On July 21, 1969 I slept until 10:30 a.m. at the Sea Missile motel, grabbed some brunch at the Astrodine, and went to the
to write a final story for the Daily about the return to Earth. I listened at
the News Center News Center
to the critical lift-off of Eagle’s ascent stage back to lunar orbit and a
rendezvous with Mike Collins in .
After phoning in the story to the Daily on a pay telephone, I returned to the
motel to pack. This was not easy because I had collected piles of flight plans,
news releases, and a complete set of transcripts for July 16-20. I had planned
for this by bringing a half-full large suitcase, however it was still difficult
to fit everything. I paid my motel bill, which was $8 per night because my
flight was to leave the next day back to the “real” world. My wonderful trip to
the Columbia Cape was at an end, but not my reportage
of Apollo 11.
#Apollo11Eyewitness Post #50 July 21, 1969 Eventshttp://apollo11eyewitness-chudwin.blogspot.com/