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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Astronauts

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NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

Black and white video shows Neil Armstrong making his famous speech on the moon.

ARMSTRONG: One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
A photograph of Neil Armstrong in his space suit is shown, then a black and white of astronauts

PAULEY: That was Purdue graduate, the Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon July 20th, 1969. The last man to walk on the moon was another Purdue grad, Gene Cernan.

Technicolor videos show people working together.

PAULEY: 23 Boilermakers including 2 women have been chosen for spaceflight. Mitchell’s Gus Grissom was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and most recently Dr. David Wolf from Indianapolis has made four flights.

Technicolor pictures and black and white pictures are shown of various astronauts training and in their space suits.

PAULEY: Five other Hoosiers have been astronauts including Frank Borman from Gary who commanded the first mission to orbit the moon. Indiana has truly helped explore the final frontier. I’m Jane Pauley with this Indiana Bicentennial Minute.

NARRATOR: Made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

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