TIL Neil Armstrong was given the option to replace Buzz Aldrin with Jim Lovell because NASA was aware that “Aldrin’s personality grated on several of the other astronauts”. Armstrong kept Aldrin and felt Lovell deserved to command his own moon mission, the ill-fated Apollo 13

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