A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"

“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

November 15, 2008

Space Races

November 1968 - USSR
On November 10, 1968, the Soviets successfully launched the unmanned Zond 6, which carried a biological payload around the moon and photographed the lunar surface.

November 1968 - USA

In November 1968 the Amercans were in the final prepartaion and training stages for the Apollo 8 "Manned Moon Orbit" mission. Apollo 8 was launced on December 21, 1968 and entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve.

November 2008
India sends probe on to the Moon

"The lunar surface viewed by the Moon Impact Probe on its descent India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan 1, has sent a probe on to the surface of the Moon. The probe, painted with the Indian flag, crashed into the Moon's surface at 2034 (1504 GMT), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. During its controlled plunge, it took readings including measurements of the composition of the Moon's atmosphere. The mission is regarded as a major step for India as it seeks to keep pace with other space-faring nations in Asia..." BBC .

Deep peace of the night stars to you... Rob
Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian proverb

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