Neil Armstrong’s closet: What I found when I went through the belongings of the astronaut in my family.
Just a bit of interesting stuff here about what it's like to know an ex-astronaut.
Incidentally, I will probably always remember the names of the Apollo 12 astronauts (Conrad, Gordon, Bean) because my sister at the time was living in the US and sent me a mission patch which she got from somewhere or other. (Actually, she was probably living in Alabama at the time.) I had it sewn onto a shirt or jacket, I forget which.
I think I have mentioned before that I spotted Apollo 11's Michael Collins in the bookshop of the Air and Space Museum in Washington when he used to run it. I also saw Andy Thomas give a talk once.
Thus ends my list of proximity to astronauts.