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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

  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

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