Marv and I have dinner at the Holiday Inn the evening of July 15, 1969. I go back then to the Apollo 11 News Center to write a story for the Michigan Daily and the College Press Service (CPS). The Daily this morning published a preview article about Apollo 11, which we had written earlier; it had also been sent out on CPS’s wire network. I work a couple of hours on an article about the preparations for tomorrow’s launch using a portable typewriter and then dictate it via a pay telephone to the Daily for tomorrow’s edition (no cell phones, faxes or internet). I can’t get through on the phone to CPS. I drive back to the Sea Missile motel to try to get some sleep—we hope tomorrow will be the big day and I set the alarm for 4:30 a.m.
#Apollo11Eyewitness Post#38 July 15, 1969 Events