When Conrad, the third man on the moon, who was somewhat shorter than Neil…

When Conrad, the third man on the moon, who was somewhat shorter than Neil Armstrong, stepped onto the lunar surface, his first words were “Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me.” This was not an off-the-cuff remark: Conrad had made a US$500 bet with reporter Oriana Fallaci he would say these words, after she had queried whether NASA had instructed Neil Armstrong what to say as he stepped onto the Moon. Conrad later said he was never able to collect the money.

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When returning to Earth after becoming first to land on the Moon…

When returning to Earth after becoming first to land on the Moon the Apollo astronauts had to go through U.S. Customs at the airport and fill out the usual declaration form stating what they were transporting. They declared they took a flight from the Moon to Honolulu and were transporting moon rocks, moon dust, and stated that any threat of disease was “to be determined.”

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