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of demarcation between whatever it was that we were allowed to have
exclusively for LIFE and what was not exclusively for LIFE. So, in
some form or the other, the personal life of the astronauts and their
wives were what we were buying, and the rest was in the public
domain. It was a pretty good deal for the astronauts. They rather
liked it, although, as time wore on, they became more and more uncom-
fortable about having to fend off the other press in favor of us.
And I think, as time wore on, they got to feeling rather uncom-
fortable about what really came down to practically invasion of
privacy. They never had any privacy because there was always some
LIFE fellow looking in the bathroom or something. [laughter] It sort
of wore itself out ultimately.
Did you have any interesting memories of doing things with them?
You weren't involved?
I went down to Kennedy--what was it called before that?
It was called--what the base was down in Florida. I met quite a few
of them, but I didn't have any close relations. But it was an
enormous undertaking. I think it was quite good for LIFE, because,
obviously, that was where you got more information about this
incredible phenomena, leaving the earth for the first time in
history. You got more in LIFE than you got anywhere else. So that
obviously had to be good for us.
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