One small step for man...

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  1. Mike Brogan

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    35 years ago, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the the moon.

    Here's a harrowing recollection of their close call.

    Apollo 11's Close Call

    Wow, 17 seconds of fuel left on touchdown.

    There's also additional pertinent links at the site above.
     
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    (waiting for the "we never landed on the moon" post)
     
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    We never landed on the moon.

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    [​IMG] Who better to do it?

    So, do you think we'll ever see Artisan redo Capricorn One?
     
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    They used to think the moon was made of cheese.

    Now we know it's made of rock.

    That's what happens when you leave cheese out.
     
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    Wensleydale! [​IMG]

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    Wasn't it actually "one small step for [a] man..." but the radio cut out for the word "a" so everyone misunderstood Armstrong's message? Doesn't really make sense the way everybody thinks it's supposed to be.

    Oh yeah, we all know it was a hoax perpetrated by Nasa and Stanley Kubrick [​IMG]
     
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    Great anniversary !!!

    Anyone have the NASA DVD box set of the Apollo 11 trip ?
     
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    I picked this set up recently during Deep Discount DVD's 20% off sale. I have only watched the first disc so far (which goes from assembly of the Saturn rocket to the Eagle landing on the moon). There's some great film footage and audio clips so far.
     
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    That's what Neil Armstrong always has maintained. And in 1969, the media gave him the benefit of the doubt.

    Sorry, though. There is no brief pause or static in the transmission to indicate that he could have said "a."

    So, there was the Great Astronaut, having just accomplished the greatest feat in human history -- and he flubbed his line!
     
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    Indeed it was a flub. But overall, he and everyone else involved performed brilliantly, so it's ok. [​IMG]
     
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    At least he didn't say, "Oh, it's all sticky!" or "Boy, have I got to take a piss."
     
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    I saw an interesting Show on the National Geographic Channel last night that took a "Mythbusters" like approach to the moon conspiracy people's theories about shadows, dust, the flag, etc and pretty much busted them good. I think it is still on for a couple more airings It was called "Moon Conspiracy" or something similar. It actually gave time to a couple of people who are evidently in the forefront of the consipiracy movement and each had written a book about it I think.


    The funny thing for me is that it is almost depressing for me sometimes to think about the fact that we as a country are such losers that we will not commit to doing anything meaningfull in space after having done so much with comparitively little technlogy 35 years ago. Now I just read this moring that the congress wants to slash NASA's budget instead of giving the increase the president wanted.
     
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    We never went to the moon AND the Earth is Flat! [​IMG]
     
  15. Mike Brogan

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    And then you have this urban legend:



    Too good to be true.

    Good luck Mr. Gorsky

    And didn't Arstrong punch out one of those Moon Conspiracy marroons awhile back?
     
  16. RobertR

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    I think it was Buzz Aldrin.
     
  17. Mike Brogan

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    Yep

    you're right, it was Aldrin.
     

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