Apollo in Afghanistan

Astronauts travel to Afghanistan to meet U.S. soldiers

Apollo astronauts travel to meet U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. (NTMA2011)
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Three legendary astronauts—Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, and Gene Cernan—were in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday, meeting with American service men and women as well as young Afghan Air Force trainees.

From a NATO press release on the event:

“This is the best day of my life!” said Lt. Fatama Abteen, one of a small handful of female Afghan Air Force trainees. “I’m overwhelmed and extremely excited. It’s hard to communicate how much this means to me.”

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