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Arrow TV alert: NOVA's "Apollo's Daring Mission."

Watched it last night - 1 hour long documentary and very fascinating. We just passed the 50th anniversary of this mission.

I believe it will air again tomorrow (Friday) night - check your PBS listings.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-apollo-8-marked-a-critical-milestone-seven-months-before-the-moon-landing

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Old 12-27-2018, 07:15 AM
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I saw about the last half of it last night. Recommended.
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Thanks, I just set my DVR to record the 4:00 AM replay of it.
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I watched it too, bothe this AM and back in the day live, I was attending U of Miami at the time, we all piled in to 3 motorcycles and an old Alfa Romeo for the trip to the Cape, snuck in and watched it from one of the big towers on the site, great stuff!!!
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snuck in and watched it from one of the big towers on the site, great stuff!!!
Sweet! How loud was the rocket?

It had to have been near deafening.
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"These men are highly trained professionals. There is no way they would punch in the wrong number."
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"These men are highly trained professionals. There is no way they would punch in the wrong number."
Yeah that was great! I'm still shaking my head at what heroes these people were....
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Same here! Great progam!!
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Great program, I'm going to have to try and catch the first 15 minutes that I missed.
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Yeah that was great! I'm still shaking my head at what heroes these people were....
As one of the astronauts put it... "we weren't candy asses."
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As one of the astronauts put it... "we weren't candy asses."
Frank Borman was a tough sob.

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