Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, US Navy. Kennedy was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for saving those of his men who survived after the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed and destroyed by a Japanese warship. Lt. Kennedy rescued one of his crew members, Patrick McMahon, by clenching a strap of McMahon’s life-jacket between his teeth and swimming to land, despite back injuries sustained by the attack. “His outstanding courage, endurance and leadership contributed to the saving of several lives and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” - Medal citation. [x] [x]
The President was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.
This Is the Most Detailed Image of the Universe Ever Captured
NASA has just published the most detailed view of the Universe ever taken. It’s called the Extreme Deep Field—or XDF for short. It took ten years of Hubble Space Telescope photographs to make it and it shows some the oldest galaxies ever observed by humans, going 13.2 billion years back in time.
It’s a mindblowing, extremely humbling view. Not only for what it shows, but for what it doesn’t show. While this image contains about 5,500 galaxies, it only displays a tiny part of the sky, a ridiculously small slice of the Universe.