Voices from the Moon

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

Dave Scott, Apollo 15 Commander


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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