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NASA Wants Lovell’s Apollo 13 Checklist Back
2012-01-06 12:44:19

Apollo 13 commander James Lovell is trying to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that played a part in bringing the spacecraft back home safely, but NASA is saying not so fast. Heritage Auctions sold the document in November for over $388,000, which went for about 15 times its initial list price. The checklist was used during the Apollo 13 mission by Lovell to try and calculate how the astronauts would be able to return home.  The...

Notebook From Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Sells Big At Auction
2011-12-01 09:07:47

It was during the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon that astronauts reported the immortal words, “Houston, we've had a problem.” During that incredibly risky flight back to Earth, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home. The notebook with those calculations was auctioned on Wednesday of this week in Dallas where it was sold to an unidentified American collector who paid $388,375 for piece of history,...

2011-01-10 10:44:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, presented by Learjet, will be held on January 21st at the Beverly Hilton. Considered the most prestigious and important recognition event of aviation, it's an intimate, memorable, and historic evening of entertainment. Morgan Freeman, the "Voice of Aviation" presents the "Flown West" tribute to the Legends lost. John Travolta, the Ambassador of Aviation, will present the...

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2009-03-31 14:20:00

NASA will honor astronaut James "Jim" Lovell, Jr., with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his contributions to the U.S. space program. During a ceremony Friday, April 3, Lovell will accept the award at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Md., and present it to the museum for display. NASA is giving the Ambassador of Exploration Award to the first generation of explorers in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs for realizing America's goal of...

2008-12-26 14:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Space Exploration, the leading collaboration of space industry businesses and advocacy groups, announced today the release of a statement by James Lovell, who served as part of the crew of Apollo 8 - the first human voyage to a celestial body in December 1968. Apollo 8's successful mission to orbit the Moon paved the way for Apollo 11 to realize U.S. President John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon before the close of the 1960s....


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grass-comber
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