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Anniversary of Apollo 11

Posted on 07/20/2010 1:27:09 AM PDT by screaming eagle2

20 July is the 41st anniversary of Apollo11 landing on the Moon.It was a great moment in American history.It's too bad our governments leaders decided that NASA abandon its mission to explore the unknown in favor of making the Islamic people "feel good about themselves.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: anniversary; apollo; apollo11; history; nasa; spacehistory

1 posted on 07/20/2010 1:27:11 AM PDT by screaming eagle2
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2 posted on 07/20/2010 1:45:34 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: screaming eagle2
Chappaquiddick happened the same night. Ted Kennedy was probably one of the few Americans not glued to a TV set.
3 posted on 07/20/2010 2:15:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: screaming eagle2

Thread Bump.


4 posted on 07/20/2010 2:23:52 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

July 18, 1969.


5 posted on 07/20/2010 2:38:44 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: screaming eagle2

Who remembers what they were doing at the time?

In those years I was a member of a private musical and twirling organization for youth, called, The Weldonians. The night before, we had been on an outing, marching in some parade, or performing somewhere with the Show Band unit.

A dozen of us had a sleep-over at one member’s house in Fremont, California, so that we could all be together to watch the TV reports and feedbacks of the landing.

It was an exciting time.


6 posted on 07/20/2010 3:45:12 AM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
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To: Cindy
It was a great day. I stayed up way past my bedtime on a Sunday night. My, how things have changed.

Not to change the subject too much but, I give you the new face of NASA:

WAKE UP AMERICA!


Obama NASA
Houston we have a problem...

7 posted on 07/20/2010 3:49:03 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

Love that billboard. I think alot of those should pop up in Novemeber 2010 and 2012, in swing states and districts.


8 posted on 07/20/2010 3:54:38 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: catfish1957

I noticed several billboards with “RR” in the lower right corner on I-44 yesterday. The boards carried a quotation from the Gipper.


9 posted on 07/20/2010 3:57:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Missouri will be a key state if we are to win in 2012. Great news.


10 posted on 07/20/2010 3:59:14 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: screaming eagle2
20 July is the 41st anniversary of Apollo11 landing on the Moon.It was a great moment in American history.It's too bad our governments leaders decided that NASA abandon its mission to explore the unknown in favor of making the Islamic people "feel good about themselves.

Yeah, if not for the Obama administration we'd be on course to repeat the Apollo 11 landing in time for the 60th anniversary.

11 posted on 07/20/2010 4:10:13 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

better than not doing it at all


12 posted on 07/20/2010 4:23:56 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (D)
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To: screaming eagle2

Maybe private industry could do to sooner, cheaper and better?


13 posted on 07/20/2010 4:41:10 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: catfish1957
Love that billboard.

"Hope" should be changed to "Hype" and then it would be perfect.....

14 posted on 07/20/2010 4:47:20 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: screaming eagle2

Here’s a link to full(?) mission audio. Last year they played it in real time 40 years to the second. Now you can listen to it at your leisure:

http://wechoosethemoon.org/


15 posted on 07/20/2010 4:58:59 AM PDT by Carlucci (This is what happens when you play 'American Idol' with the Presidency.)
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To: BobP; Yehuda; null and void; sheik yerbouty; dennisw; Armaggedon

"RAWHIDE"


"RENEGADE"


16 posted on 07/20/2010 4:59:59 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel
"RENEGADE"

"@ HOLE"

17 posted on 07/20/2010 5:28:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: screaming eagle2

What were the very first words transmitted back from the surface of the Moon?

(Trick question)


18 posted on 07/20/2010 8:09:53 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

“Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has Landed.”

???


19 posted on 07/20/2010 8:44:39 AM PDT by ratzoe (damn, I miss Barbara Olson)
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To: ratzoe

Nope.

(I told you it’s a trick question)


20 posted on 07/20/2010 8:46:55 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

If you mean the first words spoken after the LM touched the moon, they would be “Contact light”


21 posted on 07/20/2010 8:48:18 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (We will remember in November)
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To: ratzoe; BKO

Re: your tagline, me too.

Here’s a ping for you Barbara.


22 posted on 07/20/2010 8:48:56 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: screaming eagle2

;)

23 posted on 07/20/2010 8:49:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: So Cal Rocket

Arguably yes.

I’m looking for the first words spoken after the actual landing itself.

The four words between “Contact light” and “Houston. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has Landed.”


24 posted on 07/20/2010 8:55:12 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: dfwgator

“Capricorn One”. The second guy from the right, if you’ll recall, is everyone’s favorite convict and wife-killer, Orenthal James “OJ” Simpson.

Just a bit o’trvia for your day.


25 posted on 07/20/2010 8:57:53 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: null and void

“Contact Light”
“Okay...engine stopped”
“Houston...Tranquility Base here...the Eagle has landed.”


26 posted on 07/20/2010 9:06:24 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: hoagy62

“Okay...engine stopped”

Close enough.

The first words after the actual landing, the words that let Houston know they had landed, were:

[drumroll]

“Cycle the Parker valve”

This was the main engine valve, cycling it stopped the engine. The first words were merely procedural, never intended to be of Historical Significance, and worse were effectively an advertisement for Parker-Hannifin. They have been purged from every recording of the event I have ever been able to find.

I only remember it because that valve was built in the cleanroom my dad worked in (although he didn’t assembly that particular valve, he did build the equivalent valve for subsequent missions)

Anyway, that’s FR’s Über-trivia for the day.

Thanks for playing...


27 posted on 07/20/2010 9:19:52 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: hoagy62

OJ was in Capricorn One? I didn’t know that. That’s a pretty good piece of trivia too!


28 posted on 07/20/2010 9:22:12 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 542 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: John Leland 1789

I was 6 years old and had special permission from my Mom & Dad to stay up late and watch Neil step off the LM. I remember afterwards running out to the front porch and looking up at the moon to see if I could see the Astronauts getting out and walking around.

Tonight, at 10:59pm, I’ll raise a glass to toast those two brave Americans who made a Boy dream of better things to come. I’m still hoping for them to happen..........


29 posted on 07/20/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: null and void

i believe they were;”Ok,engine stop”The official first words were”Tranquility Base here.The Eagle has landed”


30 posted on 07/21/2010 2:41:54 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (D)
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To: shredderman
Tonight, at 10:59pm, I’ll raise a glass to toast those two brave Americans who made a Boy dream of better things to come. I’m still hoping for them to happen..........

Yeah. Obama canceled the Constellation program and retasked NASA to making muslims feel better about themselves.

To destroy a people, destroy their dreams.

31 posted on 07/21/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 543 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

I totally agree. I’m almost ashamed to say I’m an American, but I keep up hope that the Country will wake up from this nightmare!


32 posted on 07/21/2010 8:59:47 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

Have you heard NASA’s new slogan?


33 posted on 07/21/2010 9:08:55 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 543 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

No, not yet........bet it’s something “good” though :-)


34 posted on 07/21/2010 1:34:08 PM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

With the muslim outreach the new slogan is:

...wait for it...

...wait...

...wait...

“We beheading into space”

Thank you, I’ll be here all week...


35 posted on 07/21/2010 1:38:23 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 543 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Ha,HA!!! Oh, Man...Good One! :-) Keeps me smiling all day! Thanks!


36 posted on 07/21/2010 7:57:01 PM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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