Hawaii and the Apollo Astronauts

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Recently a story made the circuit telling of rare photos of the astronauts on geology field training, particularly in Hawaii. Despite some rather massive “never-before-seen” hyperbole by the press (they’ve been around for years); the story appears to have originated from Rob Kelso, executive director of the Pacific International Space Center. Kelso went on search for the photos to document … Read More

The Strange Case of the Zambian Space Program

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Edward Makuka was an optimist. Beginning in 1964, Makuka headed up a space program started by newly-independent Zambia – a program designed to land an African on the Moon, and catch up to the Soviet Union and the United States in the space race. After serving with the British in World War II, Makuka became a grade school teacher. After … Read More

Are you a Turtle?

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The Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles began in World War II among pilots. Legend traces the order to the 8th Air Force in England, among pilots flying daytime bombing missions over Germany. The Turtle Creed: “Turtles are bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, fearless and unafraid folk with a fighter pilot attitude. They think clean, have fun a lot, and recognize the fact … Read More

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