Monthly Archives: December 2018

FTV: Apollo 8 – Part 2

      In Part 1, we used Robert Kurson’s book ROCKET MEN (Random House 2018) as a reference to examine how NASA stepped away from their normally cautious process of training crews for space missions over an 18 month period.  The idea was to keep ahead of the Russians in the Space Race when intelligence reports […]

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From the Vaults: Apollo 8

      “Are you out of your mind?” he yelled into the phone.  “You’re putting the agency and the whole program at risk!”  The ‘he’ above would be NASA Administrator James E. Webb. On the receiving end of his tirade were his deputy at NASA, Thomas Paine, and the director of the Apollo Manned Lunar Landing […]

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