Richard Hoagland worked for Walter Cronkite when Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969. He reflects on Cronkite’s death that occurred 40 years after that event.
Hundreds of millions worldwide watched in awe and anticipation as CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite announced on television that the “Eagle” had landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Twenty-five years later, from July 16-22, 1994, NASA had their first ever opportunity to watch and record a collision of two solar system bodies when a comet named Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. Fast-forwarding another fifteen years to 2009, the world acknowledged the passing of Walter Cronkite on July 17th on the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 that coincided with yet another object strike on Jupiter.
Who else better to analyze all these coincidences and events thanRichard C. Hoagland, who worked as science adviser for Walter Cronkite during the Apollo missions to the moon.