This post is the final in a 3-part series to commemorate the 50th anniversary Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. I found this sensational clip while watching the following interview with Neil Armstrong. Neil of course is as almost well renowned for staying out of the spotlight as he is for being the first human to walk on the moon, so it was an absolute pleasure to watch him speak so candidly about his experiences leading up to and including the mission. As the description of the video describes:
Armstrong shows flashes of the rationality and equanimity that made him an ideal astronaut candidate in the first place. He confesses that he gave Apollo 11 a 90% chance of returning home safely, but just a 50% chance of landing on the Moon successfully.