Moonshot reporter lived to 97

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December 1, 2013 by dontbringlulubook

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One of the journalists who worked with Ron Onions on the coverage of the Apollo 11 moonshot was the BBC’s Aviation Correspondent Reginald Turnill. He started his reporting career as a telephonist for Press Association when he was just 15 and wrote many books on aviation. Reg  – who died earlier this year aged 97 – joined the BBC Moonshot team slightly later into the story. He can be seen in the third pic (clockwise left to right) sitting at a desk reading a script at the press centre in Mission Control in Houston.The typewriter can be seen in the shot with the Corporation’s News Organiser (based New York) Ron Onions to his left.
The BBC had the first booth on the western side of the auditorium where the journalists received their briefings from NASA and where the astronauts could be viewed during their moon walks, on a wide screen.
Italian journalists were in the next booth.

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