Reg Turnill, the BBC’s aerospace correspondent from the beginning of the space age and through the Apollo era, has died aged 97.
After being sent to Moscow to cover the first manned space launch, he regularly reported from Cape Canaveral and Houston on the Apollo Moon missions.
In 1970, he broke the story to the world that Apollo 13 was in trouble.
Mr Turnill’s eldest son confirmed the news of his father’s death to BBC Radio Kent.
I had the great pleasure of meeting him a few years ago now, my condolences to family and friends.
Every space enthusiast has a copy of one of his books………..rest in peace Reg.