Kennedy challenged the nation to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth" before the end of the decade. With the flight of Apollo 45 years ago this month, NASA achieved that goal a second time.
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The original Apollo 13 crew. From left to right are: Commander, James A Lovell, Command Module pilot, Thomas K Mattingly and Lunar Module pilot Fred W Haise. Commander Lovel: Bring back traditional flying skills.