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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE - APRIL 22, 2004

 

This is a picture of a couple of rockets in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. I meant to post this on the 17th of this month, marking the anniversary of the return of the Apollo 13 crew members. 

 

Apollo 13 is a marvelous movie! I have lost count of exactly how many times I have watched it, but I am sure I not quite done yet. And if you like it as much as I do, may I recommend From the Earth to the Moon. It is a splendid documentary on the Apollo Space Program, hosted and produced by none other than Tom Hanks.

 

If not for anything else, viewers will always remember their Apollo 13 experience by way of the two very cool punch lines - "Huston, We have a Problem" and "Failure is not an option." 

 

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Oh, by the way, the second of those two lines is attributed to Gene Kranz, the NASA Flight Director in Mission Control during Apollo 13, played splendidly by Ed Harris. And guess what, Kranz is a Virginia Tech alumni alumnus!

 

 

 

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