On July 20, 1969, Apollo astronaut Fred Hys was in NASA's Mission Control in Houston, when the moon Eagle dropped to the moon's surface.
As a backup pilot of Buzz Aldrin's moon, Heisse was available to support the crew of Apollo 11 and the NASA Army Staff in Mission Control. "He told Fox News, at Christie's Preliminary Auction Tournament" One Giant Jump: Celebrating the Space Study 50 Years After Apollo 11. "
50 YEARS AFTER APOLON 11, THE NORTHERN ARMONDON SONS DESCRIBED DAY He he remembered in particular that the nerve seconds when the landing seemed to be interrupted as a result of a fuel problem
"It became more severe when computer alarms appeared and, fortunately, very quickly declared insufficient to cause abortion," he told Fox News.
Heys is still impressed by the teamwork that took off the incredible feat of landing on the moon.
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"Buzz was there, feeding [Neil Armstrong] the exact information he needed to adapt to what she could see through the window [of the Eagle lunar module]. "This is the role of two people, although the hand-over of the vehicle was up to the commander, but it was necessary for the two's help to really do the mission."
"And, obviously, in this case the mission control assistance to deal with these alarms quickly and have the right people, even in the background, can give up of them and do it – worries the crew, "he added.
Herze moved to the cosmos of the unfortunate Apollo 13 mission in 1970 and remained in the Apollo program until 1979. Unfortunately, funding problems hampered his ambition to go on the moon.
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Only 12 men, all Americans, have gone to the moon.
Fifty years after the important events of July 20, 1969, America again has its sights on the moon. The United States wants to land the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, in order to send a piloted mission to Mars in the 2030s. Astronauts will be the first people to set foot on the moon's South Pole
Heisse said funding would be key to ensuring the return of American moon boots. "If the appropriate funds are not there to support an appropriate plan, you will not go anywhere," he said. "This is the key to how well it supports beyond the mandates." Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers