Biography – John A. Hamley – NASA

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Date: 2021-01-08T09:16-05:00
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OPINION: This story of a famous photograph starts and ends in Kansas

Fifty-two years ago today, Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific after taking humanity’s first swing around the moon.

The mission was a triumph of science, discovery and American determination. But in an undeveloped roll of film in the capsule was an image that might be the mission’s most lasting achievement, a self-portrait that continues to inspire hope that we just might transcend our worst impulses as a species.

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As a kid I would sprawl in the grass in the big yard beside my parents’ house in Baxter Springs and stare into the night sky. I remember the hazy summer nights, the sharp glitter of the stars in winter, and the whine of trucks on nearby Highway 66. And I remember during the long months of 1968 being frightened, because my parents were frightened.

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Remembering some of those for whom the bell tolled during 2020

Illustrative image | Sources: South African photographer George Hallett. (Photo: Mary-Ann Daniels) / Football icon Diego Maradona. (Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Leon Sadiki) / Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg. (Photo: Leila Dougan) / Advocate George Bizos. (Photo: Gallo Images / Jon Hrusa) / Anti-apartheid activist and ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni. (Photo: EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT) / US actor Chadwick Boseman. (Photo: EPA-EFE/NINA PROMMER) / Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. (Photo: EPA/TANNEN MAURY) / Mexican chemical engineer Mario Molina. (Photo: EPA/CHEMA MOYA) / Musician Manu Dibango. (Photo: ANTONIO MUCHAVE) / Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) / NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson. (Photo: EPA-EFE/NASA)

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Date: 2020-12-28T10:24:28+00:00
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Neil Armstrong: The Right Stuff

As regular readers know, we are big fans of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Folks like John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, and Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon, were our heroes.

According to his biography on the NASA website, he transferred from his status as a test pilot to being an astronaut in 1962. He was the command pilot on the Gemini 8 mission in 1966 and performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.

He, of course, is most famous as spacecraft commander for Apollo 11 when he became the first man to land a craft on the moon and then first man to step on it.

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