Voices from the Moon
What it was like, in the astronauts’ own words. Excerpts from a new book by Andrew Chaikin.
- By Andrew Chaikin with Victoria Kohl
- AirSpaceMag.com, May 20, 2009
When Shepard came back from 14,…I said, “Hey Al, what’s it really like?”…And all he had to do was look me in the eye, and I could read it. And he said, “It’s spectacular.” And that’s all I needed to know.
—Dave Scott, Apollo 15 commander
(Photo: Alan Shepard takes his first steps on the moon's Fra Mauro highlands.)