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Space aviation geezers unite!

Question asked by foxglove on Nov 5, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2016 by iahflyr

This one's actually for space geeks of all ages, but those of a certain age will likely relate to this post the most. This past weekend the "Friends" group of the local animal shelter held its annual bazarr/garage sale. Donations and turnout were fantastic, and the group made some $6,000 for the animal shelter and animal control services. A call went out for boxes to package the leftovers, which were donated, depending on the items, to Goodwill, Habitat, and Hope House. At the bottom of one of the boxes, Lady Foxglove found the following front section of the Atlanta Journal from July 21, 1969, the day after Apollo 11's landing and moonwalk. It's a time capsule in and of itself.


Most of the front section was devoted to the moon landing and EVA. Even Tricky Dick got in the act.


But there were some other newsworthy events goin' on, like a war. And Thor Heyerdahl was following up his Kon-Tiki voyage with Ra:


And Teddy was making news:


And then there were the ads of a bygone era. Back then, it was "Smoke 'em if you got 'em." Ah, yes, a two-pack!


And then there were the movies. Oh, to be Jack Lemmon.


And finally, the editorial cartoon, with a little 2001-esque influence: