More for the anniversaries

As I nearly correctly mentioned in the last post, it is the 29th anniversary of STS-1, the first shuttle mission, the 40th anniversary of the time “Houston, we’ve got a problem” was called out and the 49th anniversary of the day Yuri Gagarin went for a wander in a capsule.

Celebrations of Yuri’s Night or Cosmonaut Day have taken place across the surface of the globe and also on the International Space Station. The ISS received a call from the Russian President Medvedev.

The Sky at Night Magazine celebrates by putting a disc on its cover containing archive footage and a half hour documentary on the events of Apollo 13.

Meanwhile, Mission Commander Jim Lovell has spoken to the BBC about his memories of those days four decades ago.


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