July 22, 2009

moon walk [nothing to do with Michael Jackson]

Just one sentence from the Apollo transcripts of 20 July 1969, as published in the New York Times of 21 July 1969:
TRANQUILITY BASE: Houston, our recommendation at this point is planning an EVA [Extra Vehicular Activity] with your concurrence starting at about 8 o'clock this evening, Houston time.
I love the rolling rhythm of Armstrong's weird, undoubtedly scripted, language (it sure ain't English!), and I especially love that acronym.

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