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"Nine and one-half years ago, in May 1961, we announced a National goal: to achieve, before the end of the decade, a manned lunar landing." NASA Acting Administrator Dr. George M. Low, October 22, 1970.
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Apollo 14 astronauts Alan B. “Al” Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. “Stu” Roosa and Edgar D. “Ed” Mitchell are training at Kennedy Space Center on October 22, 1970, on the first day of Simulated Network Simulations (SNS) with both the flight controllers and flight crew.
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Apollo 11 astronauts and Soyuz 9 cosmonauts at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, on October 22, 1970. Left to right: Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., (), Vitaly Sevastyanov, Andriyan Nikolayev, and Neil A. Armstrong.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
The Apollo 14 Saturn V Launch Vehicle (LV) service arm overall test has been completed October 21, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
"Mowing the Kennedy Space Center's 2,400 acres of grass is a full time job, and from June through September we never quite get caught up." Chief of KSC's Roads and Grounds Section Harrell W. Cunningham, KSC press release October 21, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
"I guess our parents wouldn't let us play with fireworks when we were kids, so now we are making up for it." Apollo spacecraft ordnance installation expert Bob Watlington, KSC press release October 21, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
Project Mighty Mouse launched its first two rockets from Kennedy Space Center but did not trigger any lightning strikes. The project is now run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which was formed earlier this month on October 3, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
The Committee of German Parliament Defense will tour Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center on October 21, 1970. The delegation will be welcomed by KSC Director Dr. Kurt H. Debus, who emigrated from Germany in late 1945.
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Apollo 50th Oct 21
An event indicator panel on a flight controller's console being demonstrated at the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, on October 21, 1970. The labels correspond with flight controller consoles in the Mission Operations Control Room.
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Apollo 50th Oct 20
A review board to investigate the Crawler-Transporter no. 1 accident has been appointed by KSC Director Dr. Kurt H. Debus on October 20, 1970. Apollo 14 launch preparations will continue using Crawler-Transporter no. 2.
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Apollo 50th Oct 20
Two registered mail shipments of Apollo 12 lunar samples, mailed from Nassau Bay, Texas, to New York City on September 28, 1970, have gone missing from the post. Total lunar material in the shipments is 13 grams. The Post Office Department is investigating.
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Apollo 50th Oct 20
Apollo 14 astronauts Edgar D. “Ed” Mitchell (left) and Alan B. “Al” Shepard, Jr., (right) train for EVA Extravehicular Activity) no. 1 with the Active Seismic Experiment (ASE) "thumper" that will allow astronauts to detonate small explosions on the Moon.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
Cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov placed wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for Apollo 1 astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee on October 19, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
The Crawler-Transporter no. 1 has had several steering cylinders damaged in a mishap at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, on October 19, 1970. The accident happened during checkout following extensive maintenance work.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
"Apollo 11 demonstrated, while the world watched, that we can accomplish the most difficult of all technical tasks." NASA Acting Administrator George M. Low, October 19, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
Sites for the final two Apollo missions, announced by MSC Deputy Director for Biomedical Engineering Richard S. Johnston on October 19, 1970 at the AIAA annual meeting and technical display are Descartes and Marius Hills.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
Glynn S. Lunney, shift 4 flight director for Apollo 13, has presented a paper on "Discussion of several problem areas during the Apollo 13 operation" to the seventh annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics meeting and technical display.
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Apollo 50th Oct 19
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics annual meeting and technical display begins in Houston, Texas, on October 19, 1970. The event is themed "Aerospace for Man's Needs" and will run through to the 22nd including a special session Apollo program report.
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Apollo 50th Oct 18
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., () welcomed touring Soviet cosmonauts Andriyan Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov of Soyuz 9 at Washington National Airport on October 18, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Oct 17
The eleventh annual USN Pacific Missile Range Space Fair is being held October 17-18, 1970, at Point Mugu, California, and lunar samples from Apollo are being exhibited.
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