More interesting writing soon, but I wanted to remind you about tonight’s BBC 4 EXTENDED Sky at Night interview with Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan. The BBC 2 repeat is next Saturday at midday.
Sky at Night team and important person in Apollo Mission Control. From left to right Rob (camera), Me (Waffle), Jane (Producer, Director and coffee maker), Captain Cernan (LMotM*) and Martin (sound). The certificates in the background are proclamations ‘retiring’ colours of flight controllers. Gene Kranz, for example, the controller who led the rescue of Apollo 13, was white flight and since his retirement no-one has used that call sign. After more than 40 years, though, they’re running out of colours. Sadly, rather than chose wonders as ‘beige flight’ (or ‘puce flight’) they’ve moved on to metals instead.
NASA’s worst nightmare; having me in the flight director’s seat is an obvious mistake. Can you spot the other glaring error in the picture?.
* LMotM = Last Man on the Moon