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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930


Neil Alden Armstrong
(August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) He was
born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Neil Armstrong was a astronaut, aerospace engineer, test pilot, and professor
who became the first person to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. He spent
8 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, and 30 seconds in space. He took his first flight
at the age of six, when he and his father took a ride in a Ford Trimotor plane
in Warren, Ohio.

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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1972


The Apollo 16 crew: Thomas K. Mattingly II, command module pilot;
John W. Young, commander; and Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module
pilot.

Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program,
the fifth and next to the last to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands. The second of the so-called "J missions," was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST. The mission lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and
51 minutes, and concluded at 2:45 PM EST on April 27, 1972.

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TIM MAGUIRE


Apollo 13 crew from left: Fred Haise, Jack Swigert, and James Lovell. 


James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr. became 88 in March.


Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. turned 82 in November.


John Leonard "Jack" Swigert, Jr.
(August 30, 1931 – December 27, 1982)


Swiger died of respiratory failure due to cancer.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS DEAD AT 85


Edgar Dean
"Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016)

MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth
man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from
Apollo 13’s “successful failure”, has died in Florida.

His his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said he died Thursday night at a West
Palm Beach hospice after a short illness. Mitchell’s passing coincides with
the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.

 

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Carlotta Bradley

         

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