Saturday, June 28, 2014

Press conference with the architects of Apollo (post 28)

We hurry to the “Center Director’s Briefing,” scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on July 14, 1969. The speakers include Wernher von Braun (Marshall Space Flight Center), Kurt Debus (Kennedy Space Center), Robert Gilruth (Manned Spacecraft Center), George Mueller (NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight), and John Clark (Goddard Space Flight Center). Jack King is the moderator. I am in awe to be in the presence of these great space leaders and visionaries. They are the men, along with Sam Phillips, George Low and Chris Kraft, who are directly responsible for getting us to the Moon. I take pictures and notes. Von Braun, as usual, is the most quotable. When asked about the significance of the upcoming flight, von Braun compares it to “aquatic life crawling on land for the first time.”

#Apollo11Eyewitness   Post #28   July 14, 1969 Events

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