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November 21, 2018

BO CUNNINGHAM, Command module pilot, Apollo 18

At various times Barton “Bo” Cunningham (b. 1943) has been one of the most respected pilots in the NASA astronaut corps and one of its most infamous. An early, celebrated career as a test pilot together with a reputation fo...

November 20, 2018

ED LOVETT, Commander, Apollo 18

Edward Stanford Lovett (1933–1973) was born in Hyde Park, New York, to the prominent New York Lovetts, an illustrious family in the political history of the State of New York during the 20th century. After declining to follow both his fat...

November 19, 2018

AL BORDEN, Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 18

Albert Robert Borden (1938-1973) grew up in Monterey, California, and attended the University of Southern California, where his boyish enthusiasm and brilliant mind resulted in a doctoral degree in geology faster than anyone in U...

November 15, 2018

SANDY CUNNINGHAM-BATES, Sister of Bo Cunningham

Sandra “Sandy” Cunningham-Bates (b. 1947) was raised with her only sibling, Bo Cunningham, in Long Grove, Illinois. A mathematics prodigy, Ms. Cunningham was recruited by Massachusetts Institute of Technology mathematician...

November 14, 2018

Mrs. JOAN LOVETT, Wife of Ed Lovett

Joan Joyce Lovett (b. 1936) has described her first encounter with future husband Ed Lovett as “fate.” While on a Hudson River boating trip with classmates from Rutgers University, then-Joan Hampton was involved in an accident that re...

November 13, 2018

PETER PELLARIN, U.S. Congressman, retired

Peter “Pete” Pellarin (b. 1934) ran for public office first in 1968 when he was elected to the Boston City Council. Pellarin ran a campaign in which he aggressively targeted the Boston Corporation Counsel’s office for what Pella...

November 12, 2018


Michael “Mike” Anthony Russo (b. 1940) began his long career at the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1971. In 1973 he was appointed by then-director William Ruckelshaus to lead the investigation into the Apollo 18 incide...

November 10, 2018


In 1968, drawn by the countercultural currents of the 1960s, Katherine “Kate” Parrish-Borden (b. 1950) moved from her home in Virginia to the west coast of Florida, where she lived among the so-called “Cocoa Creatures,” an itineran...

November 9, 2018


Frederick Arthur Calder (b. 1933) traveled an unusual road to his storied career as a NASA flight director. After completing a masters in physics at Cornell University, Calder was graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959. Calder...

November 8, 2018

Twenty-five years after the return of Apollo 18, filmmakers David Dodson and Mark Dodson (in first and second photographs) sat down with those most intimately connected to a tragedy that will forever be associated with the end of America's manned exploration of the moo...

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Only One Witness Knows The Truth... BO CUNNINGHAM

November 21, 2018

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