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Apollo 12 Flown Tie Tack

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

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The Earth's *other* satellites

We all know the Earth has one moon, right?


Well, it sure seems like an obvious answer.  Sure, there are a bazillion artificial satellites, and probably some dust and stuff, but the Moon is our only moon.   968 more words


This Day in History Nov 14 2014 Moby-Dick Benjamin Franklin Volcano erupts Billy The Kid Apollo 12

Nov 14, 1851:

Moby-Dick published

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


Alan Bean: Moon Dust in every Painting...

I’ve been re-reading Andrew Smith’s excellent book, Moon Dust. Published about 10 years ago it’s an absorbing series of tales that came out of Smith visiting, talking to and recording the thoughts of the last 9 people to ever have walked upon the surface of the Moon. 716 more words

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It’s hard to believe here in the 21st Century but there are actually people who foolishly believe that we never landed on the moon. Here in the U.S. 1,181 more words

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Alan Bean: The Artist Astronaut

A whole host of unlikely Cold War characters – from spies to presidents – have had secret ambitions to become artists. And that also includes astronauts. 189 more words

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