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Jack King, launch commentator for Apollo 11, dies at 84

Jack King died Thursday at age 84Jack King, a NASA official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday at age 84. King also did the countdown for the two-man Gemini missions and many other Apollo missions.

Photo: This Nov. 14, 1969 photo shows Jack King in the Firing Room of the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center in Cape Canaveral during the countdown for Apollo 12. (NASA via AP)Photo: This Nov. 14, 1969 photo shows Jack King in the Firing Room of the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center in Cape Canaveral during the countdown for Apollo 12. (NASA via AP)

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