Pete Conrad - The Conrad Foundation


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The Conrad Foundation honors the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad, and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Pete spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy Test Pilot and NASA Astronaut. In November 1969, he became the third man to walk on the Moon. After many years as an aerospace explorer, Pete’s entrepreneurial spirit took flight. He founded four companies devoted to the commercialization of space travel. Unfortunately, Pete’s pursuits were cut short with his passing in 1999.Nancy Conrad, Pete’s wife, shared his passion for inspiring future explorers. This former high school teacher launched the Conrad Foundation in 2008 and its flagship program, the Conrad Challenge to keep Pete’s spirit for disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship alive. The Challenge invites teams of high school students from around the world to design commercially viable products to solve global and local challenges. The Conrad Foundation is the only organization of its kind whose programs combine science and technology-based education, innovation and entrepreneurship to inspire solutions for achieving global sustainability.While Pete received multiple awards during his career including a Congressional Space Medal of Honor, his legacy into the future is perhaps oneof the most rewarding honors

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