Topic: Iwo Jima

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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Apollo 13

    The two members of the Apollo 13 crew who planned to land on the Moon's Fra Mauro region in the lunar module undergo a walk-through of the extravehicular activity timeline. Fred W. haise, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot (r.), tries out a motorized core sampler while James A. Lovell, Jr., the Apollo 13 Commander, looks on (l.).

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    Japan's new island was seen in a NASA satellite image, defying expectations that it would fast erode and disappear back into the water.

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    New Japan island: Ash and lava spewing out of the Pacific ocean have consolidated into a new island about 620 miles south of Tokyo, Japan.

  • USA Update Alan Wood dies, leaves legacy of Iwo Jima flag

    Alan Wood dies: The US Navy veteran brought a flag from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Iwo Jima. Alan Wood later served as the Jet Propulsion Lab spokesman.

  • Koch Brothers: N. Y. fundraiser for Mitt Romney draws protestors

    Mitt Romney raise $3 million Sunday at three events, including one at the Southampton home of David Koch, one of the billionaire Koch brothers, who have come to dominate conservative fundraising.

  • From Our Files: Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945

    Iwo Jima, a tiny volcanic island in the Pacific between the Marianas Islands and mainland Japan was the site of one of the most historic battles of World War II in which the United States captured the island from Japan.Here is reporter John Beaufort's account, originally published in the Feb. 23, 1945 issue of The Christian Science Monitor.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Apollo 13

    The two members of the Apollo 13 crew who planned to land on the Moon's Fra Mauro region in the lunar module undergo a walk-through of the extravehicular activity timeline. Fred W. haise, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot (r.), tries out a motorized core sampler while James A. Lovell, Jr., the Apollo 13 Commander, looks on (l.).

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  • Gallery Celebrating the American flag

    Charles 'Pete' Conrad Jr. stands with the US flag on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 12 mission, in this 1969 file photo. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States at the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Flag Day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson.

  • Gallery Famous US monuments and memorials

    African-American Civil War Memorial: Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., this memorial is dedicated to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the Civil War. It features “The Spirit of Freedom,” a bronze circular sculpture, and a plaque carved with the names of those who served in the war.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/26

    Israeli children take cover in a classroom during an air raid siren drill at Gordon school in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Air raid sirens have sounded across Israel as part of a massive four-day-long air raid drill. Israel is practicing its response to a widespread rocket attack all over the country.