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When Judgment Trumps Skill

“A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill.” — Frank Borman, commander of Apollo 8… 12 more words


TMBP Extra: Time to leave the capsule

Today, Jan. 8, marks David Bowie’s birthday. We’ve noted Bowie’s birthday here before, purely as an afterthought in conjunction with the fact it’s also Elvis Presley’s birthday. 1,001 more words

John Lennon

A Day Late...

I was meaning to start my blog yesterday. It’s only a day late. Hopefully, the rest of my year won’t be like this.

Photography is very important to me. 172 more words


This Day in History Dec 27 2014 Radio City Apollo 8

Dec 27, 1932:

Radio City Music Hall opens

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in… 469 more words


1968: Apollo 8 Returns To Earth

July 21st, 1969 is a date etched in history as, at 20:18 Coordinated Universal Time Neil Armstrong became the first human being to step foot on the Moon’s surface. 311 more words

Historical Events

Still waiting for Santa

‘Please be informed, there is a Santa Claus”
Command Module Pilot James Lovell, Apollo 8, Christmas 1968

On 21 December 1968, Apollo 8 launched into space and its astronauts – Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, became the first people to orbit the Moon. 326 more words


Merry Christmas—from The Moon!

In 1968, that is.  That was the first time that man had ventured beyond LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) and traveled to another celestial body.  To be sure, the crew of Apollo 8, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders never reached deep interplanetary space, but it was still a momentous, daring step to travel to the Moon, circle it 10 times, and return to the Earth.   301 more words