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Neil Armstrong Talks Moon Landing To Australian Accountants

That’s right up there in terms of headlines I never thought I’d write, but it’s true nonetheless; Neil Armstrong — yes, that Neil Armstrong — a man notable for generally refusing interview requests outright, has recorded a series of indepth interview with the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.

Why the CPA? As The Guardian notes, Neil’s dad was an auditor — and that appears to have given Alex Malley, chief executive of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia enough of an “in” to get Armstrong to open up about everything from his odds on the success of the moon landing to why it’s a pity that NASA doesn’t get the kind of funding and attention that it did back when he was an astronaut.

The videos themselves — there’s an hour’s worth, give or take — aren’t embeddable, but if you head over to the CPA site, you can catch Armstrong’s insight into the space race from a first hand perspective. [CPA via The Guardian]
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