Apolio 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was strapped in the middle couch between Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. He peered through the hatch window examining the large parachutes of his spacecraft and then settled back. As the spacecraft slowed its descent, Aldrin saw cumulous clouds flowing past the hatch window-a welcome sign of home. Eager to see what he had been deprived of for the preceding eight days, he pulled harder against his shoulder straps to catch a glimpse of the ocean. Finally, they were home.
A Noble Recovery
By Michael Esslinger