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We've Landed On The Moon! (7/20/1969)  
User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7301 posts, RR: 85
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
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Wasn't born yet, but special to me since grandfather worked on Apollo program as an engineer.
Where you alive when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon? How long till man sets foot on moon again?


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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Haven't quite landed yet - go to www.wechoosethemoon.org for a virtual recreation of the Apollo 11 mission running 40 years to the second after the real thing. It even plays the audio recording of the transmissions between the capsule and Mission Control.

7 hours 44 minutes left until landing and counting...



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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7301 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5079 times:
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Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 1):
7 hours 44 minutes left until landing and counting...

Haha, thanks for exact time table!

Sad to see Cronkite miss the anniversary.  tombstone 


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2838 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5073 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Thread starter):
Where you alive when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?

Nope - not for another 30 or so years.

Quoting Fxramper (Thread starter):
How long till man sets foot on moon again?

George W. Bush wanted NASA to put another man on the moon by 2020, but NASA has been plagued with problems recently... I'm no expert, but I'd guess around 10 years down the line, at least. The amount of preparation work and money they need will take lots of time to gather.


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2328 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I was a 9-year-old kid, glued to the TV for days watching the mission. Something I will remember all my life, what an amazing accomplishment!


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

I saw the Moon Landing/First Steps livecast on a Black and White TV.
After 40 years I can still remember it quite clearly.
Long before the International Space Station, I was already hooked.

1969 What a great year it was!
The first Concorde flights... Woodstock... The Isle of Wight...
The First Man on the Moon...

They did all that without hardly any computers...
or at least the computers of the time were very backwards comparing with what we have now

The True Spirit of Conquest has disappeared... All now is about greed and power.

For the times... they are changin'...  Sad



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineOgre727 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 721 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5023 times:



Quoting Elite (Reply 3):

Nope - not for another 30 or so years.

You mean 20 years? or are you actually 9 years old?



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2838 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5007 times:



Quoting Ogre727 (Reply 6):
You mean 20 years? or are you actually 9 years old?

Sorry, thats what I meant - guess I'm not as young as I thought.


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4993 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 4):
I was a 9-year-old kid, glued to the TV for days watching the mission. Something I will remember all my life, what an amazing accomplishment!

We are the exact same age and I remember it like it was yesterday. The television images were pretty grainy, but I didn't care.

I was completely enamored with the space program from the time I was three years old. I would draw pictures of the Gemini rockets, cut them out, and get up early in the morning to watch them launch. When the rockets shed a stage or a booster, I would use a pair of scissors to cut the stage off my simulated, paper model.

Those were days of wonder!


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4940 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
The True Spirit of Conquest has disappeared... All now is about greed and power.

Thats not true at all. We're sending out more probes, learning more about every conceivable thing on and off the planet, and making more advances every year than anyone could have dreamed of in 1969.


User currently offlineFuturePilot16 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4910 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
1969 What a great year it was!
The first Concorde flights... Woodstock... The Isle of Wight...
The First Man on the Moon...

You forgot the METS winning the World Series for the first time. Let's Go Mets!!!

Does anyone think that it was all staged. There are some crackpots out there who say it was on a sound stage and what not



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7523 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4910 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Thread starter):
Where you alive when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?

Yes, but I was only 3 going on 4 so I don't have a recollection of actually watching the event; but I do remember people talking about it.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8847 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

To those who might be interested, in honor of the 40th anniversary, TCM is running a bunch of 50s and 60s movies about travelling to the moon (and meeting the inevitable inhabitants). Some cheezy stuff, but kinda cool.

One thing to note - Movies always tend to exagurate available technology. Look at some of these movies, and realize that the technology they had for Mercury and Gemini was even worse!



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

It's a lie! We never landed in the moon! It was all filmed in Hollywood!

Oh by the way, the earth is flat too!!!

Signed,

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/moon_land.htm

aka, Those that live under a rock  banghead 


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4873 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):

Oh yes and there are the conspiracy nutjobs who believe that Steven Kubrick faked the Apollo Moon Landings while the Astronauts really landed on the Moon but it was the fake landing directed by Kubrick that was shown on TV because of Flying Saucers on the Moon at the time of the Apollo 11 landing!

http://jayweidner.com/AlchemicalKubrickIIa.html

 laughing   laughing   laughing   laughing   laughing 



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User currently offlineVictrola From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4800 times:

I remember that day clearly. It was quite exciting. I lived in the San Fernando valley and it seemed as if the father's of half of the kids in school were somehow involved in the project.

What strikes me about that time is that everyone thought that a mission to Mars was just a few decades away. If you asked someone about a mission to Mars in 1969 most people would have said that we would certainly have made it there by 2009. No it seems doubtful if we will even get there in the next 40 years. Granted we were naive and optimistic at that time.


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Yes, I was alive - was 14 years old and remember quite clearly watching the whole thing on a black & white TV. Not that it mattered, the feed was black & white (and quite fuzzy) so even a color TV would have shown it in B&W. Absolutely the greatest moment on TV ever - nothing else could come close. One of the great moments in human history, maybe the greatest.
But that's a topic for a new thread.....


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9214 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4771 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14):

I don't get these morons. If the Moon Landing was fake, then I am a crustation typing this message!  Wink

40 years already since the moon walk. -- and NO not the legendary dance the late Michael Jackson started...

DAMN I wish he could still be here -- he'd be doing the moon walk today, on the 40th anniversary of the actual moon walk performed by Niel Armstrong.



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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4737 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):
It's a lie! We never landed in the moon! It was all filmed in Hollywood!

Oh by the way, the earth is flat too!!!

Signed,

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/moon_land.htm

aka, Those that live under a rock

Great anecdote related to that... this one moon landing denier, Bart Sibrel, had the stupidity to go up to Buzz Aldrin at a public event and accuse him of being a coward and a liar. Keep in mind that Aldrin is in his 70s and Sibrel's in his 30s.

Aldrin punched him in the face.



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User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

I remember that story! Didn't he break the guy's nose? Serves him right  Smile

User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4718 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14):



Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 18):
this one moon landing denier, Bart Sibrel

They should be pummeled by some of the moon rocks NASA brought back. Maybe then they'll get the right idea!



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User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

I've previously described in another thread where I was and what I was doing on July 20, 1969.

But I thought I'd ask my wife what she was doing. It was in the middle of the Cultural Revolution in China. She was a 12-year-old kid from Shanghai visiting her cousins in Beijing.
They announced on the Chinese radio that "human beings" had landed on the moon.
Later, when people quietly discussed it amongst themselves, they agreed that it must have been the Americans who did it.

I asked my wife if she was excited by the news? No. I asked her if she then realised at that time that "our system" was better than "their system"? Again no!

I guess that not all 12-year-olds were impressed!


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

The most amazing thing to me when I think about the moon missions is this-

Scientists estimate that around 100 billion humans have lived and died since the species began. Every single thing, every single event, every single bit of history up until 1969 occurred right here on this big chunk of rock with water on it. For probably every single member of this forum, everything that will happen to you in your life will occur on this planet.

Those 12 people who walked the moon were the first people to ever experience anything completely independent of the Earth. They are the only people to say that they did something, or had something happen to them, on the surface of another body. For them, except for their ability to communicate via radio to Houston, when they were on the Moon, they WERE the human race, and for all intents and purposes, it was as if we on Earth no longer existed, if you get what I'm trying to say.

It seems like I'm pointing out the obvious, but the more I think about it, the more it instills me with awe. I'll be proud when we return in the next decade, though the cynical part of me thinks at least some of the renewed interest in returning is because China is flapping it's jaw talking about how they're planning to put someone up there.



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4657 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 20):
They should be pummeled by some of the moon rocks NASA brought back.

 rotfl 

Sad part is, moon rocks look just like earth rocks. I've seen plenty on museums all over the country. To be honest I was quite disappointed when I first saw one.

Hmmm, maybe the conspiracy theorists aren't wrong after all...  Wow!  duck 

 Wink

Quoting San747 (Reply 22):
though the cynical part of me thinks at least some of the renewed interest in returning is because China is flapping it's jaw talking about how they're planning to put someone up there.

I hope next time around it doesn't end up being nothing more than just "Cold War 2" that returned us to the moon  Yeah sure


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Why shouldn't China or Russia or any other country be the next to go to the Moon? If they put the work and the money into it I don't see why they shouldn't be there.

My idea would be that organizations such as NASA and ESA/Arianespace get together with the Japanese Space Agency and why not the Chinese to have a multi-nations project for the next Lunar (and Mars) human missions and foot the bill together. It would make sense considering the economic downturn.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
25 Post contains links CPH-R : To be honest, I think the Russians will have their hands full with keeping the ISS supplied for the coming years. However, they have just concluded a
26 HAWK21M : ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN.........ONE.....GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND........ Famous Words. regds MEL.
27 CaliAtenza : Why do so many people, especially in other countries, still believe its a hoax after all this time??
28 Dreadnought : The politically incorrect answer is that most people in the world are idiots. I'm sure that someone else will translate this into something more pala
29 Babybus : Count me as one of the great disbelievers. We'll get there one day but not for another 40 -50 years at least.
30 FLY2HMO : Please please PLEASE tell me you're being sarcastic
31 San747 : You know a NASA lunar satellite just took pictures of the lander and debris remaining on the Moon, right? I'm more open to believing conspiracies tha
32 Aaron747 : What were hundreds of contractors and thousands of engineers working on then? The entire astronaut corps was training for a Hollywood production? The
33 Phoenix9 : Ok, I'll bite. Just got two words for you: Prove it. If landings can not be proved, they can not be disproved either.
34 Post contains links Dragon-wings : Have you guys ever seen the TV show Mythbusters? They did a whole episode on the moon landing and if they really went or not. Here are some clips of t
35 Moose135 : They just re-ran that Monday night, in honor of the landings...
36 Baroque : Just as long as you N American guys remember that we in Aus saw it before you did - about 0.3 seconds I think. Courtesy of Honeysuckle Creek.
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