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The April 12, 1981 launch at Pad 39A of STS-1, Columbia.

Is the Best Truly Behind America?

I was two years old when man first landed on the Moon (obviously I don’t remember that moment), but I was old enough to catch and remember snatches of later missions on TV before the Apollo program was ended. Now, America has to hitch a ride to the international space station with the Russians. In those days, we were not afraid to dare to dream…or do. The hour is late. What do you want for America: greatness, or mediocrity?

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Neil Armstrong on the Moon

The Excitement and Satisfaction of Walking on the Moon

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” stated Neil Armstrong, JULY 20, 1969, as he became the first man to walk on the moon. He, along with Colonel Aldrin, landed their lunar module, the “Eagle,” and spent a total of 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon’s surface before redocking with the command ship “Columbia.” Addressing a joint session of Congress, September 16, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong stated: “To those of you who have advocated looking high we owe our sincere gratitude, for you have granted us the opportunity to see some of the grandest views of the Creator.”

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President Nixon visits Apollo 11 crew in quarantine

All the People on This Earth are Truly One

Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy JULY 16, 1969, being the first mission to walk on the moon. In Proclamation 3919, President Richard Nixon stated: “Apollo 11 is on its way to the moon. It carries three brave astronauts; it also carries the hopes and prayers of hundreds of millions of people…That moment when man first sets foot on a body other than earth will stand through the centuries as one supreme in human experience…I call upon all of our people…to join in prayer for the successful conclusion of Apollo 11’s mission.”

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Dr. von Braun became Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center on July 1, 1960.

A Superior Rationality Behind the Existence of the Universe

The father of the American space program died JUNE 16, 1977. He developed the V-2 rocket for Germany before emigrating to the US, where in 1958, he launched America’s first satellite. He was director of NASA and the U.S. guided missile program. His name was Wernher von Braun.

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Apollo Astronaut Speaks at Community Breakfast

Apollo Astronaut Speaks at Community Breakfast

The Faith & Hope Community Breakfast was held this morning in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Ballroom. The keynote speaker was astronaut and retired Brigadier General Charlie Duke. Duke was CAPCOM for the first Apollo mission to land on the moon, Apollo 11. He inadvertently affected the crew lineup on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and eventually walked on the moon himself during Apollo 16.

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They Slipped the Surly Bonds of Earth

They Slipped the Surly Bonds of Earth

On the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986, recall the words of President Ronald Reagan: “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.'”

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