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Astronaut describes that the moon lands with President Nixon in the White House

Apollo 8 Commander Colonel Frank Borman heads the way he, Command Module Pilot Captain Jim Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot Major Bill Anders leads the launch plate for humanity's virgin around the moon and its first aboard the Saturn V vehicle.(NASA) On July 20, 1 969, NASA astronaut Frank Borman saw President Nixon in the White House when his colleague Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the moon. "I was assigned by NASA to be in touch with the White House," he told Fox News during a phone call. "I watched TV with President Nixon." The astronaut Apollo 8 and Gemini 7 said that the atmosphere in the White House probably was no different than millions of homes in the United States where families were glued to their televisions. 19659005] "IT WAS A BIT OF TENSION": ASTRONAUT DESCRIBES THE WORLD COUNTRY WITH BUZZ ALDRIN'S FAMILY "Everyone was hoping for the best," he said. President Nixon was "very excited and very happy" and looked at the moon landing, according to Borman. "He was fond of two fronts – one for his presidency and one for the crew," he added. Borman was also present in the White House when Nixon called Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. The president described the conversation as the most historic phone call ever made from the White House. APOLLO 8 ASTRONAUTS RECOUNT NASAS EPISKA FIRST MISSION TO MOON The former air force type was also involved in preparing a speech that Nixon…

On July 20, 1

969, NASA astronaut Frank Borman saw President Nixon in the White House when his colleague Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the moon.

“I was assigned by NASA to be in touch with the White House,” he told Fox News during a phone call. “I watched TV with President Nixon.”

The astronaut Apollo 8 and Gemini 7 said that the atmosphere in the White House probably was no different than millions of homes in the United States where families were glued to their televisions. 19659005] “IT WAS A BIT OF TENSION”: ASTRONAUT DESCRIBES THE WORLD COUNTRY WITH BUZZ ALDRIN’S FAMILY

“Everyone was hoping for the best,” he said.

President Nixon was “very excited and very happy” and looked at the moon landing, according to Borman. “He was fond of two fronts – one for his presidency and one for the crew,” he added.

Borman was also present in the White House when Nixon called Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. The president described the conversation as the most historic phone call ever made from the White House.

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The former air force type was also involved in preparing a speech that Nixon would have used if Armstrong and Aldrin could not leave the moon. The statement, which was never delivered, was written by President Spokesman William Safire, according to Space.com.

“I was involved in, we say, edit it,” Borman told Fox News.

Borman citizen Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell was Neil Armstrong’s backup for Moon Mission. “I was in the start-up center during the flight,” he told Fox News.

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It was a particularly worrying moment when the moon module was low on fuel. “Neil did a very good job – we thought he was almost out of gas when he landed!” Said lovell

Most famous as the commander of the battered Apollo 13 mission, Lovell reminds of the celebration when the module successfully reached the moon surface. However, the mission was not over until the command-line Apollo 11 with Amstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins spat in the Pacific on July 24, 1969.

“The last celebration was the crew’s collection when picked up from the water of the navy,” he told Fox News.

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