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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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JaiGuruDevaOm,   Good to hear from you, and thanks re the book cover.

You can easily get the book at http://www.amazon.co.uk (softcover or e-book).

There have been a number of web postings pertaining to the "Apollo 11 hoax." They are mostly based on the photographs taken by the crew (shadows, sun ,...).

After you've read the book, let me know if you still suspect a hoax!mal-evans

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February 1962. While Brian Epstein knocked on frigid London doors hoping to get his boys a contract, John Glenn readied himself for the most important moment of his life – in fact, one of the most important of the 20th century.

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Kennedy had challenged his country to get a man to the Moon and back by the end of the decade, presumably ahead of the Communist Soviets.

That was a laugh!

The Soviets had already sent a man orbiting the Earth, while the U.S. had just two measly cannonball shots under its belt.

On February 20th1962, after no less than ten delays, Glenn finally went up - the first American to orbit the Earth.

However, in the middle of the mission it looked like disaster would strike: A light in the cockpit suggested a loose heat shield. Had this been the case, Glenn would have disintegrated upon re-entry (as would a Space Shuttle decades later), and today’s political map might look quite different.                                                                                                                                 Of course he didn’t disintegrate; instead, he got a ticker tape parade down the canyons of Manhattan.

 

To his credit, Glenn never financially cashed in on his fame.

He remained a civil servant, becoming a four-time Senator from Ohio.

At the ripe age of 77 …. he returned to space on a Space Shuttle.

He’s still the oldest man to have flown in space.

Glenn turned 90 this past year.

Happy Birthday John Glenn!

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Dont know if you saw it or not ITSWD but the Beatles Examiner has posted a review of your book. Quite complimentary to the book and yourself it is.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
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Nice article in the Wall Street Journal on Into the Sky with Diamonds and Beatle/Space memorabilia.
(Of course, for those of you who don't know me, I'm MUCH better looking in real life than in the picture...). http://on.wsj.com/A67nc3
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You have a copy of I Want To Hold Your Hand SIGNED BY THE BEATLES? And you thought for some reason this wasn't worth mentioning until now? And that edition of Datebook SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON? Oh my. You're so very, very lucky.

Great article too.

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Joe, thanks.  It's actually the sheet music for "I Want To Hold Your Hand" that I have signed by all four, but I love it. Although it was their 4th hit overall, in the U.S. it's still considered their first hit, since that's the song that made them famous here. Emotionally, it is for me, that's for sure.

I have other neat Beatle things, but maybe that'll be for another post. (Some of the items are "simply" the Beatles' signatures on a record or a book, but my favorites have a story behind them like the Datebook Lennon autograph). [Come visit!]

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The picture or memorabilia that accompanies the article shows dolls of Paul and John that belong in the same set my older cousins had displayed on their walls when I was just a little kid.

http://on.wsj.com/A67nc3

Those were the cousins that turned me on to the Beatles.

That just brought back a flood of mighty fine memories, Doctor. Thanks a ton!mal-evans

And I'm with Joe - if it's possible to photograph more of your collection, I would enjoy seeing more.

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OK, here's an inexpensive piece of memorabilia.

I like it because the depiction of the Yellow Submarine is very different from the one we've come to know and love. This is basically a fish with a periscope.

It gives me the opportunity to ask people who visit, "Any idea why this yellow submarine is so different from THE Yellow Submarine?"

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Sleeve of the US single for Yellow Submarine?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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