Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does the author describe the moon, according to Ed Mitchell's eyewitness view of it?
The author describes the moon, according to Ed Mitchell's eyewitness view of it, as an airless world where the proximity to the sun distorts vision. It is very hot and reaches highs of 270 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. What happened on the way to Cone Crater?
On the way to Cone Crater, Ed Mitchell and Alan Shepard had to turn back. They were ten seconds from reaching it when they felt that they wouldn't be able to make it back to the ship if they went any further.
3. Why does the author characterize Ed Mitchell as a truth seeker?
The author characterizes Ed Mitchell as a truth seeker because his attraction to science caused him to wrestle with his Baptist upbringing. He yearned for a way to have science and spirituality coexist.
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