Fun Fact- Apollo 12, Nov 19,1967

On this day in 1969 the second manned mission to the moon, Apollo12, landed in the “Ocean of Storms.” (Oceanus Procellarum)  

This precision landing, commanded and executed by Charles (Pete) Conrad Jr,  landed within walking distance of the Surveyor III spacecraft.

Along with Conrad, his crew,  Richard F Gordon (Command module pilot) and Alan L Bean (Lunar module pilot) primary missions objectives were to:

•             Perform inspection, survey and sampling in lunar mare area

•             Deploy an Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP).

•             Develop techniques for a point landing capability

•             Develop capability to work in the lunar environment

•             Obtain photographs of candidate exploration sites

Secondary objective was to the retrieve portions of the Surveyor III spacecraft.

Apollo 12 and its crew returned to earth on November 24, 1969.

While we can’t help you get to the moon and back, Automatic Equipment Service  can help you with your next Point of Sale system for retail or hospitality. 

We can also help you with your next weighing scale purchase. 

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“Nothing is certain but death and taxes…”

On Nov 13, 1789, in a letter to his friend, Jean-BaptisteLeroy, Ben Franklin penned the often quoted“…nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

It should be noted that while the quote is often attributed to Franklin, he does not appear to be the original source of the quote. In 1726, in the book The Political History of The Devil, Daniel DeFoe wrote:

“Things as certain as death and taxes can be more firmly believed.”

The excerpt from Franklins letter goes as follows:

“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

Interestingly, the original letter was written in French (which Franklin wrote and spoke fluently)

“Notre constitution nouvelle est actuellement établie, tout paraît nous promettre qu’elle sera durable; mais, dans ce monde, il n’y a rien d’assure que la mort et les impôts.”

The full letter was written by a concerned Franklin to his friend Leroy, as the French Revolution was underway and Franklin had not heard from Leroy in over a year. Franklin was concerned for his friends safety.

The full letter can be read here.

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