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The wonderful graphic on the cover of my book, “Time Of Destruction” is a painting of the inside of the L-4 Space Colony, called a “Bernal Sphere.” The painting, used by permission of NASA, was created by Rick Guidice.
The Bernal sphere was first proposed in 1929 by John Bernal. It is a type of space habitat that would be filled with air and allow people to live in it long term.
That’s me, John C. Meyer, on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. I’m holding two very important picture frames that contain pieces of valuable memorabilia. They include…
- A Life magazine cover signed by Neil Armstrong
- Special authentic space suit cloth and parts
- A photo of me with Clyde Tombaug, who is the man that discovered the planet Pluto.
I am proud to have an autograph of Jim Lovell that he signed in front of me on a piece of “Nomex” cloth, which is an Apollo Space Suit cover layer cloth.
- A pictures of Clyde Tombaugh with John C. Meyer
- A picture of Jim Lovell with John C. Meyer
- Authentic space suit
- Authentic space suit cloth patches
- Genuine space suits and parts
- John inspecting the space suit that Buzz Aldrin wore on Apollo 11 on the Moon
Would you believe Neil Armstrong autographed my Time Magazine cover. The inscription says,
“To John Meyer— with best wishes, Neil Armstrong,”
I also framed the first day of issue, cancelled Apollo 11 envelope that actually has an Apollo 11 moon landing stamp. Yeah! It’s way cool!
Neil Alden Armstrong was the first American astronaut to walk on the Moon.
In 1987, John C. Meyer is with Clyde William Tombaugh, the man who discovered the planet Pluto.
Clyde was an American astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, which was the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids.
Robert A. Heinlein is a best selling Science Fiction Novelist. His accomplishments include:
- 32 Science Fiction novels
- 59 Science Fiction Short Stories
- 4 Nebula Awards
- 11 Hugo Awards
And in 1974, the Science Fiction Writers of America named him their first “Grand Master.”
In 1994, John C. Meyer met Jim Lovell during a book signing of the book, “Lost Moon”. The book is his telling of the story of Apollo 13.
Jim Lovell co-authored this book that was used for the 1995 film “Apollo 13”, but Jim is best known as the NASA astronaut who flew to the moon. In 1970 he also commanded the Apollo 13 lunar mission and he was the only person in the world who flew to the moon twice.