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Apostles of Apollo


The Apostles of Apollo
The Apostles of Apollo.

I am presently reading a very interesting book that I happened to come across whilst browsing through Amazon.co.uk a week or so back. It is a little known story but one that had to an air of secrecy about it, because of the sensitivity that revolved around the symbolism, politics and religious implications of those who would eventually takes those first steps upon The Moons surface. The title of the book is ‘The Apostles of Apollo’  Carol Mersch. Continue reading Apostles of Apollo

. . . . I fully intended . . .


my brain hurts
Women – can’t live without them – but trying to figure out what their thinking . . .

‘ . . . . they said try to do some Creative Writing . . . . it will help you to express your feelings . . .

So I did.

Avoid any subjects that make you feel sad; stir up negative thoughts; you need to start concentrating on subjects that lift your spirits and perhaps creating a blog could be a way of sharing your thoughts with a wider audience.

Continue reading . . . . I fully intended . . .

. . . . If you are interested . . . .


Following on from my earlier post and alluding to the “Christmas Lecture” that Carl Sagan delivered in 1977, I am posting a link to the last lecture of the series.

It is at the end of this lecture, that Carl Sagan produces the dandelion and then proceeds to blow the seeds into the auditorium, as a metaphor for humanity sending his robotic emissaries to explore the Solar System and beyond.

 

Continue reading . . . . If you are interested . . . .

Apollo 8 – 45 Years On . . .


Earth seen rising in a lunar sky.
The first picture of our home planet – seen rising in an alien sky – witnessed by humans in orbit around another world.

Forty Five years have elapsed since Apollo 8 and its three-man crew – Frank Borman (commander), Jim Lovell and William Anders – became the first three humans to break free of Earth orbit and set sail towards our Moon.

This was a bold and untried adventure, venturing further from Earth than any humans had before. Apollo 8 had been originally intended to be the first full up test of a man rated Saturn V launch vehicle, taking with it a Lunar Module and carry out a full test of the Apollo Command Module, Service Module and Lunar Module in Earth orbit.

 

Continue reading Apollo 8 – 45 Years On . . .