Discovering the Suncoast - Apollo 15, 50 years later

Discovering the Suncoast, August 11, 2021
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Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 7:54 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - This story started as a simple discovery of a moon from Apollo 15. The rock and astronaut Jim Irwin’s Ambassador of Achievement Award are on display at the Bishop Museum in Bradenton, FL. The moon rock is one collected by Jim Irwin and will be on display for several years.

What I found was the story of a man whose life changed forever when he looked up at Earth from his base on the moon. As Joy Irwin Schtakleff, Jim Irwin’s daughter and President of the High Flight Foundation said, “he reached up and touched the face of God.” Jim Irwin dedicated the rest of his life to sharing his spiritual message through his High Flight Foundation.

High Flight is a poem written by John G. Magee, a World War II pilot, on September 3, 1941. John Magee died in a training flight crash three months after writing it. Here is the poem:

High Flight poem
High Flight poem(Station)

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