With Charles Conrad


While on location in Florida with the BBC filming her TV series, Dame Shirley visited Cape Canaveral.

She met Charles Conrad, a true moonraker.


Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr. (1930 – 1999), was an American astronaut and the third man to walk on the Moon.

He also described himself as the first man to dance on the Moon.

He served on Gemini 5 and 11, Apollo 12, and Skylab 2 missions.

He died in a motorcycle accident.


“If you can’t be good, be colorful.” – Personal motto

“Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me.”

— as he stepped onto the lunar surface for the first time.