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Have you done something recently that you have regretted?
I really can’t think of anything! Nope, not a thing.
Are you satisfied with the changes you have witnessed in space travel in your lifetime?
From the moon landing to Huygens successful mission to Titan in less than a century is a huge jump don’t you think? Well also I met Orville Wright. I’ve met the first Airman, the first Spaceman and the first man on the Moon. They could have all met; all their lives could have overlapped in some way. They didn’t, but it would have been interesting don’t you think? I wonder.
The first man on Mars. Who is he? He might be out there now. Just being born or 6 months - a year old and unaware of his destiny. I’d love to meet him. (laughs) To answer your question; I am happy in a way. I just feel we would be much further on if so much money hadn’t been wasted on stupid wars.
You have met many interesting people; would you mind sharing your experience of these meetings. How did you feel? Were you very nervous etc?
Einstein? He had a violin, he played “The Swan” and I just happened to know it! I joined him on the piano. Pure luck. He was a very communicative man, friendly and unassuming. Exactly what you would expect from someone like him. A man apart from all others. Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong? I like them both immensely.
B3TA Interviews Patrick Moore
f you had a giant space cannon who/what would you put in it, and which astral body would you fire it at?
Every politician and world leader. Then blast them to Alpha Centauri, a nice safe distance for them. (laughs)