Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon? I was standing on a street corner watching a television set operated by a newspaper vendor in Evanston, Ill., home to Northwestern University where I was starting work on a master’s degree in journalism. I missed the big one, Apollo 11, as a reporter for what is now called Florida Today
(I think it was cooler when it was just named Today
), but got to cover Apollo missions 14, 15, and 16 from Florida, and for Apollo 16, also from Houston. NASA has digitized previously released tapes of what Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin said to one another while in the lunar module, the spidey-looking vehicle that landed on the moon. Check it out here.
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