An On the Campus story (Dec. 4) brings the news of naming opportunities for two campus buildings. I recommend Charles “Pete” Conrad ’53, who was a NASA astronaut, aeronautical engineer, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and commander of the Apollo 12 space mission, on which he became the third man to walk on the moon.
Conrad flew two missions in the Gemini program and set a space endurance record as commander of Skylab 2. President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978. Honoring Conrad is long overdue.