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Part of the Club

I traveled to Carol Jenzano’s home this past weekend to conduct more research about Morehead Planetarium’s astronaut training program in the 1960’s and 70’s. I drank from a fire hose of stories, documents, and photographs, and supped on finally-solved mysteries and good company. 581 more words

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#4 Forged in Rocket Fire and Sprinkled with Moon Dust

I want to tell you a story of a friendship. A friendship between two women that turned into four women. A friendship that dreamed of the stars. 807 more words

Alan Bean

From Tragedy Came Triumph

Our modern society, certainly the prosperous United States, handles tragedy much more differently than ancient societies as those lived by historic figures such as Aristotle. From modern fiction to television and films, we’re practically conditioned to ignore, mask, redefine, even attempt to rewind long-term, inevitable considerations of the human condition. 2,431 more words

Changes In Plan

#MoonWalk Day 188, 1303.2 km

Well… I forgot about walking today, until after it was dark. Then I remembered I was about 3500 steps away from the end of Leg 2. 373 more words

Walking

Astronaut Dick Gordon has died

In March of 1964, Dick Gordon first set foot in Morehead Planetarium for training, coming back six other times over the next four years. He worked with trainers in Morehead’s dome and classrooms, learning how to align his spacecraft with the stars. 116 more words

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Farewell, Dick Gordon

Hi, everyone,

It’s a sad day. Today we’ve been met with news that retired astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon, Jr. has died. He was 88. 81 more words