SpaceX and NASA to send a Mannequin named Campos to the Moon


Former President Richard Nixon awarded Campos and the mission control team the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1970. 

Campos retired from NASA in 1980 and began working as an electrical engineering consultant. He died in 2004 of a heart attack.

He will always be remembered as a hero in the safe return of Apollo 13. And as an advocate for job equality and his community. But it may also be remembered that his name was given to a mannequin in 2021. And that Campos was launched to the moon in an effort to save future astronauts. And bring them safely home.