Tomorrow- a significant day in modern History- Man on the Moon

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  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've watched everything that I've noticed related to the 50th anniversary but damn, what an incredible feat.
    I remember it well. Perhaps the only time I can think of the people of the world being as "one".
    Everything had to go right. Accomplished with primitive computers which had to do exact tasks. The astronauts did not have a keyboard. They punched in numeric codes on a 10 Key pad.
    The extraction of the Lunar Module and docking had to take place while the Service module/Capsule AND the Lunar module were traveling through space. It's not like they were both parked in the heavens.

    "Tranquility Base.. the Eagle has landed."

    It shows that if we commit the resources man can accomplish incredible and almost unheard of achievements.
     
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    An amazing anniversary.

    Not to take away from it, but I often think about Yuri Gagarin and his first orbit of Earth. This happened 8 years earlier, in 1961. As you say, with the primitive computers of the time, it's amazing it was accomplished, and it's amazing he survived.
     
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    Makes me proud to be an Ohio’n.

    My Dad worked for Union Carbide and did testing on the heat shields. I never knew this until several years after his retirement and the information was declassified.

    My favorite Moon song....
     
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    I remember staying up to watch it happen, on our 19 inch black and white TV with the rabbit ear antennas. I couldn't believe that every one else in my family went to bed!
     
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    It doesn't count because they didn't use vacuum tubes!
     
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    The Apollo 11 documentary movie that just came out is epic.
     
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    All kinds of celebrations around here; plus TV showing their old footage and interviews. One of the most exciting nights I can remember. Ranks with the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
     
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    Honeysuckle Creek and Parkes receiving stations in Oz delivered the pics when they did the walk...

    there's a lot of Moon stuff on TV this week here, too...

    Check out a movie called The Dish for a laugh,,,and some history..:)

     
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    My daughter just painted an old pair of Converse shoes to wear tomorrow...
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    I’m also celebrating....
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    We’ll be partying here, where the rides start. Definitely a moment to remember, a bright spot, in history.
     
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    Conspiracy theorists= a boil on the buttocks of rational and sane society. I guess Buzz set him straight. (How do you call an astronaut a coward?)
     
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    Just think, half a century later and no other country has done it. It was a push all the way to success ... ahead of it's time.
     
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    About the same story here, except no one went to bed. But, rabbit ears, and 19” B&W TV sounds right.

    What an exceptional success!
     
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    "One small step" EPIC!

    I remember it well. I was there for the whole space race.
     
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    A silly story but this is true. During one of the Apollo missions me and my best friend Danny were walking home from kindergarten and Danny suggested we go down to the canal in East Rockaway NY where the locals docked their boats. The canal was the ocean to us little kids and Danny heard the astronauts were going to splash down in the ocean so we went to watch them. We were only off by a few thousand miles.
     
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    big parade today in clear lake right down the road from me :)


    broke ground on the new spaceport too a few weeks ago..


    should be interesting very interesting indeed
     
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    Was in Ensenada, Mexico, when Armstrong walked on the moon.
     
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    Both my father and uncle, involved in telecommunications, were part of that mission here in Oz and both received certificates in frames, from NASA and the US government, as did all Australians co-operating with the US at the time.
    I remember the day well. It was July 21 here ( unfortunately the date of my father's death in 1996) and the whole of our society stopped working, watched TV sets where they could, we got the afternoon off in High School.The weather was winter here and a particularly bad weather day. I remember it very clearly.
     
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    OK, so I was a spotty gr9 kid... not sure what happened on the day as to where I watched the TV....whether the school had a tv in the hall or we stayed home?....

    I mean, everybody who could watch it..watched it.... so yeah I was there glued to the screen like most everybody else...

    nor sure why the day didn't make me think "remember where you where this day as the details might be important in 50yrs time"...:rolleyes:

    maybe I figured that once they went the first time there would be many more times and we'd have tourist hotels up there in 50 yrs from '69...:twisted:
     
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