Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

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05/20/2020
2019 Inspiring Dreams at Cradle of Aviation Gala 720p

Happy Birthday Cradle! 18 Years of Inspiring Minds to Dream Big. Please help us to inspire the next generation to dream big for the next 18 years. We need your support to reopen our doors and continue our mission. Please continue making a donation and helping our community. https://bit.ly/2zacUXt

The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is proof that dreams can come true. From Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight to the Lunar Module lan...

OTD: May 9, 1969 #Grumman getting ready for #apollo10 launch on May 18th, 1969. Apollo 10 was the fourth crewed mission ...
05/09/2020

OTD: May 9, 1969 #Grumman getting ready for #apollo10 launch on May 18th, 1969. Apollo 10 was the fourth crewed mission Apollo program, and the second to orbit the Moon a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all the components and procedures just short of actually landing. Crew members included Astronauts, Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan, and John Young. Tom Stafford was our special guest at our Nov 2019 Gala. #apollo #grumman #lunarmodule #lunarmodulepilot #apolloprogram

Tune in to NASA today for updates on first crew launch
05/01/2020
NASA to Host Preview Briefings for First Crew Launch with SpaceX

Tune in to NASA today for updates on first crew launch

With the first mission to return human spaceflight launches to American soil now targeted to lift off May 27, NASA will highlight the historic flight with a series of news conferences Friday, May 1, that will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

04/28/2020
Space Traveler: Apollo Missions at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Space.com came to visit the museum in early March. Check out this great video interview from Chelsea Gohd with Curator Joshua Stoff

See the Lunar Module (LM) that would have flown to the moon if there was an Apollo 19 mission and much more at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island, ...

OTD: On April 27, 1972, #apollo16 crew John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly. Apollo 16 was the second expedition ...
04/27/2020

OTD: On April 27, 1972, #apollo16 crew John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly. Apollo 16 was the second expedition to bring a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) along. The astronauts spent more than 20 hours exploring the surface of the Moon, driving 16.6 miles in their LRV, gathering 210 pounds of samples, and setting up a package of instruments and experiments. #museumfromhome #apolloprogram #lunarrover #spacehistory #nasa #otd
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Remembering #Apollo16. Last year at our 50th Anniversary Dinner, Charlie Duke (Lunar Module Pilot) who had made multiple...
04/22/2020

Remembering #Apollo16. Last year at our 50th Anniversary Dinner, Charlie Duke (Lunar Module Pilot) who had made multiple visits to Grumman in Bethpage for many years as an astronaut remarked, “I was really and always impressed with esprit de corp, the work ethic of all the Grumman employees. We really got along together well. Grumman did a really really great job. Gave me the ride of my life, especially the ascent stage. If you listen to that transcript, What a ride, what a ride. And that took us back into orbit again. We had a tremendous spacecraft and it’s all do the hard work of these workers And the support we got.” #grumman #lunarmodule #spacehistory #charlieduke #lm #lem #whataride #spacelflight #spaceexploration #gratitude #apolloprogram #apollo #museumfromhome

OTD: We're bringing the museum to you. Looking back at the #apollo16 mission & the artifact we have in our Mission to th...
04/21/2020

OTD: We're bringing the museum to you. Looking back at the #apollo16 mission & the artifact we have in our Mission to the Moon case. One artifact that went to the moon and came back. #apollomission #lunarmodule #spacehipster

Join us Live this Thursday, April 23rd for a Live Lesson on Sky Watching with the Cradle's own #EducatorTom. Try it. It'...
04/20/2020

Join us Live this Thursday, April 23rd for a Live Lesson on Sky Watching with the Cradle's own #EducatorTom. Try it. It's Fun. What's up? The Basics of Sky Watching.

Learn all about the basics of sky watching: using one set of stars to find another, learning the difference between a star and planet in the sky, and enjoying some stories of the stars. #EducatorTom will guide you through this week’s sky with humor and confidence (in that order) as he introduces kids and grown-ups alike to the lighter side of the night sky.

What's up? The Basics of Sky Watching.

Learn all about the basics of sky watching: using one set of stars to find another, learning the difference between a star and planet in the sky, and enjoying some stories of the stars. #EducatorTom will guide you through this week’s sky with humor and confidence (in that order) as he introduces kids and grown-ups alike to the lighter side of the night sky.

This week remembering Apollo 16, the fifth mission to land men on the moon and return them to Earth. It was also the sec...
04/20/2020

This week remembering Apollo 16, the fifth mission to land men on the moon and return them to Earth. It was also the second flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Apollo 16 landed in a highlands area, a region not yet explored on the Moon. #museumfromhome #apollo16 #spaceexplorationvehicle #spacenerdsforlife #lunarrover #lunarvehichle

04/17/2020
San Diego Air & Space Museum

Live from San Diego Air & Space Museum with Apollo 13 Crew and Mission Control. Celebrating Triumph over tragedy. After stay tuned for a watch party with Cradle Curator Josh Stoff at 7pm

Fifty years ago today Apollo 13 splashed down after one of the most incredible missions in NASA history. Apollo 13 is a true American success story and is only being shared exclusively by the San Diego Air & Space Museum. To Donate, Text "APOLLO" to 44-321 or visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org/donate.

04/17/2020
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Staring now from NASA TV LIVE Apollo 13 50th Anniversary – Documentary: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg

And join us at 5pm as we watch a live chat from San Diego Air & Space with Apollo 13 Crew and Mission Control Directors followed at 7pm with a Watch Party with the Cradle's Curator, Josh Stoff.

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

04/17/2020
NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Starting now from NASA TV Apollo 13 50th Anniversary – Splashdown and Recovery Coverage as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13. Stay tuned throughout the day as we bring more coverage followed by a Watch Party this evening at 7pm with Cradle Curator Josh Stoff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21X5lGlDOfg

Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we dis...

04/17/2020
Cradle of Aviation Museum

#apollo13 #apollo50 Splashdown. Today we celebrate victory.

Today we remember and celebrate all the intellgence, the spirit, the postitive attitude, and the teamwork of all the individuals who refused to give up until they found a solution to bring our heroes home. Come back to our page starting at 12:50 as we watch video clips and live events followed by a Watch Party hosted by Cradle Curator, Josh Stoff.

04/17/2020
Apollo 13 Film Live Chat

Live Chat about Apollo13 Movie from National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Enjoy!

Join us Thursday, April 16 at 8 pm EDT for a virtual film club discussion about the film "Apollo 13." Space journalist Jeffrey Kluger and space history curat...

04/16/2020
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Live now from Smithsonian Air and Space with Jim Lovell

We're live with Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell and curator Teasel Muir-Harmony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13.

Watch on Facebook Live on the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution and STEM in 30 pages or at this link: http://facebook.com/airandspace/live

And tune in every Thursday at 1 pm EDT until the Museum reopens for more Air and Space Live Chats.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to hear from some of our favorite heroes...
04/16/2020

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to hear from some of our favorite heroes...

Join us this Friday, April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. Pacific Time for a rare opportunity to hear from the key players from the famous Apollo 13 Mission during a Facebook Live event right here at San Diego Air & Space Museum. You’ll hear first-hand stories from the men who were there during one of NASA’s finest hours, including Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Mission Lead Flight Director Milt Windler and Flight Directors Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin and Glynn Lunney. What was to become America’s third Moon landing quickly changed into a rescue mission to save the lives of Haise and his fellow Apollo 13 Astronauts Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert. You won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime special event!

Liftoff for Apollo 16 April 16, 1972 as Young, Mattingly, and Duke begin their journey.
04/16/2020

Liftoff for Apollo 16 April 16, 1972 as Young, Mattingly, and Duke begin their journey.

T-Minus 2 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at that beautiful lifeboat that did far more than it ...
04/15/2020

T-Minus 2 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at that beautiful lifeboat that did far more than it was built for. When dreams were shattered but teamwork, intelligence, communication, ingenuity, courage, faith, & pure grit saved the day. #MuseumFromHome

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04/13/2020
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Fifty years ago Monday (April 13), Apollo 13 "had a problem."

Half a century later, mission commander Jim Lovell and lunar module pilot Fred Haise recounted some of the details from their 1970 flight in a new interview with collectSPACE. "It was a feeling of, 'Holy cow! We have something really wrong here,'" said Lovell of the explosion that left Apollo 13 on its mission of survival.

T-Minus 3 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown. It's April 13, 1970 & right after a TV transmission & routine ...
04/13/2020

T-Minus 3 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown. It's April 13, 1970 & right after a TV transmission & routine maintenance, everything changed. Houston, we've had a problem. Remembering the ingenuity & teamwork that followed. #weshallovercome

04/12/2020
Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum

T-Minus 4 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown. Day 2 of Mission taking a look back at the role of Mission Control Director from Milt Windler's perspective.Enjoy. #weshallovercome #museumfromhome

04/11/2020
Cradle of Aviation Museum

Remembering the Launch of Apollo 13 50 Years Ago Today

T-Minus 5 to #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown. It's launch day. Looking back at this historic journey & being reminded of triumph over tragedy through teamwork. Photos from NASAhistory
& Apollo Flight Journal. #weshallovercome
@museumfromhom @apollo_50th
#Apollo13NOW

04/10/2020
Apollo 13 - Extra material: The Lost Moon

T-Minus 6 #apollo13 #apollo13now #apollo50 countdown to splashdown taking a look back at "how we got back" #weshallovercome https://youtu.be/Y7UylgJhJqM

Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11,...

T-Minus 7 #Apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back & remembering the trust, respect, & admiration shown ...
04/09/2020

T-Minus 7 #Apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back & remembering the trust, respect, & admiration shown working together to overcome tragedy. Flight Dir. Gerry Griffin w/ LM Pilot Fred Haise @ 50th Anniv. Apollo event last June . #museumfromhome #WeShallOvercome

T-Minus 8 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at gratitude for quality work and effort. #WereAllInT...
04/08/2020

T-Minus 8 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at gratitude for quality work and effort. #WereAllInThisTogether #museumfromhome

So many great ways to recognize the 50th Anniversary of #apollo13
04/08/2020
NASA Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 ‘A Successful Failure’

So many great ways to recognize the 50th Anniversary of #apollo13

As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission – which has become known as “a successful failure” that saw the safe return of its crew in spite of a catastrophic explosion – the agency is sharing a variety of resources, recognizing the triumph of the mission control team and the...

T-Minus 9 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at the round the clock selfless efforts being made...
04/07/2020

T-Minus 9 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at the round the clock selfless efforts being made to save others. #gratitude #HealthcareHeroes

T-Minus 10 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown 4/6/70 w/ Haise, Lovell, & Mattingly in front of launch pad. "The...
04/06/2020

T-Minus 10 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown 4/6/70 w/ Haise, Lovell, & Mattingly in front of launch pad. "The mission stands today as example of the dangers of space travel & of NASA's innovative minds working together to save lives on the fly. https://bit.ly/2JOeX5r

04/05/2020
Apollo 13 - 16-mm magazine 1193-K

T-Minus 11 to @apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown looking back at some interior footage from Apollo Flight Journal and remembering triumph over tragedy.

Apollo 13, 16-mm magazine 1193-K. 00:23 Shots of Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert reviewing the CSM Entry Checklist. 01:04 Shot pans around to include Fred Haise....

T-Minus 12 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown being reminded in a letter from #nasa to Grumman of the confidenc...
04/04/2020

T-Minus 12 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown being reminded in a letter from #nasa to Grumman of the confidence in how a well built machine will perform once again #weshallovercome #wereallinthistogether #MuseumFromHome

T-Minus 13 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown being reminded of successful improvisation, teamwork and raw cour...
04/03/2020

T-Minus 13 #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown being reminded of successful improvisation, teamwork and raw courage. #Wereallinthistogether #museumformhome

CURATOR's CHOICE: We asked our Curator, Josh Stoff to select and share some insights on interesting YouTube clips. Learn...
04/02/2020
The Apollo 12 Landing - Curator's Choice Video Collection

CURATOR's CHOICE: We asked our Curator, Josh Stoff to select and share some insights on interesting YouTube clips. Learn more about the Apollo 12 Moon Landing. Do you have a favorite "From Earth to the Moon" episode. Share with us your favorite episode. https://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/virtual-museum/curators-choice-video-collection/apollo-12-landing-scene.html

Cradle of Aviation Museum Historian and Curator, Josh Stoff, curates interesting short YouTube videos and provides commentary.

T-Minus 14 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown remembering and being grateful for quality management, teamwor...
04/02/2020

T-Minus 14 of #apollo13 #apollo50 countdown to splashdown remembering and being grateful for quality management, teamwork, and communication when tragedy occurs.

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