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Cool science stuff

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

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  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That synchronized landing is quite a sight.
  3. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

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  4. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    This looks really good. Obviously, it's been 50 years -- but the story behind Apollo 11 never gets old to me.

    Steve Bates is a steely-eyed missileman. TWENTY SIX! I can't even fathom having the cojones to give "go/no go" with that kind of pressure. I was doing radio news at 26.

    My dad would have been one of older guys in Mission Control at 29 in 1964 when he was transferred to Houston to manage a team of 150 for post-flight data reduction on Gemini. A far cry from designing suspensions for Pontiac Motor just six years before.

    One minor quibble about the article, and others that misname the Manned Spacecraft Center during Apollo: It wasn't named after Lyndon B. Johnson until 1973. LBJ was still President during Apollo 8. Nixon didn't take office until January of 1969.
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  5. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Only 24 human beings have seen the full circle of our Earth from space.

    We have not added to that list in a long time. It’s also a list of white men.
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  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I have never seen equity presented as a reason to increase space program funding.
    I'm all for it.
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  7. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

  8. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

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  9. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

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  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

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  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    A British Airways 747 rode a supercharged jet stream across the Atlantic to set the record for fastest subsonic Trans-Atlantic crossing.
    The plane was traveling 801 mph and got from New York to London in 4 hours, 56 minutes.

    Storm helps plane beat transatlantic flight record
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  12. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Subsonic? Isn't 801mph supersonic?

    Edit: it's addressed in the article.

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