ON NOVEMBER 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and of the high-speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the Moon. A 70mm camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth, and take a series of photographs from “high apogee.”
This photograph was made as the Apollo 4 spacecraft, still attached to the
S-IVB (third) stage, orbited Earth at an altitude of 9,544 miles.
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SOME OF YOU have been watching Christmas movies! The five of you who offered a guess were all correct. The sign for the Columbia Inn (in Pine Tree, Vermont) is shown in the scene from “White Christmas” when the car arrives from the train station carrying Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. It’s all fiction, of course, but a fun movie–with some great music and dancing–nonetheless. It has become a Christmas classic.
Just in case you’re interested in more, here’s a link to 15 Things You Didn’t Know about “White Christmas.”
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ALMOST NOT WORTH evaluating this page, there are so few points to mention. But we’re looking at details, so:
- I’d have cut the rules above and below the nameplate to keep them from running across the football player photo in the left teaser. Or…run the nameplate in front of him (as it is here) with the rules behind him.
- We could have trimmed a bit off the top of the smaller foot pantry photo. There’s nothing but wall there.
- I don’t understand why that smaller photo is in the shadow box with the infobox. Just a goof?
- Only three lines of text above the Trexler photo. I’d have moved the photo to the bottom, above the jump line.
- As noted on a previous page, there’s too much space below the nameplate. Let’s set a standard of two picas of space there, please.
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