May 18, 1969: Headed for the launch pad, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford pats the nose of a stuffed Snoopy held by Jamye Flowers (Coplin), astronaut Gordon Cooper’s secretary.
Remember Apollo 10 - Launched This Day in 1969.
Launched May 18, 1969, this mission was the prelude to the first Moon-landing. All three members of the crew would fly in later Apollo missions. John Young & Gene Cernan would make return trips to walk on the Moon, while Tom Stafford would command the Apollo-Soyuz mission.
“I don’t know where I am. I just know I’m running. Sometimes it’s like I’ve lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I’m born. I live. I die. And always, there’s The Doctor. Always, I’m running to save The Doctor again, and again, and again. And he hardly ever hears me, but I’ve always been there. Right from the very beginning. Right from the day he started running.”
In my opinion, one of the best things humanity has captured on video. Done in 1979 by Voyager 1 as it approached Jupiter.
This footage is hypnotizing. It will never fail to blow my mind that the rest of the universe exists and is real and out there waiting to be discovered.
Happy 87th Birthday to the New York Rangers!
The NHL awarded a franchise to George Lewis “Tex” Rickard on May 15, 1926. The New York media immediately dubbed the new team “Tex’s Rangers,” and Rickard decided to adopt it as the official name of the team. Hence, the New York Rangers were born!
Five goals and one shutout later, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals in Game 7 and move on to the next round of the playoffs. - May 13, 2013
After 6 agonizingly close games, the Rangers finally broke the Capitals, to take the series. The Rangers win a Game 7 on the road, for the first time in their 80+ year history, and come back from an 0-2 deficit for just the second time in team history. Lundqvist becomes the first goaltender in over a decade, to post shutouts in Games 6 and 7 of a series.
Now the Rangers head to Boston, for the first post-season matchup between the teams since 1973.