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The Enterprise — Jan. 28, 1959

January 28, 2012
By HOWARD RILEY (hjriley@adelphia.net)

Fifty-three years ago Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower was President of the United States; Edmund G. (Pat) Brown had just been elected Governor of California and U.S. Space Chief, T. Keith Glennan announced that the new federal space agency had picked 110 rugged young Americans as candidates for the first manned space flight. Just imagine, ten years later, on July 20, 1969 we had a man on the moon.

 
 
 

 

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