Tag Archives: Jim Lovell

Apollo 13: 50 Years On

Last month marked the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 13, which launched on 11th April 1970, intended as the third manned mission to land on the Moon. Its commander, Jim Lovell, would be the first man to fly in space four … Continue reading

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Apollo 8: 50 Years On

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 8 mission gave the world an especially exciting Christmas, as it became the first ever manned space flight to leave Earth orbit and travel to the Moon. The crew of Apollo 8 consisted of commander … Continue reading

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Meeting astronaut Jim Lovell!

Last year, my dad and I went to see Apollo astronaut Ken Mattingly give a lecture in Pontefract, organised by Space Lectures. This year, the same organisation persuaded an even more famous astronaut to come over to the UK: none … Continue reading

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