Voices from the Moon

What it was like, in the astronauts’ own words.

Dave Scott, Apollo 15 Commander

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(NASA)

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.

(Photo: Alan Shepard takes his first steps on the moon's Fra Mauro highlands.)

About Andrew Chaikin

Andrew Chaikin (andrewchaikin.com) is the author of A Man on the Moon, A Passion for Mars, and other books on space exploration. He has been an adviser to NASA on space policy.

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