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Von Braun team member Dr. von Tiesenhausen honored by U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen, left, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education from astronaut Neil Armstrong Thursday at the Davidson Center. WT Martin/HNW

Editor's Note: This story contains audio reports. They are located at the bottom of the text.

One of the last members of the team that helped send man to the moon was honored for his life's work Thursday night as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award in Education to Dr. Georg von Tiesenhausen.

Neil Armstrong, left, and Dr. Von T are surrounded as they walk through the cheering crowd. WT Martin/HNW

A crowd of several hundred turned out to honor "Dr. Von T," as he is known at the center.

Presenting the award to Dr. Von T was Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong points towards the Saturn V rocket in the Davidson Center during his remarks Thursday evening. WT Martin/HNW

Beginning in the 1980's and continuing well into his retirement from NASA Dr. Von T visited Space Camp numerous times, educating and inspiring thousands of students and adults alike.

Dr. Von T, 96, is one of the few surviving members of Dr. Wernher von Braun's original team. He designed, among other things, the NASA Lunar Rover and Saturn V Mobile Launch Facility.

Click below to listen to remarks by Armstrong and Von Tiesenhausen:

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