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ASTRONAUT DONN EISELE’S STOLEN SPEEDMASTER FOUND AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS MISSING
Storied watches going missing are always a point of fascination for collectors. One such watch story revolves around the Speedmaster worn by NASA astronaut Donn Eisele, who flew on the Apollo 7 Mission. Eisele, like many other NASA astronauts, wore an issued Speedmaster on his wrist, and in 1989, two years after Eisele’s passing, the watch was stolen from a display at the Instituto Geográfico Militar in Quito, Ecuador (the watch was on loan from the Smithsonian). An investigation was launched, but the thief was never found. That is, until a few years back.
THE SONG OF THE SUMMER OF ’69
“IN THE YEAR 2525” BY ZAGER & EVANS
50 years ago, during the summer of the moon landing, there was one song the dominated the Billboard 100 charts. Titled “In the Year 2525,” the track was written by a band called Zager & Evans, and it was their only hit. Ironically, with the moon landing showing humanity at its best, the song of the summer took a more dystopian, and some might say prescient, view of the future. Listen to the single above, and you can read a very brief interview with Mr. Zager in the the WSJ here.