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Andrew Chaikin at Cradle of Aviation Museum 2019
Garden City, New York, USA. May 23, 2019. At left, ANDREW CHAIKIN, author of A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, takes a selfie with ALAN CONTESSA, who worked on the Apollo 11 lunar module, as they stand in front of the genuine Lunar Module LM-13, built for cancelled Apollo 18 mission. Working for Grumman, Contessa installed the gold silver foil, the thermal insulation that covers much of each LM. At the Cradle of Aviation Museum event, part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Chaikin talked about growing up on Long Island during the Apollo space program, and interviewing Apollo astronauts.