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A Second Hero of Apollo 12's Launch

There’s a second hero on the launch team of Apollo 12’s Mission Control.

Apollo 12 was struck by lightning 37 seconds after liftoff. That you know. 1,170 more words


John Aaron, Steely-Eyed Missile Man

The behemoth stands out, tall and mighty.  It’s alive, hissing and groaning.  The metallic surface expands and contracts from the cool fuel loads within, creaking and pinging.  1,191 more words


November 14 - The White Stuff

The first American to walk in space, Edward Higgins “Ed” White, was born on November 14th 1930, in San Antonio, Texas.

The son of a distinguished USAF major general, it was probably obvious from an early age that flying would figure big in his career, and after graduating from West Point in 1952 he joined the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant.   238 more words

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Space Art

In the late 1960s renowned artist, Forrest Myers, wanted to create an art museum to be placed on the moon. He convinced six prominent artists to contribute to the project, including Andy Warhol, and had 16 copies made of the item. 56 more words