Last Thursday I arrived for my volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight only to discover a press conference was about to start and we were all invited. 178 more words
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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
Flown gold-tone tie tack pin carried on the Apollo 12 mission, approximately .75″ in diameter, depicting an American flag against a lunar background. Raised text on the reverse reads: “Flown to the moon by an intrepid crew, Apollo XII, November 1969, Conrad-Gordon-Bean.” In fine condition. 8 more words
Nov 14, 1851:
On this day in 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in… 1,460 more words