Announcers: New Voice for Apollo

When Apollo 10 streaked smoothly on its course toward the moon last week, it did so with a difference. Paul Haney, for six years the cool and detached "voice" of Gemini and Apollo, was gone. His replacement on the air was Jack Riley, another laconic, low-key newsman, who sees his job not so much "as an announcer but as a supplier of information to the news media."

Riley sat at a blinking console in Mission Control, listening in on the space talk and efficiently translating the alphabet soup of acronyms and numbers to...

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