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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:14 PM

43. He certainly didn't come off that way in the book.

I'm sure they felt they had to ramp up the drama a little for the movie. After all, how exciting can it be to watch three of the most accomplished aerospace professionals in the United States behave like 100% serious, competent, and courteous adults together on the most ambitious and dangerous voyage in history?

There is one segment in Apollo 11 (among many great segments) that is kind of cute. The astronauts were rounding the far side of the moon and were therefore out of complete radio contact with the Earth. They fly over some spectacular craters, and they talk about them like you and I would if we were sitting around the coffee table with a couple of buddies from work. "God damn, that's amazing." "Look at THAT mother! Isn't that something?" Then there is static for a few seconds as Mission Control in Houston regains contact, and the astronauts remain silent. Then they acknowledge acquisition of signal and snap right back into superprofessional astronaut mode.

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