Space was hardly romantic, says Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin

June 5th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, June 5 (ANI): Buzz Aldrin has revealed that not all memories of the historic landing on the Moon 40 years ago were as romantic as portrayed.

The second man to set foot on the moon said the July 20, 1969 landing bore another side of reality that the video archives could not translate.

“It’s not a very pleasant place to set up housekeeping,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.

“It got pretty dusty, pretty smelly and by the time they came back they were pretty tired and hungry,” he added.

The 79-year-old further credited his luck for his massive achievements, saying: “It’s not always the best person selected; you just happen to be in the right place at the right time.”

The Lunar Module pilot and mission commander Neil Armstrong placed their names in history when Apollo 11 made the first lunar landing. (ANI)

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