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Moon Graffiti

From: The Truth
Length: 15:21

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What if Apollo 11 had crashed?
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Moon Graffiti
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Moongrafitti_prx_image_small “That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” We all know the quote, the triumphant story. It seems written in stone. But Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed Apollo 11. Moon Grafitti imagines what it might have sounded like if things had gone a little differently. Based on a contingency speech written by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In the Event of Moon Disaster.”

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“That’s one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” We all know the quote, the triumphant story. It seems written in stone. But Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong came within inches of tragedy when they landed Apollo 11. Moon Grafitti imagines what it might have sounded like if things had gone a little differently. Based on a contingency speech written by William Safire for Richard Nixon titled “In the Event of Moon Disaster.”

We're still experimenting with how to best format our series. If you would like to air this piece without our host intro, credits, or sonic ID, we are more than happy to make a different version that would better suit your needs (and we'll do it quickly!). Please let us know what you think, we are always looking for ways to make our show better.

 

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Amazing

You captured perfectly both the profound isolation and utter hopelessness. I was in tears at the end, and I'm guessing the image of the two men spending eternity watching the earth rise and set will be burned into my mind for quite a while.

Keep up the great work!

Aubrey

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Mercury theater of the web

Classic audio theater... if you had played this on the night of you'd have had them crying in the streets

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listen to audio on a computer? really?

I heard the end of this piece on the radio last night, and found this site after googling. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see an mp3 or streaming option. ??? How is one supposed to listen to this? On a computer? Really?

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Additional Credits

produced by Jonathan Mitchell
edited by Hillary Frank

Matt Evans as Neil Armstrong
Ed Herbstman as Buzz Aldrin
John Ottavino as Richard Nixon