“Amiable Strangers”

Three distinct personalities, one goal: reach the moon.




Aldrin reviews maps of the region that he and Armstrong will overfly as their lunar module rises from the surface after their moonwalk. The oval drawn at the bottom of the sheet in his left hand shows the landing ellipse the pair will target. No desktop computer. No cell phone next to the car keys. The most sophisticated piece of equipment on his desk is the rotary phone. The photo was filed on July 14, 1969.

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