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May 14, 2010 [More archived home pages here]

Closing The Apollo 13 Circle


The above image is, Keynote Speaker Gene Kranz

Today's song is Everyone's Gone To The Moon by Jonathan King, released in 1965.

On my previous home page, May 10, 2010, I wrote about my involvement in PMI-SD. Wednesday night at the 2010 PMI-SD Annual Conference the Keynote Speaker, Gene Kranz, gave a Keynote Speech. See this page of pictures too.

In Gene's presentation he told his side of the story of the Apollo 13 Moon Mission in April 1970. It was a memorable experience to hear what he had to say. I had the chance after Gene's presentation to speak with him and shake his hand. It is a proud moment in my life. Twenty-four years ago I heard firsthand, Jim Lovell's side of the same story. Having met both men that are part of history is one of life's special pleasures.

Gene and others prominent NASA figures continue to persuade President Obama and Congress to not cancel future Moon missions. I agree with Gene's team of advocates. Probably because I heard President Kennedy's Speech about going to the Moon back in 1961 on TV. I was a space fan from the start. I watched or listened to many of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights along with numerous other NASA programs. Americans spent a lot of money on space projects. Many of those expenditures helped create educational programs that benefit our society today in so many fields.

Will other nations beat us back to the Moon? Time will tell. My answer is for us to be there first. Wednesday night Gene Kranz closed that circle for me in his perspective's favor.

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On Tuesday, I saw the new movie, Iron Man 2 at my favorite theater shown below.

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This article, Working overtime may harm the heart, study says reminded me of three people I knew 30 years ago, that worked themselves that way, one died. They would work 12 hours a day six days a week for weeks on-end. Their individual bodies finally made them stop.

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A look at how malloc works on the Mac.

Don


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