The men who walked on the Moon talk about the ‘blackness of space’



The Starmus Festival in Norway is an annual celebration of the music and science which grips its founder, Garik Israelian.

But the matter of the moonwalkers surely grips all of us – men who have left our planet and had the adventure of a lifetime.

This Getty image says all you need to know about the lives of those true explorers.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was on Apollo 11, Charlie Duke was on Apollo 16 and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt was an Apollo 17 moonwalker.

And they all got together (Buzz onscreen from home, due to illness) to talk about the trials and lessons of the trip – to me, for the New Statesman.


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