#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.
#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.
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.
#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.
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.
“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:
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."
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: