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  • Astronaut Jim Lovell says "There is a Santa Claus!"

    The TransEarth Injection, TEI, was planned for just after midnight on Christmas Day. A successful burn would put Apollo 8 on its way back home and Houston control listened carefully […]

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  • Christmas Eve and orbiting the Moon

    At 2:55 AM (Houston time) Apollo 8 was go for LOI (Lunar Orbit Insertion) burn. After travelling 234,000 miles the crew of Apollo 8 were about to go into a […]

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  • Apollo 8 enters lunar gravitational field

    Apollo 8 began to speed up as it entered the moon’s gravitational field today. Capcom Jerry Carr asked the astronauts what they could see and Bill Anders  responded, “Nothing. It’s […]

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  • Forty years ago!

    At 7:51 AM on 21 December 1968, a vehicle over 363 feet high leapt into the sky. The beast burnt 20 tons of fuel per second. More in one second […]

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  • Post Wright Brothers Day

    Yesterday one hundred and five years ago, Wilbur and Orville Wright, showed the world what dreams were made of when they flew four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Today, […]

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  • 1st week of December 1941

    The first week of December 1941 changed our nation forever. On 01 December the keel of USS Yorktown (then USS Bon Homme Richard) was laid at Newport News shipbuilding in […]

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  • Thanksgiving – A day early and 65 years ago

    Today marks the 65th anniversary of the US Navy’s first successful night intercept on 26 November 1943 by LCDR Butch O’Hare, air group commander of Air Wing 6 on the […]

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  • Veteran's Day on the YORKTOWN

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. My wife’s grandfather, D. K. McGill was on his way to the front […]

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  • CV-10 from the Patriots Point Marina

    Patriots Point Originally uploaded by joel8x A great shot looking north from the marina at YORKTOWN and the new Cooper River bridge taken in March 2008.

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  • Call the ball!

    “Call the ball,” is the traditional welcome of the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) to an arriving pilot attempting to land aboard a very small, pitching deck at sea. Welcome to […]

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