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Col. Stuart A. Roosa

Col. Stuart A. Roosa famously piloted the Apollo 14 Command Module that orbited the moon while fellow astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell landed on its surface. A proud Claremore High School graduate, Roosa made a guest appearance at Claremore’s Stuart Roosa Elementary School on the 20th anniversary of his Apollo flight. Roosa died in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1994, but his legacy and passion for aviation continue to be felt across the community today. While in Claremore, remember to check out the space-themed playground located by Claremore’s Museum of History, inspired by Roosa.