The view from Tranquility Base taken by the crew of Apollo 11 in July of 1969. Photo Credit: NASA
COCOA, Fla. — With the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing just around the corner, the Alan Parsons Live Project will put on a concert to honor the occasion. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with Parsons to get his take on the mission and how he is working to honor its memory.
SpaceFlight Insider: Thank you Mr. Parsons for taking the time from your schedule to speak with SpaceFlight Insider ahead of the Alan Parson Live Project performance here in Cocoa, Florida celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 which is being sponsored by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Parsons: “It’s my pleasure.”
SpaceFlight Insider: How did you get involved and how is The Alan Parsons Live Project helping to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11?
Parsons: “There are two connections actually. We were introduced to Rick Armstrong who is Neil Armstrong’s son through a mutual friend Simon Lowery in Munich at the European Space Organization (ESO) he introduced us to Rick Armstrong and we had further connections through NASA at Vandenberg A.F.B and a gentleman named Stan Friedman who ...