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Today in 1966, Gemini XII splashed down and Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell were welcomed aboard the recovery aircraft carrier, USS Wasp.

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#OTD 1966: Gemini XII Crew Returns to Earth. Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) on left, Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 & 13) on right.

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#OTD 53 years ago, Jim Lovell'>Astronauts Jim Lovell and @TheRealBuzz  Aldrin lifted off on Gemini XII, the final flight of Project Gemini. As the astronauts strode toward their spacecraft, they showed off the “The End” signs on their backs to mark the program's final launch.

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On this day in 1966, Gemini XII launched, commanded by Jim Lovell and piloted by Buzz Aldrin:

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#OTD 53 Years Ago! The launch of Gemini XII Demonstrating the cramped nature of the Gemini spacecraft, this view of Gemini XII shows Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin in what became their orbital home for four days in November 1966.

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The most successful weekend in Space Lectures’ history. The great Jim Lovell 🚀🚀🚀🚀

Following his embarrassing Oscar loss to Braveheart, @BrianGrazer  says "I sit in my seat… with the loser sign emblazoned on my forehead… and Jim Lovell reaches over Tom Hanks and Ron Howard and grabs my wrist and he says… 'I never made it to the moon either!' " #ACawards  7/

@michaelray90  I @laylamorano  @EmilyThornberrynce  interviewed Jim Lovell. I asked how he kept his cool on Apollo 13. He said a test pilot is trained to prioritise problems in order of how likely they are to kill you, then go down the list and solve them. If you get the order wrong you die. This also applies to politics.

During the Apollo 13 post flight press conference in 1970, astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise thanked their wives for their support during the mission. Lovell — on behalf of bachelor John Swigert — thanked a crew of Continental Airlines ‘stewardesses’.

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#OTD 49 years ago, Apollo 13 launched with astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise on board. The next few days became severely tense as the whole world watched NASA Flight Dir Gene Kranz lead a team that worked around the clock to rescue the Apollo 13 astronauts.

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HAPPY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY December 24, 2018. Fifty years ago, Apollo 8 entered Lunar Orbit, carrying the first humans ever to reach the Moon: Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, Bill Anders. Bearing witness to Earthrise, they read in turn, the first ten verses of Genesis from the KJV Bible.

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“The vast loneliness up here of the Moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth. The Earth from here is a grand oasis to the big vastness of space”—Jim Lovell The iconic 'Earthrise' was taken 50 years ago today:

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#TBT 2009 when Sally Ride, Jim Lovell and I took a windy drive with and then Annie Liebowitz captured our moon gazing.

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“But seeing the Earth at 240,000 miles, my world suddenly expanded to infinity.” - Jim Lovell, Apollo 8 astronaut #SpiritofApollo 

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“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth": On this night 50 years ago, the Apollo 8 crew, the first humans to travel to the moon, read from Genesis to the largest audience in history. Thank you to Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders for expanding our horizons.

The crew of Apollo 8 took this photo, later dubbed "Earthrise," #Today  in 1968. During a broadcast that night, pilot Jim Lovell said "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."

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51 years ago today Jim Lovell and I returned to Earth completing our Gemini 12 mission leading the way to #Apollo .

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50 years ago today on Veteran's Jim Lovell'>Day Jim Lovell and I launched into orbit on #Gemini12  to demonstrate rendezvous & docking and space walking.

Apollo 8 launched #Now  (7:51 am EST December 21) in 1968 with astronauts Frank Borman, Bill Anders, and Jim Lovell. This was the first crewed spacecraft to travel beyond low Earth orbit and to orbit the Moon. More on Apollo 8:

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