The U.S. is shooting for the moon, again. In March, Vice President Mike Pence said he wants to see a NASA lunar mission in the next five years. While experts debate the reality of this goal, the astronauts who already visited the moon nearly 50 years ago as part of the Apollo missions have spent time reflecting on how the experience changed them.
Basil Hero, a former investigative reporter with NBC, spoke with nearly all of the surviving men who left Earth’s orbit and went to our lunar neighbor for his new book, Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons From The Men Who Went To The Moon.
The takeaway: their journeys gave us the first glimpse of Earth from outer space and forever changed how we view our planet.