“This is the greatest event in all the history of the human race, up to this time. Today is New Year’s Day of the year One. If we don’t change the calendar historians will do so. This is our change, our puberty rights, bar mitzvah, confirmation, the change from infancy into adulthood for the human race. We are going to go on out not only to the Moon, to the stars … we are going to spread through the entire universe”
Years ago I pointed out that we’ve all read hundreds or thousands of pages of Robert A. Heinlein’s fiction, and yet we have so very few recordings of him speaking. That post is HERE.
This video, recorded just a few minutes before the landing of Apollo 11, features Walter Cronkite, and Bill Stout, interviewing Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein!
[Thanks to Donald Breese]
Posted by Jesse Willis
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