This may be the only exciting piece of government paperwork you’ll ever read. Buzz Aldrin conquered Throwback Thursday forever last week when he shared his travel voucher from the Apollo 11 mission on Facebook and Twitter. What did he post?
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If you look closely its all there. The whole story of the most historic space mission to date is right there, listed matter-of-factly as a series of destinations in the right-hand column of the first page: Cape Kennedy, Florida; Moon; Pacific Ocean (USN Hornet); and Hawaii. The emphasis here being that he was going to the fucking moon for the first time any human tried such a thing.
- Cape Kennedy, Florida to Moon: Government Spacecraft
- Moon to Cape Kennedy, Florida: Government Spacecraft
Probably had to double check on those details. Make sure they read, and re-read.
The form also notes that “Government meals and quarters [were] furnished for all of the above dates,” which you would really hope. Perhaps the Russian cosmonauts were not so lucky. What a trip though. NASA really thought of everything.