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We chose to go to the moon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Dropping a crater tater.
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  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    This wasn't any big secret kept from the nation; it was mentioned in many stories that they would toss out "human waste bags" before they lifted off.

    Pretty simple: every pound of poo-poo they brought back was a pound of moon rocks they couldn't.
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  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I’ve always felt a little bit sorry for Michael Collins, whose job it was to stay in orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin got to go on the moon. Imagine being that close, and not being able to step out there yourself.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Collins officially retired from NASA in January 1970.

    If he had been particularly hell-bent that he had to walk on the moon, he could have thrown his name in to command a future Apollo mission, as Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan did.
  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Collins' daughter, Kate, was on All My Children for years
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    If there was a problem with the LM, and they had to make an emergency abort to rendezvous with the CM, it's safe to say a lot of people would have had a BM.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, for sure. Although unlike the later situation with prospective Shuttle aborts, there was reason to believe the crew could have survived an abort call.

    Although the Apollo 10 incident of the ascent stage doing several rapid vertical flips after separation undoubtedly had everybody involved furiously hoping against an abort at extremely low altitude.

    If that happened at 1,000 feet, Armstrong can probably pull it out of the spin and get going in the right direction; at 100 feet, maybe not.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    And then the P would have to do a PC, and then the USSR would have had a LOL and a whole lot of NASA would get the AX.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    We did this, right?

  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    And it was crew error(s) that caused it, too.
  11. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Awesome that someone had the foresight to save the audio files and transcripts.

    You can listen to today's events synched with real time here:

    garrow likes this.
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Watching Smithsonian Channel series on the Apollo program. Truly an awesome endeavor.
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