Tuesday November 22nd 2011

Thought for the Day

“Be thankful for problems.
If they were less difficult,
someone with less ability
might have your job.”

~ Jim Lovell
(1928-)



*James Arthur Lovell, Jr.

File:James Lovell.jpg | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBorn: March 25, 1928 Cleveland, Ohio

A former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to have flown there twice without making a landing. Lovell was also the first person to fly in space four times.

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