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40 Years

July 16, 2009

The Apollo crew were 48 hours and about 160,000 miles away from Earth and sound asleep.  Since there was nothing for them to do, Cliff Charlesworth, flight director on duty at the time, mercifully allowed the boys to rest.

After consulting with the flight surgeon.  Extensively.  That’s how Charlesworth rolls.

I Imagine he'll call Houston and say, "We've landed."

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  1. July 16, 2009 2:33 pm

    As an ardent devotee of the space program, and greater human achievement in general, I appreciate your recent posts. July 16th is also the date of the trinity explosion and the impact of Shoemaker-Levy 9. A great day for palpable science, it was.

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