At the KSC Press Site, the top operational officials for Apollo 11 are on a stage facing the press grandstands for the “Prelaunch Briefing.” They include (left to right) Deke Slayton (flight crew operations), Dr. Charles Berry (medical operations), George Low (Apollo program manager), George Hage (Apollo mission director), Rocco Petrone (KSC launch operations director), Lee James (Saturn V program manager), Ozro Covington (Goddard support) and Col Royce Olson (DOD space flight support). NASA’s Jack King (right) is the moderator. Hage reports that all is proceeding well toward the planned launch tomorrow at 9:32 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Petrone states the weather looks very good as far as launch conditions. Then the members of the media go on to ask a series of mostly inane questions. We briefly talk to Deke Slayton and Dr.
#Apollo11Eyewitness Post #36 July 15, 1969 Events