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17 April 1970 – Odyssey returns to Earth

On this day 43 years ago, the Command Module Odyssey splashed down.
Apollo XIII

I remember – as if it were yesterday – being glued to the TV watching the coverage of this glorious disaster.  It was inspiring.
But we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Of touch downs and splash downs

Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747.
Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity and … Continue reading

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EXPLOSION ABOARD ODYSSEY! 42 years ago on Friday 13th

Jimmy Akin reminded me today that it is the anniversary of the day an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module of Apollo 13 on its way to our great natural satellite’s Fra Mauro Highlands, named after the 15th c. … Continue reading

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