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The Falcon Has Landed

On July 31, 1971, the first Lunar Rover Vehicle, built by Boeing, was deployed as part of the Apollo 15 moon mission.  It enabled astronauts David Scott and James Irwin to explore near the Hadley Rille and Apennine Mountains. 448 more words

"To go overseas to show our best side"

“…one of the most encouraging manifestations of the American spirit”

John F Kennedy

the distinguished young couple

“Remember, Jack,” the young wife said, “Bobby’s, John’s and Caroline’s birthdays are all this week.” “Yes, dear, I understand,” her overworked husband replied as they headed toward Dallas on a brisk Friday morning. 68 more words


Letter: Marketization of politics here to stay

Re: The shameful marketization of politics, July 24.

While many no doubt share opinion writer David Moscrop’s dismay at the description of citizens as customers, clients and beings requiring price coding to fit micro demographic groupings, no one should be surprised that this “marketization” is taking place. 194 more words


The Best "Dear John Letter" Ever Sent??

In 1947, years before she met John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier sent her high school boyfriend what is maybe my favorite Dear John letter of all time. 68 more words

Self Help

So Much to Lose by William J. Rust

In So Much to Lose: John F. Kennedy and American Policy in Laos (University Press of Kentucky, 376 pp., $40) William J. Rust offers a meticulous account of President John F. 458 more words

Vietnam War


The 1960s was a day-glo-colored decade, filled with campiness and folly; It began when President John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on January 20th, 1961, and afterwards he would promise a “golden age” to America, but that would never happen-he was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, and the… 283 more words