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These Times

Imagining some times of our lives

If you could have been present at an event that occurred sometime, somewhere in your life, what event would you choose?

What would I choose?

Thanks for asking.

■ I would have liked to be in the South Pacific on April 12, 1970, when the Apollo 13 astronauts put their feet on the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima. Much of the world had been riveted by the struggle to return the crippled ship to Earth after a malfunction aborted its mission to the moon. Imagine witnessing those men who had spent the previous few days untethered to Earth, perhaps wondering what it feels like to freeze or burn to dea...


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