40 Years after Apollo 11: July 13
Originally written on July 13th, 2009…
Buzz, Neil, and Mike at the last pre-flight press conference. The astronauts were already in medical quarantine (sneezing in zero-G is just… no… bad… no… the goo goes in every direction.)
In order to keep nasty germs away from the astronauts, the press conference was held in another building, and the reporters asked their questions remotely.
An additional bid to prevent serious infection with a potentially deadly pathogen would happen two days later when NASA administrators cancelled a planned launch-eve dinner with President Nixon.