Former Space Operations Director Dies
HOUSTON (AP) _ Clifford E. Charlesworth, former director of space operations at the Johnson Space Center and a flight director of the Apollo 11 moon landing, has died at age 59.
Charlesworth, who retired in 1988, died Saturday.
He served as flight director for the Gemini and Apollo missions and was one of the flight directors on the Apollo 11 mission, the first to land men on the moon, in 1969.
He also served as deputy manager for the Skylab Program, manager of the Earth Resources Program Office at JSC and deputy manager of the Shuttle Payload Integration and Development Program Office.
Charlesworth, who lived in the Houston suburb of Friendswood, is survived by a son, a daughter, his mother and a sister.
The funeral home, Jack Rowe Cathedral Chapel, said the cause of death was undetermined pending an autopsy. He died after collapsing at home. Services were Tuesday in League City.