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Old 09-05-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by El Diablo View Post
My house was once owned by Alan Shepard's sister and we were told by the last owner that Alan, not a victim, made out quite nicely for himself in any event.
I remember reading in Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" that Shepard could readily call on for company any number of women whose phone numbers he had jotted down in his Little Black Book. Those comforts were probably very welcoming for men whose lives were always at risk.

I've always wondered why no-one, not even Wolfe, decided to write a similar New Journalism (or gonzo) account of the Apollo program - if there is/are, I'd be interested to know.
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