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Geeky Talk's Weekly Hype

It’s Monday and that means another week filled with geek. This week most of the hype seems to have something to do with space except for the new season of… 738 more words


The Thrilling Story of the First Time Astronauts Left Earth's Orbit

When the history of human space flight in the 20th century is finally, fully written, it will not be the triumphant lunar landing of Apollo 11… 2,010 more words

David's Diary - December 16, 1968

Monday, December 16, 1968

Debby 4 months old.

Up after 9 today. We had breakfast—Bonnie was feeling lousy. I worked on my Greek paper, did the pastoral Christmas letter; stopped at about 2 to fix lunch. 1,036 more words


Apollo 8

A book making some buzz for May is APOLLO 8 : THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON by Jeffrey Kluger. While we are probably all familiar with the terrifying story of Apollo 13, the very first mission to the moon has not been well documented. 214 more words


Earth Day

When the crew of Apollo 8 returned this image on Christmas Eve of 1968 they took turns reading the first ten verses from the book of Genesis, which is about life and creation. 61 more words

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

On Feb. 15, 2017, people paying attention to the US human space flight program were startled to learn NASA was considering putting a crew aboard the first flight of the SLS rocket system. 438 more words


Michael Bitsoff's Brief Discussion of Elon Musk's Proposed Civilian Moon Flights

(Photo: Rossbarranco at English Wikipedia-Public Domain)

With the NASA Space Shuttle circuit program long over, the Space Center in Houston recently unveiled NASA 905—the designator for the Boeing 747 that once ferried Shuttles on their backs across the country for decades. 239 more words