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Apollo 11: Former officer on recovery ship USS Hornet recalls watching astronauts’ ‘amazing’ return with President Nixon

On July 24, 1969, Dick Powers was a 23-year-old Navy lieutenant on the Apollo 11 Recovery ship USS Hornet. Picked by the carrier’s captain to serve as the aide to President Nixon, Powers recounts the events of the remarkable day when the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to Earth.

“Our ship, the USS Hornet, had just got back from Vietnam – we had been back for about a month and we got picked to do Apollo 11,” he told Fox News. “We all started to realize the magnitude of what it was, everybody got into it.”

Powers, who had been in the Navy for about three years, was the ship’s Chief Financial Officer at the time of the recovery mission off Samoa. Nixon, he explained, arrived on the ship early on the morning of July 24 and stayed on the Admiral’s bridge for most of the day.

“There was a lot going on, we’re getting in position, we were waiting for the capsule to come down,” he said.

APOLLO 11’S MICHAEL COLLINS REFLECTS ON HISTORIC MOON LANDING: ‘WE WERE JUST REGULAR ASTRONAUTS

“I was standing next to President Nixon, who was standing next to [NASA Administrator] Thomas Paine, watching the capsule come out of the sky,” Powers added. “It was a fireball – we could see it tracing right across the horizon, it was amazing.”

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Dick Powers, who at the time was a 23-year-old U.S. Navy lieutenant, pictured wearing a baseball cap that was to be presented to the Apollo 11 astronauts. (Dick Powers)

“We were looking out into the gray sky as it tracked this beautiful arc across the horizon – it was absolutely incredible, when you think about it, how few people see that,” he added. “There I was, a 23-year-old kid, with President Nixon, watching.”

The President, according to Powers, was “getting really anxious” watching the astronauts make their dramatic return to Earth.

Apollo 11 splashed down 13 miles from the USS Hornet, according to NASA, which notes that the original landing point was changed as a result of bad weather in the target area.

APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN RECALLS THE MOON’S ‘MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION’

The USS Hornet was racing to the area where the Apollo 11 capsule splashed down. “The helicopters were already there, they had dropped the swimmers into the water [once the capsule splashed down],” Powers explained. “They had to jump in the water, then very quickly get the floatation gear around the capsule.”

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The Apollo 11 spacecraft floats in the Pacific after successful splashdown, as frogmen prepare to open hatch and remove astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins July 24, 1969. (Bettmann/Contributor/Getty)

After opening the capsule’s hatch, the swimmers carefully helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into rubber rafts. “It was very dicey, those waves were five or six feet tall,” said Powers. “By the time we got there, everything was taken care of.”

The splashdown miles away from the USS Hornet was not the only issue the ship’s crew had to deal with during the recovery mission. “8 pm the night before, all our communications went down – think about that, we’re in the middle of the Pacific,” Powers explained. “We had a lot of challenges during that period of time.”

The next day’s recovery, however, went off without any hitches and a helicopter brought the astronauts back to the Hornet’s flight deck, where they received a rapturous reception from the assembled crewmembers and NASA personnel.

50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11, NEIL ARMSTRONG’S SONS DESCRIBE THE DAY THEIR DAD WALKED ON THE MOON

“We saw them come out of the helicopters, it was amazing to see the three of them,” Powers recalled.

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The Apollo 11 crew await pickup by a helicopter from the USS Hornet – all four men pictured are wearing biological isolation garments. (NASA)

Scientists were concerned that Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins may have brought pathogens back from the Moon with them, so they quickly entered a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), a converted Airstream trailer.

Powers, however, had a few stressful moments just before Nixon went down to speak to the Apollo 11 crew in their quarantine unit.

“I had in my possession the three baseball caps for Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins that President Nixon was going to give to them,” he told Fox News, explaining that that night before, he and some of his crewmates had their photos taken with the caps.

APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT MICHAEL COLLINS RECALLS DRINKING COFFEE DURING ‘LONELY’ MOON LANDING ORBIT

When the astronauts were brought back to the ship, Powers went to his room to get the baseball caps. “I go down, into my stateroom, to the top of my desk, and the hats are gone!” he said. “I tear my room apart and I say to myself ‘I am holding up the President of the United States on national television because I have lost the baseball hats!’ – I cannot tell you what was going through my mind.”

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The helicopter bringing the Apollo 11 astronauts back to the USS Hornet. (Dick Powers)

“I open my door and go back upstairs and there is my room-mate laughing, saying ‘I think you’re looking for these!’”

The president, according to Powers, was thrilled with the successful end to the incredible mission. “He was jubilant,” he said. “Richard Nixon talked about the Apollo 11 Moonshot and recovery as the best week in the history of the world.”

The young lieutenant found the 37th president extremely friendly. “He was a naval officer during World War II,” he said.  “He walked on the bridge and said ‘I’m President Nixon – what’s your name and where are you from, lieutenant?’”

APOLLO ASTRONAUT REVEALS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WALK ON THE MOON: ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL TERRAIN I’D EVER SEEN’

“He was very nice to me, amazingly down to earth and incredibly warm,” he said.

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President Nixon talks to the Apollo 11 astronauts in their Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) on the USS Hornet. (NASA)

Opting not to do a tour of the ship prior to the astronaut’s splashdown, Nixon did not want to take any attention away from Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their historic day. “It’s all about them, it’s not about me,” he said.

Powers’ active duty in the Navy ended in 1970, about a year after the Apollo 11 recovery mission and after the USS Hornet had recovered Apollo 12. After business school, he went on to enjoy a career on Wall Street.

APOLLO 11: WHAT NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN SAW DURING DRAMATIC MOON LANDING

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President Nixon departing the USS Hornet. (Dick Powers)

However, he recalls the events of July 24, 1969, as one of the highlights of his life. “That was the day, at the age of 23, I came to face-to-face with the definition of excellence,” he said. “[Apollo 11] represents, to me, the essence of American exceptionalism.”

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Rick McDaniel: Let’s celebrate the greatest achievement in human history

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Saturday we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, at 4:18 p.m. EDT. It is not just a moment in history – it is the greatest achievement in human history. As Neil Armstrong said when he stepped onto the moon, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

A centuries-old dream became a reality that day. It was the culmination of a quest in space, leaving Earth and stepping on the moon. For thousands of years humans had looked up in the sky and seen the moon. Now a man actually stood on its surface.

It took three days traveling at 24,000 miles an hour for Apollo 11 to get to the moon. The astronauts orbited some 70 miles above the surface of the moon for a day before Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin detached their Lunar Module Eagle to make their descent. Michael Collins, who flew Command Module Columbia, watched as the Lunar Module flew downward.

APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN RECALLS THE MOON’S ‘MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION’

The moon landing was quite a challenge. In just 12 minutes Armstrong had to bring the Lunar Module from 50,000 feet, orbiting at several thousand miles per hour, to the moon’s surface.

They astronauts overshot the landing spot by four miles so Armstrong had to hover at 9 feet per second just over the surface, looking for a suitable landing spot. But he was able to land so softly that neither astronaut felt the impact.

Armstrong and Aldrin spent 2 hours and 36 minutes on the moon’s surface. They planted an American flag, set up experimental equipment, collected 40 pounds of moon rock and took photographs. They then had to propel from the Eagle, leaving behind one stage, to dock with the Columbia. And then fly back home. They re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 at 12:50 p.m. EDT.

One-fifth of the world’s population watched the moonwalk on television or listened on the radio. Yet, amazingly in a 1999 Gallup Poll 6 percent of Americans doubted the moon landing happened and another 5 percent were unsure. But it certainly did happen. And it changed the world.

What is most remarkable is that it was 50 years ago. Before the cell phone was invented, before there was the Internet. Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer, made the first cellphone call in 1972. Vinton Cerf, the computer scientist who described the transmission control protocol that laid the foundation for the Internet did it in 1974.

This was the time of analog not digital, of circuit chips, not microprocessors. The amount of human intellect required to pull off such a feat is mind-boggling. Men and women using slide rules and calculators took us to the moon. They used computers but not anything we would remotely recognize today.

The Apollo Guidance Computer performed brilliantly, even though it had just 64 KB of memory and only 0.043 MHz of processing power. That was enormous at the time but nothing compared with today’s laptops that have over 320 GB of capacity. Millions of times that of the computer on which NASA staked this historic mission and the lives of three astronauts. A laptop with a 2.4 GHz processor is tens of thousands of times faster than the Apollo guidance computer.

And a computer is only as good as its software. It took 350 engineers the equivalent of 1,400 man-years to develop it before the moon landing. Part of what makes this achievement so great is the number of people who made it possible.

Besides these software engineers, there were hundreds of other engineers and scientists. It took three different teams (green, white and black) that contributed to the launch, landing and return.

The Apollo program created many items we use today. It introduced us to Velcro, freeze-dried food, memory foam and more. But most significant is the technological legacy. The silicon chip used in computers today stems from the creation of the Apollo guidance computer operating system.

Fairchild Semi-conductor – a technology startup in Palo Alto, Calif. – provided NASA with microelectronic components. Two of the scientists involved realized the future demand for miniaturized silicon chips and founded Intel. This is why that area became known as “Silicon Valley.”

Why would an inspirational author and speaker write about the Apollo 11 moon landing?  I’ve had a huge interest in space since I visited Kennedy Space Center as a child. One of my life dreams is to be the first pastor in space. But it is more than that.

The greatest human achievement inspires us. It happened 50 years ago so we are due to achieve something even greater. A manned trip to Mars would do it. Considering that Mars is 140 times farther away than the moon it would be an all-time achievement. I believe that will happen in my lifetime.

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But what else might we achieve in the meantime? If we achieved such greatness 50 years ago then what challenges today could we overcome? If we work together we can solve our biggest problems. Health care is too costly but a necessity. We are a nation of immigrants but a sovereign country. Climate change is real but addressing it is economically onerous.

I’m confident that the country that put a man on the moon 50 years ago can meet the challenges of today. We just need that same vision, passion and commitment to make it a reality

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More than 1,000 people attend Michigan funeral for Vietnam veteran

Hundreds of people showed up at a Michigan funeral Wednesday to mourn a Vietnam War veteran who passed away with no surviving family members.

Friends of Wayne Lee Wilson anticipated that only a few people would pay their respects, but the Brown Funeral Home in Niles changed that by posting Wilson’s obituary on Facebook and inviting the public to pay their respects.

FUNERAL FOR VIETNAM WAR VET, 77, WHO DIED ALONE, DRAWS HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS

“Dignitaries have funerals like this,” Wilson’s close friend Charlotte Andrews told the Detroit Free Press. “Who would have thought that a simple man with simple ideas and a simple way of life would have been able to have such an enormous amount of people to be able to send him off?”

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U.S. Army members carry a folded flag along with the remains of Vietnam War veteran Wayne Wilson during the memorial service in Niles Wednesday. (Emil Lippe/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)

Wilson died May 28 with no close family members, so his friends arranged for him to be buried with military honors. Wilson served in the Army from 1971 to 1977 and was wounded during his military service.

“We found out that this particular veteran does not have any family; and as color guard, we honor every veteran,” said Petra Bernard of the Osceola American Legion Post 308. “Every veteran deserves to have their military rights, so we made sure that we came out here to pay our respects to this soldier.”

Wilson often wore his service medals, flew a flag on his motorized scooter and would place flags at the graves of deceased veterans in Silverbrook Cemetery, where he was ultimately laid to rest, according to to the Free Press. People around Niles often called him “Sarge.”

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Flags, flowers and letters alike lie near the remains of Wayne Wilson at the conclusion of the memorial service at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Mich., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Emil Lippe/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)

Mourners came from several states away to honor him.

“It said on Facebook he didn’t have any family. He does have family,” Ohio resident Kenneth Creech told WNDU-TV. “Everybody that stepped foot in Vietnam is a brother.”

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In brief remarks, Niles Mayor Nick Shelton thanked Wilson and others like him.

“General George S. Patton Jr. said it best: ‘It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived,'” Shelton said. “Thank God for Wayne Wilson and thank you all for being a part of his legacy.”

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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins disagrees with NASA’s planned Moon return: ‘We should shoot directly for Mars’

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins wants NASA to aim its sights squarely on Mars for future space exploration.

The Columbia Command Module pilot discussed the space agency’s plans to return to the Moon with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto during an interview Thursday on “Your World.”

APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT MICHAEL COLLINS RECALLS DRINKING COFFEE DURING ‘LONELY’ MOON LANDING ORBIT

The U.S. has aimed to land the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, with an eye toward sending a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. The astronauts also would be the first humans to set foot on the Moon’s South Pole.

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File photo – astronaut Michael Collins in his Apollo spacesuit. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Collins, however, said he thought NASA should be focusing its efforts on the Red Planet. “The current plan has been well thought out, but I disagree with it, we should shoot directly for Mars,” he said. “Twenty-some years ago, I even wrote a book, a whole boring book, on a mission to Mars and I have always been a believer in Mars.”

APOLLO 11: WHAT NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN SAW DURING DRAMATIC MOON LANDING

He also advocated naming a future Mars mission after President John F. Kennedy, who famously vowed in 1961 that America would land a man on the Moon before the end of that decade.

“He was such a wonderful guide for us in the Apollo venture,” Collins said. “400,000 Americans, would you believe, at the time, working on that program – Kennedy’s voice expedited that whole thing.”

APOLLO ASTRONAUT REVEALS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WALK ON THE MOON: ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL TERRAIN I’D EVER SEEN’

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Only 12 men, all Americans, have walked on the Moon.

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Be sure to catch the “America’s News HQ” Apollo 11 50th anniversary special on Fox News on Saturday, July 20, at 12 p.m. EDT.

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Apollo 11: What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin saw during dramatic Moon landing

The iconic images of the Eagle Lunar Module’s descent to the Moon rank among the most incredible footage ever recorded.

The black-and-white film was shot from a 16-mm time-lapse camera mounted in Buzz Aldrin’s window on the right side of the Eagle Lunar Module.  However, there is no record of what Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong saw from his window. “Due to the small size of the LM windows and the angle at which the movie camera was mounted, what mission commander Neil Armstrong saw as he flew and landed the LM was not recorded,” explains NASA in a statement on its website.

In an attempt to provide insight into the final moments of the incredible mission, NASA has used imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create a simulation of what Armstrong saw. Orbiter images have also been used to recreate Aldrin’s view from the other side of the Lunar Module.

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Scientists harnessed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) to reconstruct the last three minutes of the Eagle’s landing trajectory using landmark navigation, as well as altitude callouts from the mission’s voice recording. To do this, experts crunched data on Eagle’s latitude, longitude, orientation, velocity and altitude.

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This image shows the Lunar Module descent stage and astronaut tracks. (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)

“From this trajectory information, and high resolution LROC Narrow Angle Camera (LROC NAC) images and topography, we simulated what Armstrong saw in those final minutes as he guided the LM down to the surface of the Moon,” explains NASA. “As the video begins, Armstrong could see the aim point was on the rocky northeastern flank of West crater (190 meters [623 feet] diameter), causing him to take manual control and fly horizontally, searching for a safe landing spot. At the time, only Armstrong saw the hazard; he was too busy flying the LM to discuss the situation with mission control.”

After navigating Eagle over the “bouldery” West crater, Armstrong found a safe spot to land the Module about 1,640 feet from the crater, and carefully descended the craft to the lunar surface.

APOLLO 11: 50 YEARS ON, THE EAGLE LUNAR MODULE SERVES AS A REMINDER OF MANKIND’S ABILITY TO INNOVATE

Just prior to the historic landing, Armstrong flew the lander over a 131-foot diameter crater that became known as Little West crater. He later photographed the crater during his famous moonwalk.

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A view of Little West Crater. This photograph was taken by Neil Armstrong. (NASA)

Approximately 234,000 miles away, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at home in Houston, watching on TV, as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar module and into the pages of history.

Rick was 12 years old when his father stepped out of the Eagle lunar module and famously proclaimed “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11, NEIL ARMSTRONG’S SONS DESCRIBE THE DAY THEIR DAD WALKED ON THE MOON

“When he stepped off, nobody in the room heard what the words were because they were all ‘what did he say?’” Rick told Fox News, in a recent interview. “I heard it, and I said ‘something about a small step,’ but at the time, it wasn’t at all clear what was going on, I always remember that.”

An estimated 650 million people around the world watched the Moon landing on TV, according to NASA.

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

APOLLO 11: NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN VIDEO REVEALS LUNAR SAMPLES WERE SEARCHED FOR SIGNS OF LIFE

NASA used a time-synchronized version of the original 16 mm film from the Apollo 11 landing to reconstruct Armstrong and Aldrin’s views from the Eagle lander. The First Men on the Moon website helped with the simulations by synchronizing the air-to-ground voice transmission with the film.

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In this July 20, 1969 image made from television, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon. Millions on Earth who gathered around the TV and radio heard Armstrong say this: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But after returning from space, he immediately insisted that he had been misquoted. He said there was a lost word in his famous one-liner from the moon: “That’s one small step for ‘a’ man.” It’s just that people just didn’t hear it.”  (NASA via AP)

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File photo – Neil Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11, speaking to a technician during a suiting at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, shortly before he set off for the Moon with fellow astronauts Michael Collins and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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Apollo 11: Playtex’s feminine touch helped NASA land on the Moon

It took a feminine touch to make sure Neil Armstrong and his moonwalking cohorts could make their giant leap for mankind and get to the Moon.

Specifically, it took the touch of a few seamstresses from Playtex who honed their detailed set of skills by manufacturing girdles for the women of America. The suits had to be flexible, resilient and able to withstand temperatures as high as 240 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 280 degrees in shadow and at night.

NASA decided in a competition of manufacturers that the suit designed and sewn by the Playtex team provided the astronauts with the flexibility and strength necessary to explore the moon’s new frontier.

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And the expert craftswomen who helped manufacture the state of the art suit? Just weeks before they were sewing baby pants and girdles.

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In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

“They didn’t tell me a thing, they just brought me up here,” said Anna Lee Minner in an interview with CBS News. “… I went home on many a night and cried because I knew I couldn’t do it. I was scared. This was a person’s life this depended on.”

Minner was one of four who helped put together the suits. The others were Joanne Thompson, Lillie Elliott and Ruth Anna Ratledge.

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The 21-layer suit had to be completely constructed by hand. Each seam and stitch was carefully measured to ensure the utmost accuracy in the hopes that their detailed efforts would help NASA avoid another disaster like the Apollo 1 capsule inferno that killed three astronauts.

“Oh my, I wonder if this is gonna be alright. I hope that stitch didn’t pop.”

— Lillie Elliott

Despite the immense pressure and mountainous stakes, the women were lifted up by the frequent presence of the astronauts themselves.

“We would have astronauts come in and thank us, and that was a real boost,” Thompson told CBS News. “It made a connection there that you didn’t forget.”

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Finally, on July 20, 1969, the efforts of the women would be tested in the low-gravity environment of the moon.

“Once they started down the ladder, and he put his foot on the moon, that was a pinnacle of watching something that you’ve helped to do,” Elliott told CBS.

As exhilarating as it was seeing their products touch down on a new frontier, the anxiety didn’t abate immediately for the women.

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“Oh my, ‘I wonder if that’s gonna hold? Oh my, I wonder if this is gonna be alright. I hope that stitch didn’t pop,’” Elliot said of her worries when watching the lunar landing.

The partnership between NASA and the former undergarment maker remains intact. The same division in Playtex that made the original suits has been spun off into an independent company, ILC Dover, that still manufactures NASA spacesuits to this day.

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Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin recalls the Moon’s ‘magnificent desolation’

During a 2012 interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalled the “magnificent desolation” he and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong witnessed when they landed on the Moon 50 years ago.

“You can see the horizon curving away.  Because of the sun– you can’t see the stars. It– closes up– the iris,” Aldrin recalled during the interview for a documentary entitled, “Fly Me to the Moon.”

“And you think, ‘This place, what I’m looking at, hasn’t changed in hundreds of thousands of years,’” he said. “And now, Neil [Armstrong] and I are looking at this magnificent desolation.”

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He also spoke about the awesome responsibility bestowed upon him and his crewmates.

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This July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Aldrin wore to the moon. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

“I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanity’s reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible,” Aldrin said. “They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon.  And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent.”

On July 16, 1969, Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Armstrong made history when he became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrin exited the lunar module 19 minutes after Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview.

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“I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon,” he quipped.

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“Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon?  You’re one of a dozen men who had that incredible role,” Cavuto asked in a follow-up question.

“I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanity’s reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible.”

— Buzz Aldrin

“Well, people love being vice president, don’t they? No,” Aldrin responded with a chuckle. 

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“Does it bother me?  Yeah, it does a little bit,” Aldrin continued. “Why?  Because that isn’t the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team.” 

The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching.

“Right near the end of our period out there … Neil was doing something with the rock boxes– I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has,” he said. “So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TV…intentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop … of turning.”

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During his sit-down with Cavuto, Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon.

“[You] look up there, there’s the earth.  It looks small when it’s up there.  If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole,” he said.  “If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston.”

Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did during the space race with Russia at the height of the Cold War.

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“I do a lot of thinking today– about somebody who had– the guts to see that we were being outshone– outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, ‘What can we do’?” Aldrin said of President John F. Kennedy and his resolve to make the U.S. the first nation to reach the surface of the Moon.

The interview took place after NASA had shut down their Space Shuttle program in 2011 and Aldrin emphasized the need for the U.S. to get back into space and chart new territory.

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Buzz Aldrin, on the left, practices scooping up a sample while Neil Armstrong, on the right, photographs the collection, during a practice session held before the Apollo 11 mission. (NASA Johnson)

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“I believe that this nation should commit itself within two decades to landing an American permanently on another planet in the solar system,” he said.

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Apollo 11: ‘The book that landed man on the Moon’ could sell for $9 million

The Lunar Module Timeline Book that traveled to the Moon with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is up for auction later this week.

The book, which was used to navigate the Eagle lunar module to the surface of the Moon, contains nearly 150 handwritten annotations by the astronauts as well as possible traces of moondust.

“It’s the book that landed man on the Moon — this is no exaggeration,” Christina Geiger, Christie’s head of department for books and manuscripts, told Fox News. “It’s essentially the features’ manual that was used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in real time for the entire voyage of the Eagle.”

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The book also contains the first human writing on another world — a set of coordinates written by Buzz Aldrin shortly after the Eagle landed on the lunar surface.

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The book has a pre-sale estimate of $7 million to $9 million. (Fox News)

The historic item, which will be auctioned by Christie’s on July 18, has a pre-sale estimate of between $7 million and $9 million.

July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

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The historic mission continues to be a source of fascination. A number of Apollo 11 artifacts that were owned by Buzz Aldrin are also up for auction at Sotheby’s later this month. The Apollo 11 lunar module pilot, who is 89 years old, has consigned 11 items for auction, which include pages from the mission’s flown flight plan and flown data file.

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The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book. (Fox News)

Additionally, a set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA intern in the 1970s – could raise up to $2 million when they are auctioned by Sotheby’s on July 20.

And a preliminary flight plan and a NASA memo discussing Armstrong’s historic first words on the Moon are among a host of artifacts from the historic Apollo 11 mission that will be auctioned by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions from July 16 to 18.

A rare signed photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Armstrong making his ‘giant leap for mankind’ was recently sold in a separate auction for $52,247.

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Last year, a checklist that traveled to the surface of the Moon with Armstrong and Aldrin sold at auction in New York for $62,500.

In 2017, a bag containing Moondust filled by Armstrong was sold by Sotheby’s for $1.8 million.

The bag previously had been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online government auction for $995. The Chicago-area woman who purchased the bag won an intense court battle with NASA, which attempted to retrieve the artifact.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recently revealed a previously unseen photo of the famous Moon landing crew members that he “found at the bottom of a box.”

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Florida deputies team up to spruce up cancer patient’s backyard

Deputies in southwest Florida volunteered to help spruce up a cancer patient’s backyard in order to give her a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said Cpl. Dean Peck went to bring flowers to a family friend who is battling an aggressive form of cancer.

Peck left the woman’s house with the feeling that he wanted to do more to raise her spirits.

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Knowing that one of her favorite pastimes was sitting in her yard to enjoy nature, he decided he wanted to spruce up the area for her and mentioned it to his coworker, Sgt. John Gogia.

Gogia not only offered to help, he also spread the word to friends and colleagues at the sheriff’s office.

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Collier County deputies worked to spruce up the backyard of a cancer patient. (Lt. Nicole Minick)

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On Saturday, 15 volunteers — nine of whom work for the sheriff’s office — visited the home with a pressure washer and 100 bags of mulch they purchased.

The group spent nearly four hours turning the yard into a “virtual oasis,” the agency said. They also pressure washed her house and the brick pavers in her yard.

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Fox News’ Ed Henry out of hospital, ‘beyond grateful’ for support after giving sister part of his liver

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Fox News’ chief national correspondent Ed Henry announced Sunday he’d left the hospital, a major step forward five days after he gave 30 percent of his liver to his sister, Colleen, in a transplant operation.

Henry, who became emotional on-air days before the surgery, shared her positive prognosis on Twitter and said she’s recovering at a good pace.

He’d told “Fox & Friends” his only goal was to “give her a little life.”

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Henry posed for a photo at the hospital alongside Colleen and her son Frank, whose shirt read, “nothing less than the best.”

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He also tweeted a moving photo of a card from his colleague and fellow Fox News personality Martha MacCallum, which came with flowers and a promise of “prayers.”

“I am so gratified that both Colleen and I continue to make progress every day. And I am beyond elated to have gotten out of the hospital already with all of my vitals in the right place, and a functioning liver of my own. This has been a remarkable seven days, starting when I nervously opened up about all of this on ‘Fox and Friends,'” Henry told Fox News. “To think one week ago we were unsure about Colleen’s future, and anxious about two surgeries, yet tonight she has the greatest gift of all — life.

“We have had talented surgeons, doctors, nurses, and support staff. Plus loving parents and family and friends by our sides at every key moment. But opening up about it to a broader audience brought a dimension we could not have anticipated — the love, prayers, and well wishes of thousands upon thousands of wonderful people we have never met. We are blessed and beyond grateful.”

Henry also told Fox News the surgery was an immediate success and that he and his sister will be resting and recovering for the next several weeks.

“We have always known the road to full recovery will be longer for Colleen. But her surgeon says as soon as he put part of my liver in her it started working immediately — a miracle,” he continued. “She still has family and friends by her side every step of the way. And now she has a prayer army that nobody can beat. Our thanks and love always for your continued support.”

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“For now the only marching order I have gotten from our CEO Suzanne Scott is to rest up for awhile. I will listen even though I will be champing at the bit to get back to work. All I know is I will be ready and eager to get back as the doctors and Suzanne give me the green light because I miss our audience and my Fox colleagues, who have brought my family to tears with their outpouring,” he concluded.

Both Henry and Colleen are expected to regain 100 percent of their livers in about 6-8 weeks, according to transplant specialist Dr. Joe Galati.

“Yes indeed over 6 to 8 weeks, the liver will regenerate for Ed, regenerating back the 30 or 40 percent that he donated. Similarly, his sister who received a portion will get back to 100 percent in a similar time frame,” Galati told Fox News in an email.

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“Keep in mind that the liver is the only such organ that can regenerate like this, which is an amazing feature more people need to know about,” he added.

A GoFundMe page has been taking donations for Colleen Henry’s recovery.

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