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NASA’s Apollo 11, Mars 2020 have same goal, collect Samples

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling President John F. Kennedy’s goal to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth on July 24th, 1969.

Among the mission’s many firsts was the acquisition and return of the first samples from another celestial body. Findings based on the 47 pounds (21.5 kilograms) of lunar rock and soil rewrote the textbooks on both the Moon and solar system, and the samples are still being studied today by researchers using new and more sensitive instruments.

From left to right: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon; 47 pounds (21.5 kilograms) of samples were brought back to Earth from that mission; the Mars 2020 rover, seen here in an artist's concept rover, will be taking the first planetary samples at Jezero Crater, Mars (on right). (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

From left to right: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the Moon; 47 pounds (21.5 kilograms) of samples were brought back to Earth from that mission; the Mars 2020 rover, seen here in an artist’s concept rover, will be taking the first planetary samples at Jezero Crater, Mars (on right). (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHouston, TX – NASA lands “Men Land On The Moon”.

Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around the world, echoing the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s bold challenge to the nation, made more than eight years earlier – to land a man on the Moon.

That part was successfully accomplished on July 20th, 1969. The second part of the challenge, the safe return to Earth, would have to wait four more days.

Eagle shortly after undocking. (NASA)

Eagle shortly after undocking. (NASA)

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NASA’s Voyage to Moon was Difficult but reaped Huge Benefits

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – When President John F. Kennedy said going to the Moon was hard, he wasn’t kidding

Much of the technology needed to get to the lunar surface and return didn’t exist at the time of Kennedy’s famous 1962 speech. And much was unknown. As NASA’s Apollo missions were being planned, there was concern that the lunar module might sink right into the surface or become stuck in it.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon near a leg of the lunar module during Apollo 11. (NASA)

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon near a leg of the lunar module during Apollo 11. (NASA)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Friday, May 17th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The 2019 National Police Week (NPW) is May 12th through May 18th. The Clarksville-Montgomery County local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Friday, May 17th, 2019, 10:30am at Clarksville Police Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street. The public is invited to attend.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day back in 1962, and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony set for Saturday, May 14th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The 2018 National Police Week (NPW) is May 13th through May 19th. The local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held May 14th, 2018, 10:30am at Clarksville Police Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street. The public is invited to attend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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NASA looks to make Traveling by Personal Air Vehicle a Reality

 

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdwards, CA –  There was a time when people and goods were moved through the crowded city on the ground, restricted to the busy street surfaces by necessity and gravity.

So, inspired visionaries considered new ways to get about town and dreamt of innovative flying machines that could safely transport passengers and ship cargo within the urban jungle by rising above the congestion below.

No, we’re not talking about the Wright Brothers in 1903.

This is the new era in air transportation that NASA and a community of government, industry and academic partners are working together on, right now.

An artist’s conception of an urban air mobility environment, where air vehicles with a variety of missions and with or without pilots, are able to interact safely and efficiently. (NASA / Lillian Gipson)

An artist’s conception of an urban air mobility environment, where air vehicles with a variety of missions and with or without pilots, are able to interact safely and efficiently. (NASA / Lillian Gipson)

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Celebrating Independence Day: Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Fourth of July message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Independence Day, a day of recollection and hope, we honor our Founders for their bravery and commitment to freedom, and we are reminded of what they accomplished by signing the Declaration of Independence.

The United States, throughout times of war and peace, economic booms and busts, has now stood for an amazing 241 years. Against impossible odds, a small group of dedicated individuals created a new country and revolutionized how people think about governing themselves.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s 2017 Memorial Day Message

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – I’m honored to serve as Mayor of the City of Clarksville, the home of Fort Campbell and a large number of military veterans and military families.

And it’s an honor to lead our Community on Memorial Day, as we honor and remember those service members who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in war.

It’s fitting, as well, to thank all who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their family members. We take time to remember their dedicated service and the sacrifices they have made.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony set for Saturday, May 19th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The 2017 National Police Week (NPW) is May 14th through May 20th. The local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held May 19th, 2017, 10:30am at Clarksville Police Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street. The public is invited to attend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Clarksville-Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

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Book Review: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville’s runner extraordinaire, is the inspiration for Pat Zietlow Miller’s The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, a children’s book beautifully illustrated by Frank Morrison. Published in 2016 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, it is a Junior Library Book selection.

Alta, a poor African American girl, dreams of running with Wilma Rudolph’s three gold medals around her own neck. Her shoes are full of holes that sometimes trip her as she runs, but she remembers that Rudolph was one of 22 children and had polio as a child.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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