There have been so many different conflicting reports about ice on the moon since the story broke last week that I thought it would be a useful to circulate information dispelling some of the myths surrounding this news story. My source for this information is a radio broadcast press conference with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin that I heard late last night. When the press conference came on the radio I happened to be surfing the web, so I immediately switched over to my word processor to take notes from the interview. The following is a reconstruction of the comments that were made during this interview.
Interestingly enough, the normally reserved and subdued astronauts seemed quite a bit more boisterous than usual during the interview.Transcript from radio broadcast
MacroMedia Director presentation telling the true story about the acorn the astronauts took to the moon. (For Macintosh computers.) This is a 3.4 megabyte file that takes about 16 minutes to download at 28.8 bits-per-second and 32 minutes at 14. bits-per-second. This Director presentation includes lots of hidden buttons producing whimsically comical animations. Story by Phil Shapiro. Marcomedia Director creation by Gary Dauphin. Artwork by Maria Lyles.
Interestingly enough, the day after I posted this web page I received a phone call from a reporter at the Orange County Register newspaper (in southern California) asking for reprint permission of the interview of Armstrong and Aldrin. Apparently this newspaper has been doing a series of interviews with Buzz Aldrin and they wanted to include some humor as a sidebar to one of the interviews they'll be printing next week.
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