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.