article on U of I alum who was part of Apollo program
The U of I alumni newsletter included a link to a story about John C. Houbolt, a U of I engineering grad who was involved with the Apollo project. He is the person who advocated for using the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous method that was used in landing on the moon. He passed away in 2014, but I attended a talk he gave 10 ot 15 years ago at the Grainger Library on the Apollo program and his part in it.
Here is a link to the story.