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.