Moon Stories

Moondust
by Andrew Smith 

Neil Armstrong once recalled standing on the Moon and noticing he could blot out the Earth with his thumb. Did that make him feel really big, he was asked? ‘No,’ the great astronaut replied. ‘It made me feel really, really small.’

Of the twelve astronauts who walked on the Moon only nine are still alive. Soon there will be none. This book is about these nine men. How did they cope with the years that followed such an extraordinary adventure…not very well, and with little help from NASA.

Guardian Book review

One response to “Moon Stories

  1. Hi Simon,

    It certainly has been a long time since we last spoke.

    I just stumbled across your blog (I was searching for ‘free Paris Hilton video’….) and thought I would drop you a line. So, here it is!

    I didn’t know that you were interested in the Apollo programme. Its something that fascinates me too. I recently read an alleged quote from Michael Collins recently that you might like.

    His suggestion as to what Armstrong should say upon stepping onto the lunar surface:
    “If you had any balls, you’d say ‘Oh, my God, what is that thing?’ then scream and cut your mic.”

    Not sure if its true, but wouldn’t it be great…

    Hope that you’re well!

    All the best,

    Joe Walker

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