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50 years ago today

Started by maurice clark, 10/11/2018 10:07PM
Posted 10/11/2018 10:07PM Opening Post
50 years ago today.

The launch of Apollo 7. An 11 day mission to check out the command and service modules. The success of this mission was critical to the plans to send Apollo 8 to the Moon 2 months later.

Despite a near mutiny by the crew, the mission very successfully marks NASA's return to manned missions following a 2-year hiatus due to the Apollo 1 fire.

When you compare the bold and rapid steps taken by NASA in those early days, one has to wonder what has happened to the drive and ambition.... sad

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