his talk of futuristic space transportation
systems, Buzz admires my orange tie.
When I pointed out that it was actually a SF Giants
tie, being from Texas,
he smiled and said he preferred to refer to it as a
Later the next week, I sent it to him as a
landing on the moon had to be nerve-wracking. You
were down to
60 seconds of fuel left . . . it must have been a
great relief when you touched down."
His response? "Lunar gravity is only 1/6th of the
earth's, so we landed quite
what made you more anxious--landing on the moon or
launching off of it?"
His answer? "We have every reason to believe the
Buzz, weren't you the least bit nervous?"
His answer? "It had been tested many times . . .
not only that, it would have not been
in my best interest to let on to Neil (Armstrong)
that I was nervous--that
might have distracted him from what he had to
Man, these guys had steel
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