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The next issue was published 1 week later and contains interviews with the astronauts about their experiences...Luna, you will be in heaven. Stay
Thanks for the old newspaper clippings - this whole thing was such a vivid memory for me. It's hard to believe it was so long ago!!!
How well I remember this. I remember being in school and our teacher went out of the room suddenly, then came back in and sat in front of us and said, "let's pray for our astronauts". I didn't know what was happening until she explained it all to us and there was a somber mood all day in school. Finally, when the astronauts were safe and back home, the whole nation and the whole world seemed to have a huge sigh of relief! The film about the event with Tom Hanks was excellent and the ingenuity involved in getting them back home safely is mind-boggling.
Thank you for this amazing group of articles and photos Jill and Taran. The amount of work and care that went into it really shows and it's much appreciated! Well done!
lunazure wrote:Poor Swigert indeed had a rep amongst his peers for being a goofball and a bit unpredictable. At the same time, he MUST have been a fantastic pilot, despite reports. After all, he survived to die on the ground from a stupid disease like cancer. So all of that casts some light on the character in the movie.
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