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Brief interview on WGN radio about new LRO pix

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSep 8, 2011 12:08 AM


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I was interviewed by WGN radio host Mike McConnell this morning about the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter pictures of the Apollo landing sites that were released yesterday. The interview is online, or you can grab the file directly. We talked about why Hubble can't see the landing site hardware, how the astronauts walked on the Moon, why the flags may no longer be there, why Moon Hoax stuff is silly, and so on. I had a funny moment of confusion when I was trying to count how many people had walked on the Moon, but that was quickly resolved. All in all it was a fun conversation, and I'm impressed with McConnell's knowledge of Apollo. It's always nice to talk to another Apollo fan!

Related posts: - LRO spots Apollo landing sites in high res - LRO spots Apollo 12 footsteps - One Giant Leap seen again - ... and the flag was still there - Apollo 16 site snapped from orbit

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