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Old 07-20-2019, 11:19 AM   #21
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the description of the painting follows here:


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Old 07-20-2019, 01:35 PM   #23
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There is a cool podcast on the moon landing from the BBC called 13 minutes to the moon.

It’s neat in that it talks to a lot of the mission control guys and programmer and hardware designers involved with the moon landing. The lander computer is an amazing accomplishment.
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I enjoyed this brief video too as it shows the parts of the rocket clearly.

I donít know much about these Vox videos, but this is the second one Iíve seen and the animations are fantastic. (The other one I saw was them explaining the Max8 aerodynamic problems).
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I was 11 years old when the Eagle landed on the moon.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:24 AM   #27
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We are in Houston now and the 50th anniversary is a big deal down here for many people and businesses. Last night we went to see some fireworks and tomorrow we are going to the NASA Space Center. We wanted to go yesterday for their big party but with 40 degree heat and the massive crowds it would have been a disaster. Hopefully it is much less busy tomorrow.
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my folks kept the news papers from the first moon landing and gave them to me years ago.


i went and took a look at them again yesterday - pretty awesome!





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I was very young and taking a bus to a CFL game listening to news of the moon landing 50 years ago. I remember it well.
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Iceland's little part of history on this is the training they did here for the mission, neat stuff.


http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20...reach-the-moon
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Neil and Buzz Barely Got Out of the Infield


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Neat article. Not surprising, considering the unknown conditions and territory. I recall hearing Armstrongís analysis of the soil (depth of LM landing feet and his own boots) once he stepped on it. Nobody had any idea. As with any innovation, the EVAís became longer in subsequent missions because of confidence and the ability to plan for known conditions.
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Neat article. Not surprising, considering the unknown conditions and territory. I recall hearing Armstrongís analysis of the soil (depth of LM landing feet and his own boots) once he stepped on it. Nobody had any idea. As with any innovation, the EVAís became longer in subsequent missions because of confidence and the ability to plan for known conditions.
They had emergency take off procedures where they were ready to leave immediately after touchdown and 1 minute and then 10 minutes where there were a whole series of checks that they would do to decide if they would stay or not.
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We checked out NASA in Houston yesterday and it is a cool place. We were able to visit the newly refurbished and recently opened Apollo command center which was a great presentation. They refurbished all the equipment in there and staged it the way it was for the moon landing. They run a 10 minute clip of the moon landing with the communication between mission control and the capsule along with real time data showing on the screens. Incidentally, Christopher Kraft, who was the Director of NASA and who the command center building is named after, died just a few hours before our tour.
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Iím a couple days late but I unpacked the box of ancient newspapers I inherited and found the moon landing special edition.
Itís got some interesting things in it. From the front page itís interesting to note the report on the Russian Luna craft circling. Also the little tidbit in the bottom about a certain Kennedy scandal just brewing.

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Man, I hope we can do this again someday. Maybe expand our reach. I haven't really been following along with NASA's plans (or those of SpaceX, etc) but I think a mission to Mars would have to be possible soon, no?
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I hope people remember Apollo 12 (November 14, 1969) and all the other Apollo missions, but people tend to only care about who did it first. Even at the time, interest really dropped off after Apoll0 11.

Every mission was an amazing engineering accomplishment and feat of bravery.
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Man, I hope we can do this again someday. Maybe expand our reach. I haven't really been following along with NASA's plans (or those of SpaceX, etc) but I think a mission to Mars would have to be possible soon, no?
NASA unveils spacecraft that will take first woman to the moon

NASA and Vice President Mike Pence show off the completed Orion crew capsule for the Artemis moon mission.

https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-unvei...n-to-the-moon/

NASA has set an ambitious 2024 goal for landing the first woman and next man on the moon with a crewed Artemis mission.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...tine-explained

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