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Apollo 14 Heads for Home

Fifty years ago this Sunday (February 7, 1971), the crew of Apollo 14 left lunar orbit and headed for home. They watched this Earthrise from their command module Kittyhawk. With Earth’s sunlit crescent just peeking over the lunar horizon, the cratered terrain in the foreground is along the lunar farside. Of course, while orbiting the Moon, the crew could watch Earth rise and set, but from the lunar surface the Earth hung stationary in the sky over their landing site at Fra Mauro Base. Rock samples returned from Fra Mauro included a 20 pound rock nicknamed Big Bertha, determined to contain a likely fragment of a meteorite from planet Earth. Kept on board the Kittyhawk during the Apollo 14 mission was a cannister of 400-500 seeds that were later grown into Moon Trees. via NASA

Wikipedia article of the day for February 5, 2021

Wikipedia article of the day is Cheadle Hulme. Check it out: Summary: Cheadle Hulme is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Cheshire, it lies south-east of Manchester, in the Ladybrook Valley. In 2011, it had a population of 26,479. Evidence of Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity, including coins, jewellery and axes, has been discovered locally. The area was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086; in the early 14th century, it was split into southern and northern parts at about the future locations of Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle respectively. Unlike many English villages, it did not grow around a church; instead it formed from several hamlets. From the late 19th century until 1974, Cheadle Hulme was united with neighbouring places to form the urban district of Cheadle and Gatley. Thereafter, Cheadle Hulme became a distinct place in its own right. Cheadle Hulme has a railway station and is close to Manchester Airport, the M60 and the A34.