THIRD MOON LANDING ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo program , the third to land on
the Moon. It was the last of the "H missions", targeted landings with two-day stays on
the Moon with two lunar EVA’s, or moonwalks. The crew for the nine-day mission included , from left to right, Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, Commander Alan
Shepard, and Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa. Shepard and Mitchell made their lunar landing on February  5 in an area originally targeted for the aborted Apollo 13 mission. During the two lunar EVS’s, 93 pounds of Moon rocks were collected and several surface  experiments were conducted. Commander Shepard hit two golf
balls while on the lunar surface with a make-shift club he brought from Earth.

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       Commander Alan Shepard hitting a golf ball on the lunar surface

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                          Autographed golf ball used by Shepard

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEENA DAVIS ~ 55 TODAY

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Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis  is an actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women’s Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in The Fly (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), and The Accidental Tourist (1988), for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2004, she won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for her role in Commander in Chief on ABC (2005 – 2006).

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                          Geena Davis as Veronica in The Fly

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     Geena with her 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting  Actress

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A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM SPACE ON THIS DATE IN 1968

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           The Apollo 8 Astronauts, from left to right,were mission Commander
            Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot William Andres, and Command
            Module Pilot James Lovell. After coming out from the back side of
            the Moon,the crew read ten verses of the book of Genesis from the
            Bible. This was during a Christmas Eve TV broadcast, a portion
            of this broadcast is below.

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        The crew members of Apollo 8 were the first Americans to directly
        see the far side of the Moon and the first humans to see the planet
        Earth from beyond it’s low orbit.

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LAST MOON MISSION ON THIS DATE IN 1972

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Today marks the day of the sixth and final lunar
landing mission of the NASA Apollo program.

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The crew of Apollo 17 was, left to right, Commander
Eugene A. Schmitt, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison H.
Cernan, and Command Module Pilot Ronald E.
Evans (seated).

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Schmitt took this picture of Cernan posing with the
American flag on the moon’s surface.

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MEN ON THE MOON FOR A SECOND TIME

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Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the moon was
launched on this date in 1969. The flight crew  included
Commander Charles”Pete”Conrad, Command Module
Pilot Richard F. Gordon and Lunar Module Pilot Alan L.
Bean. The mission ended on November 24th with a
successful splashdown.

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