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Apollo 50th Sep 18
Apollo 14 astronauts Edgar D. “Ed” Mitchell (left) and Alan B. “Al” Shepard, Jr., (right) suiting up for a Lunar Module (LM) altitude chamber run at Kennedy Space Center, September 18, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Sep 17
Apollo 14 backup crew Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Joe H. Engle suiting up for EVA 1 training, September 17, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Sep 16
"The LM (Lunar Module)-10 (MSC-12 mockup) was the product of a five-month in-house project here at MSC by a team of engineers headed by Ralph Foster of the Flight Crew Support Division, EVA Branch Mockup Section." MSC press release, September 16, 1970.
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Apollo 50th 12h
NASA announced September 20, 1970, that Apollo 14 astronauts will set off 21 explosions during EVA 1 to create seismic waves for an active seismic experiment. An additional four explosions will be created by grenades launched from mortars.
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Rolf Sep 17
50 Years-: 17 September 1970 Ed Mitchell (left) and Al Shepard (right) suited up for altitude tests.
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Apollo 50th Sep 19
Nature magazine for September 19, 1970, has a photo of the Fra Mauro formation that is now Apollo 14's target. The Fra Mauro formation is named for the Italian monk and cartographer who created a 15th century map of Earth "mappa mundi".
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Rolf Sep 17
50 Years-: 15 September 1970 Dave Scott (left), Al Worden (seated), and Jim Irwin pose with a Rover simulator in Houston.
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Rolf Sep 17
50 Years-: 17 September 1970 1. Backup Commander Gene Cernan getting suited for EVA training. 2. Backup LMP Joe Engle getting suited for EVA training.
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Rolf Sep 17
50 Years-: 17 September 1970 Joe Engle (left), the backup LMP, stands next to the mortar pack while Gene Cernan, the backup Commander, works at the Central Station.
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Apollo 50th Sep 17
Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. “Jim” Irwin are on a geology field-trip to Buell Park, Arizona. Flight Directors Glynn S. Lunney and Gerald D. Griffin also attended, a first for Flight Directors.
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Amy Stamm Sep 15
Look what arrived in the mail today — my first ever published journal article!
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Apollo 50th Sep 15
Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott (left), Alfred M. Worden (center), and James B. “Jim” Irwin (right) in Building 5 at MSC in Houston, Texas. The MSC-12 mockup lunar module and lunar rover were scrutinized by the three for the trainer readiness review.
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Apollo 50th Sep 18
"The Moon is the only other planet we can hope to study in sufficient detail for close comparison with our own ... It is as if we were trying to understand North America by examining Plymouth Rock." Dr. Preston E. Cloud, Jr., Science magazine, September 18, 1970.
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Gio Pagliari Sep 19
Interesting website of Tim Furniss Flight International magazine’s spaceflight correspondent from 1984 to 2006 Digitized news scrapbooks and videos
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Apollo 50th Sep 17
The Apollo 15 Saturn V IU (Instrument Unit) has been raised and stacked on Mobile Launcher 3 in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center.
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Apollo 50th Sep 17
"The remaining Apollo missions are needed to secure an understanding of the Moon which may be the only planetary object with the very ancient history recorded in its surface rocks." Dr. Harold C. Urey on Apollo program cancellations, Washington Post, September 17, 1970.
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Mike Constantine Sep 16
It been 5 years since the Kickstarter campaign for Apollo: The Panoramas which ended up at 800% funded! The hardcover book features over 50 hi-res Apollo Panoramas with comments from 4 Moonwalkers Available at
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Apollo 50th Sep 15
Paine: "There is no question that the first exploration of the Moon that Neil Armstrong here, and Mike Collins, Bill Anders, and all of the rest of you on this team have embarked is only a beginning."
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Apollo 50th Sep 13
"I am greatly disturbed by both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget cut and the decision by NASA to cancel both Apollo 15 and Apollo 19." Professor G. J. Wasserburg, Letters to the Editor, New York Times, September 13, 1970.
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Apollo 50th Sep 12
The U.S.S.R has launched the uncrewed spacecraft Luna 16. Launch time at Baykonur was 6:26 p.m. on September 12, 1970. This is the first Luna spacecraft since Luna 15, which crashed into the Moon on July 21, 1969, the day after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon.
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