Al Marsh

Moon talk released by NASA

July 16, 2009 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

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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6 Responses to “Moon talk released by NASA”

  1. Astronomy Science Fair Projects Says:

    The release of the Apollo 11 recordings is going to put many myths about the observation of UFOs to rest once and for all. Did they or didn’t they see unidentified flying objects, and if they did, what were they really seeing? Kids working on science fiar projects make sure you tune in to listen to these broadcasts.

  2. Nolan Huizenga Says:

    Thanks for posting this — it’s great to let people know how much Apollo history info is readily available from NASA and elsewhere.

    But it’s actually the Lunar Module, not lunar model.

  3. Al Marsh Says:

    Hi, Nolan,
    Thanks for the sharp eyes. Typo corrected.

  4. Ralph Galetti Says:

    Yikes! You misspelled Buzz Aldrin’s name!

  5. Astronomy Science Fair Projects Says:

    Now that those born in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and so on have been able to watch the original moon landing, it now makes sense to think about the next steps in space exploration. If you are working on topics for science fair projects then consider looking at what the next steps should be.

  6. Al Marsh Says:

    Thanks for catching the Aldrin spelling, Ralph. You can relax. I corrected it.

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