One of my favorite jobs when I was in high school and college was working in a gas station. In addition to pumping gas I got to work on cars, which I loved. I also worked with a lot of great people from my age up to guys in their fifties. One summer I worked with a young woman who attended the University of Cincinnati where she took a class in making paper airplanes taught by Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. I was impressed when she told me this, but having learned more about the first moon mission over the years, especially now with all the focus on the fiftieth anniversary, I really envy her. The BBC ran a fascinating, 12-part series on the Apollo Eleven mission called “Thirteen Minutes to the Moon,” hosted by Kevin Fong.
Click on the title below to listen to Episode One (of twelve), “We choose to go,” or download a podcast to listen to at your convenience:
13 Minutes to the Moon