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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Aug 2, 2006 23:38:09 GMT -6
Second Man on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin on the Coast to Coast radio show
Monday evening - (31 July), The Coast to Coast radio show had the Great Col. Buzz Aldrin as a guest. It was nice listening to his voice after all these years, and he still sounds robust. But an observation...
Not a critique, but an observation...
Buzz seemed to meander in his answers, go on tangents and eventually come back around to answer the question. Sometimes he didn't answer the question at all. We did pick up various tidbits such as the curcuit breaker pen repair incident on the Moon and if he saw a UFO.
His manner reminded me of a good book I read named "Moonwalkers". It's about the astronauts who have walked the moon and their lives after coming home. The chapter on Buzz related that he was distant, verbally disorganized and at times - on great tangets. It seems to be true of the man.
But regardless, it was quite cool to listen to him account his experiences on the show...
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