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MISSION CONCLUDED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the u.s.Apollo space program and the
first flight of the Command/Service Module with the Lunar Module. Its three-man
crew, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David
Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, was launched on March 3
and
spent ten days in low Earth orbit testing several aspects critical to landing
on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, the
life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. The
mission was the second manned launch of a Saturn V rocket.


Apollo 9  splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

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MUSIC LEGEND NEIL SEDAKA IS 77 TODAY


Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Pop singer and composer of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" in 1962, Neil Sedaka
has had nine #1 hits like "Bad Blood" and "Laughter in the Rain." His mother
worked a part time job to pay for the family’s first piano. Neil attended the
Juilliard School of Music’s Preparatory Division for Children. Sedaka‚Äôs career
has spanned more than fifty years and he’s written with lyricists Howard 
Greenfield and Phil Cody.

 

 
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