53.14-15: "You look like the first girl on the moon": Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969,¬ three months before VN¬ set about¬ TT. Neil A. Armstrong and Michael Collins on the moon were repeatedly¬ reported and broadcasted over the world. I have no idea whether or not VN had a special interest in the project, but he must have seen the news.

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EDNOTE. ¬ VN was enchanted by the moon landing and even rented a TV set to see it. ¬ There is also a fragment of verse ¬ about it.