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gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-22-2003 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..was 35 yrs ago yesterday. Doesn't it merit a mention in "Today in history"? I realise that REACHING the moon was the real achievement, but IMHO Ap8 was the understated achievement of the Apollo program.
Also, are there any plans for a 35th anniversary reunion? I know Anders and Borman shy away from publicity, but you'd think NASA would celebrate in some way.

Paul Bramley

ejectr
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posted 12-22-2003 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was mentioned yesterday!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-22-2003 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday's Today in History:

"1968: Apollo 8 launches aboard a Saturn V rocket towards a Christmas Eve rendezvous with the Moon."

FFrench
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posted 12-22-2003 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The crew had a personal, private reunion - along with their wives. Uniquely for an Apollo mission, all three crewmembers are married to three original wives.

FF

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-22-2003 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert,
My apologies - too much Christmas cheer must have resulted in clouded sight!

Paul

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