jack King

June 11, 2015
Cape Canaveral, Florida | Age 84

Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot
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By MARCIA DUNN, The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84.

King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early rocket launches, including the two-man Gemini missions and many other Apollo missions

King died at a hospice facility, not far from Kennedy Space Center, said Hugh Harris, retired...

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