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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
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NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise' photo

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Forty-five years ago three NASA astronauts became the first men to orbit the moon, and in the process captured the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photograph.
Ananth Baliga
Metro-North train derailment caused by excessive speed

Metro-North train derailment caused by excessive speed

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The commuter rail train that derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx was going more than 50 mph faster than it should have been at the time of the crash, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 25, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Apollo 13 crew reunites 40 years later

Apollo 13 crew reunites 40 years later

CHICAGO, April 13 (UPI) -- Apollo 13 astronauts said at a Chicago reunion they fear space enthusiasm is being diminished because there are no plans to send an American back to the moon.
NASA to honor Astronaut James Lovell

NASA to honor Astronaut James Lovell

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it will honor astronaut James Lovell Jr. for his contributions to the U.S. space program.
Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

Apollo 8 crew plans to reminisce

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Nearly 40 years after the U.S. space agency sent Apollo 8 astronauts to the moon, those adventurers are planning a public reminiscence.

NASA plans to honor late astronaut Swigert

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor the late U.S. astronaut John Swigert Jr. with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, March 25, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 25, the 84th day of 2006 with 281 to follow.
By United Press International

NASA honors Apollo moon walker Buzz Aldrin

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- NASA will honor former astronaut Buzz Aldrin for his involvement in the U.S. space program with the presentation of the Ambassador of Exploration Award.

Man kills ex-girlfriend's new partner

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Scottish man who killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend because he resented the victim's relationship with his baby son has been sentenced to life.

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Today is Friday, March 25, the 84th day of 2005 with 281 to follow.
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James Lovell
Former Apollo 7 and Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell speaks on his experiences at NASA during a press conference on the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing at NASA headquarters in Washington on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr., (born March 25, 1928) is 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 do so without making a landing. Lovell was also the first American to fly in space four times.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio to a Czech mother, Lovell's family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Juneau High School and became an Eagle Scout. His father died in a car accident when Jim was young and, for about two years, he resided with a relative in Terre Haute, Indiana.

As a boy, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models.

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