- Jan 18, 2020
The NASA astronauts didn’t know it, but WHAS radio technician Larry Baysinger and his journalist friend Glenn Rutherford had tapped the frequency of the 12-watt radios — walkie talkie-type communicators — used by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon’s surface.
For Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon is a reminder of how much can be accomplished when humanity pools its creativity and determination toward a common cause.
Astronauts and astronomers discuss their emotions about their work 50 years after the first moon landing.
Jesuit Father Richard D’Souza is an up and coming astronomer who will work at the Vatican Observatory.
Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Jesuit research astronomer who runs the Vatican’s observatory, said that global interest in outer space is increasing at astronomical proportions, meaning there must be a clearer set of rules outlining peaceful space conduct.
When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator.