Monday, June 9, 2014

A Roadblock at NASA (post 3)

With an assignment letter in hand from the Michigan Daily to cover Apollo 11, 45 years ago I approached NASA's Public Affairs Office about press credentials. I ran into a roadblock. NASA had more than 3,000 requests for credentials and could not fill them all. More importantly, NASA had a policy not to accredit college journalists. So the answer was: no. I was devastated and reconsidered my plan-- after all there were other events that would be going on in the summer of 1969, and I had only spent $10 on the motel reservation.
‪#‎Apollo11Eyewitness Post #3

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