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Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died.

A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86.

Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969.

He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days.

Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, including 31 hours on the moon.

His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement he died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him.

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About the time he got married, he pretty much started painting full time to fully document the six lunar landing missions.

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He'd been in the Fort: http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/20180512/4th-man-to-walk-on-moon-takes-ill



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Hmmm... Clint Walker. What role did ha play in the film by the way? Maybe Jesus's favorite disciple...
Walker broke into the Hollywood scene after landing a role in the classic film "The Ten Commandments."


 Mystery solved:

Clint Walker Clint Walker ...Sardinian Captain

 



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Saw a thing on C-Span today talking tu tree Astronauts... It is the opinion that with radiation and the effects of weightlessness that it will be about another 100 years before we could land on Mars...


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Doubtful most of us will be around ta witness anybody makin' the journey and surviving long enough to tell us what Mars is like!

In any case NASA continues their work as if they'll put somebody  out there any day now.

Meanwhile there's daily feedback from the rovers that are still crawlin' around on Mars tu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_of_Mars#Current_status

Much ado about...who the hell knows?



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If the late Hall of Famer Stan Musial was the greatest Cardinal of them all, then fellow Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst easily could be called Mr. Cardinal.

Mr. Schoendienst, who died Wednesday evening (June 6, 2018) at home in Town and Country at age 95, wore the Cardinals uniform longer than anybody else in the franchises long and storied history and was the oldest living Hall of Famer.

He played for the Cardinals from 1945-56 and again from 1961-63. He coached for the 1964 world champion Cardinals and managed the Cardinals from 1965-76, winning National League pennants in 1967-68 and a World Series in 1967.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/hall-of-famer-red-schoendienst-dies-at-he-was-mr/article_d32f81fe-c286-5023-8667-10b0fc89b206.html



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RIP Red. Great guy.

Little "Snippy", the Bob Gibson fan, will never forget the '67 WS. Bob pitched three complete games, allowed three runs total for the Series, and shut 'em down at Fenway in Game 7.

50 years ago, in 1968, they'd go on to another great Series (Gibson pitches three complete games again) and lose Game 7 to Detroit on an unscored Kurt Flood "error"* that ended up with Flood at The Supreme Court.

It was the healing that Detroit needed. They make movies about shit like that.






*- wet grass, killed the Reserve Clause.

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I got a couple Red Schoendienst TOPPS baseball cards of his manager days with the Cards.




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Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

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Anthony Bourdain, the chef and gifted storyteller who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

 



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Dude was my inspiration, travel wise and culinary.
Sad.

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I sure wasn't expecting to learn Anthony Bourdain is no longer with us first thing
Friday morning. Bothered me all day. I got into the "Cooks Tour" first airings on the
Food Channel and Mrs Krink loved the guy. I still have VHS tapes of Cooks Tour and
then "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel which I have on DVD's. I have a couple
of his books. The CNN series is/was very good. The man has done everything in his
lifetime and stop it right there. I can understand and help from a transiting Sun square
Neptune.

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Danny Kirwan has died, Fleetwood Mac guitarist in their blues days:

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) Danny Kirwan, a key force in Fleetwood Macs bluesy three-guitar attack of the late 60s and as a singer and songwriter on the groups transitional albums of the early 70s, died Friday. He was 68.

No details about his death were immediately available. The bands founding drummer Mick Fleetwood acknowledged Kirwans passing in a statement for the group on his Facebook page Friday evening.

Danny was a huge force in our early years, Fleetwood wrote. His love for the blues led him to being asked to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, where he made his musical home for many years.

Dannys true legacy, in my mind, will forever live on in the music he wrote and played so beautifully as a part of the foundation of Fleetwood Mac ... Thank you, Danny Kirwan. You will forever be missed!

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Dominic Joseph "D.J." Fontana, the longtime drummer for Elvis Presley who helped pioneer the backbeat swing of rock and roll, died Wednesday, The Tennessean reports. He was 87.


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elvis-presley-drummer-dj-fontana-dead-at-87-w521520



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Pipes FC wrote:

Dude was my inspiration, travel wise and culinary.
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 Pipes, I was wondering, does that mean you'll try eating anything?



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