Buzz Aldrin: Without Walt Cunningham, There Would Be No Moon Landing

From a Washington Post column by Buzz Aldrin headlined “Without Walt Cunningham, there would be no moon landing”:

Buzz Aldrin was lunar module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission.

Without Walt Cunningham, we would not have walked on the moon. Subsequently, we never would have beaten the Soviets and begun the process to end the Cold War.

He knew it. I knew it. And America should know it, too.

Walt, who died last week at the age of 90, was the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 7, the first successful manned operation of the Apollo missions. Without that “perfect mission,” our flight to the moon never would have happened.