Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 astronaut James A. Lovell interview: 'After we came back ... we got sued'

Sunday, October 21, 2012
JUNE 10, 1987: The time I interviewed astronaut James A. Lovell.

What a privilege to have had even these few minutes with a real hero -- a man whose work inspired me to become a journalist in the first place. (I wasn't going to become one of the astronauts, so why not get a job that would at least give me reason to talk to some of them?)

We began with a discussion of the religious controversy sparked by the Apollo 8 mission.

Recorded at Lovell's Centel Corp. office, outside Chicago. Raw audio, complete with malfunctioning microphones. (I'm waaay off-mic. Deal with it.) NASA photo, 1969.

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