Weightlessness has its rewards.
In 1969 the astronaut, seen at right, clocked in at 35 pounds while padding around the moon’s soft terrain like a stuffed doll.
Los Angeles County conferred upon these two physical lightweights some pretty heavy honors.
In a down-to-earth ceremony on Tuesday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky conferred a scroll for life achievement to ballerina Yvonne Mounsey. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin got the same tribute one week prior.
Observers feel the weight of the moment. Two space travelers with a shared destiny. It brings to mind our favorite Max Fleischer cartoon:
For further scientific evidence, watch the astronaut drop a feather on the moon!
Read my story in the Los Angeles Times.