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U.S. Celebrates 41st Anniversary Of Moon Landing
WESH.com ^ | July 20, 2010 | staff reporter

Posted on 07/20/2010 11:43:24 AM PDT by Daffynition

ORLANDO, Fla. -- July 20 marks a historic day in space history.

Forty-one years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

On this day in 1969, Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon’s surface after landing in a lunar module.

The landing signified a victory for the United States in the Cold War Space Race with the Soviet Union.

More than a billion people watched and listened on Earth as the events unfolded.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Science
KEYWORDS: apollo11; dncvsamerica; moonlanding; nada; obama4islam; obamavsamerica
"I was proud to see the first American walk on the moon---but I never thought I would live long enough to see the LAST American walk on the moon." ~ Robert Heinlein


1 posted on 07/20/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Problem is we stopped electing Americans for president after Reagan.


2 posted on 07/20/2010 11:46:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Daffynition

3 posted on 07/20/2010 11:48:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Daffynition
NASA today:


4 posted on 07/20/2010 11:50:37 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Problem is, the ruling class has decided that any public program (e.g., Apollo) that makes America appear to be the best in the world, at anything, must be stopped. The ruling class wants to preside over the decline of America. I read once that a Senator (Vanderbilt?) wanted even the molds for Apollo hardware destroyed, so we could never build a moon rocket again.


5 posted on 07/20/2010 11:54:59 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: Daffynition

Congrats to the U.S.A. and NASA on this 40th anniversary of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely back to Earth. But of course MOST of the thanks should go to the Muslim world community for making it all possible. We couldn’t have done it without your peaceful religion.


6 posted on 07/20/2010 11:58:49 AM PDT by Gumption
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To: Daffynition

Enjoy the celebration. The present occupant of the oval office has stopped space exploration because he hates anything that reminds him of the greatness that was once America.


7 posted on 07/20/2010 12:02:00 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (How can I annoy a liberal today?)
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To: Daffynition

On DU they are resurrecting the “moon landing was a fake done on movie set” fairy tales.


8 posted on 07/20/2010 12:08:31 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Cheetahcat
Quote of the day!

**Problem is we stopped electing Americans for president after Reagan.**

9 posted on 07/20/2010 12:09:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: luvbach1

you’re kidding, right?


10 posted on 07/20/2010 12:10:59 PM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Thats because when it happened, he was a 7 year old indonesian schoolboy with a pet dungbeetle, and with no TV. He also doesn’t know Lucas McCain, never watched Sea Hunt, etc.

He’s a 3rd world urchin, communist, muslim sympathizer, who deeply hates America.


11 posted on 07/20/2010 12:11:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: luvbach1

They better be careful over at DU. Buzz hears that kinda talk, he’ll punch their lights out.


12 posted on 07/20/2010 12:13:26 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

Obama commemorated today by reading Whitey’s on the Moon.


13 posted on 07/20/2010 12:14:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks for posting this reminder.

I listened to the live broadcast from the Moon over Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN) radio network. I was a radio operator with Lima Co., 3rd Bn, 26th Marines. At the time, the company was guarding the Namo Bridge on Highway 1 in DaNang.

41 years. Seems like the day before yesterday.


14 posted on 07/20/2010 12:17:42 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Daffynition
This government is no longer about expansion and breaking new frontiers, it is about control.

Distance makes control harder.

15 posted on 07/20/2010 12:18:03 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Diogenesis

16 posted on 07/20/2010 12:26:05 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

LOL!!!


17 posted on 07/20/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Gumption
Sad, but true.


18 posted on 07/20/2010 12:30:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
We desperately need to vote him out!


19 posted on 07/20/2010 12:32:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: luvbach1

20 posted on 07/20/2010 12:34:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: midnightcat

Re “fake moon landing” postings on DU, if they haven’t brought it up they will.


21 posted on 07/20/2010 12:34:05 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: DesertRhino

22 posted on 07/20/2010 12:35:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: midnightcat

23 posted on 07/20/2010 12:37:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition
The moon landings demonstrated glorious achievement. Those that participated rightly achieved high status. Those that could never by their own merits achieve that high status did band together and seized political control of NASA and its personnel. Those taking control placed themselves and their cohorts in the highly visible positions. Their hope being that the prestige NASA had once achieved would influence peoples perceptions to their benefit-See we can do it!

What the new regime overlooked is the basic deterioration at all levels of intelligence, character and aptitude of those achieving control and conducting operations at NASA. Since incompetency at NASA is a process the good will be decreasing and the incompetent increasing over time.

In short, NASA successes will be fewer and fewer, but the failures will be "EXPLAINED;" minorities, women, children and the poor shall be happy, elections will be won and dollars spent.

24 posted on 07/20/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Captain Rhino

You’re very welcome. It’s an important reminder that we [as a nation] are slipping into obscurity.

And THANK YOU for your service. ;)


25 posted on 07/20/2010 12:41:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition
The landing signified a victory for the United States in the Cold War Space Race with the Soviet Union.

Only white Christian American men have walked on the moon. The Soviets were at a disadvantage because cosmonauts are raised as atheists and have only the long odds to believe in.

26 posted on 07/20/2010 12:45:33 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Well stated. Initially I posted this story as a celebration of our excellence ...but it's turning into a downer. ;(


27 posted on 07/20/2010 12:45:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Reeses
Yep. We were bad@ss. Didn't even need helmets.


28 posted on 07/20/2010 12:49:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

This is also the 41st anniversary of the day that I met comedian Bob Hope.

He came to our small airstrip (grass field) in Sandwich, Ilinois and gave a two hour performance.

It was great!


29 posted on 07/20/2010 1:11:07 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
Cool!


Bob Hope performing live at the Sandwich Airport in Sandwich, IL. on July 20, 1969 to raise money for the purchase of a Cessna 206 for missionary work in New Guinea. He watched Neil Armstrong step off the lunar lander onto the surface of the moon on a 13" black & white TV in the corner of the airport office just before this appearance. © Copyright 2008 by Gregory Ament

30 posted on 07/20/2010 1:14:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

Thank you ever so much, Daffynition! I will add that to my photos of fond memories.

I always wondered why he came to the airport - I guess it wasn’t just to see me, then.


31 posted on 07/20/2010 1:16:53 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

You are very welcome.

If it were today, he’d be watching it on an iPhone!

He was such a generous man to generations of warriors. Bless him and those like him!


32 posted on 07/20/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

I’m proud to say I was awake and watching it live. My Mom & Dad said that “Anything this historic deserved a later bedtime” (I was only 6 at the time). I’m going to stay up tonight to lift one for Neil & Buzz at the time it happened as a celebration.


33 posted on 07/20/2010 2:25:39 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

34 posted on 07/20/2010 3:29:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

Thanks Daffy! This is one of the many pictures I like. As a matter of fact, my Mom recently gave me an Apollo 11 tumbler glass that my Dad was making at Libby Glass in Toledo for the occasion. This will be the one with the drink. I also have one for Apollo 13 and 14..

Think I’ll go looking for the footage on NASA’s website, since more than likely, this will be just a “footnote” on the 11 o’clock news........


35 posted on 07/20/2010 3:41:24 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: Daffynition
I still visit the lunar surface when possible...

I shot this image a while back from my little backyard observatory...I'm not really set up or lunar or planetary imaging, but here it is.....

The Appennines mountain range, by far the most magnificent range on the visible surface, with 3000 peaks, and extending in an almost continuous curve of more than 400 miles in length. Some peaks rise more than 15,000 feet, The square-shaped mass Mount Wolf, near the southern end of the chain, include peaks standing 18,000 above the plain.

The last two peaks are perhaps most famous for forming the valley where the Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the Moon. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long duration stays on the Moon with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions.

This landing was considered one of the most scientifically successful missions of the Apollo program and started the last three J-Series missions that included the lunar rover and 3-day stays

36 posted on 07/20/2010 3:58:05 PM PDT by dragnet2
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I remember exactly where I was when they landed.

A group of us were working on a farm, packing blueberries. The owner of the farm was a geology professor from Rutgers.

He invited us into his home, where we watched the landing.

He later got to study some of the samples of the moon rocks.

As a side note I recall asked him about a big rock he had as a doorstop.

It was quite pretty with all these green crystals in it.

When I asked him why he used a rock as a door stop, he laughed and told me, it had uncut emeralds in it.

37 posted on 07/20/2010 4:10:41 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware
Uh....nice story but a little scary...

I too use a rock for a door stop...I'll have to take a closer look at it.

38 posted on 07/20/2010 4:17:49 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
He was a really great professor. The kind that students warn you not to take because he was strict about attendance and his tests were a bugger.

When I attended Rutgers I took his class, didn't do so bad (B+)

When he passed away his sister got in contact with me and told me I could have any of his books I wanted.

I got his Bric-A-Brac yearbooks from Princeton.

Among his senior classmates was a very young Jimmy Stewart.

39 posted on 07/20/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: shredderman

You are most welcome!

We will need to continue to teach our children well. No one else will remember these special moments of our greatness.


40 posted on 07/20/2010 5:49:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Captain Rhino

Thanks for your service!


41 posted on 07/20/2010 5:52:07 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: dragnet2

Most wonderful. Thank you!

The technology available today for astrophotography boggles. I think ya done good! ;)

I’m going to a star party next month and will enjoy others show off their stuff. It’s a wonderful hobby!


42 posted on 07/20/2010 5:54:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Daffynition

I can’t post the picture I took, but I have my Gin & 7up ready for the toast in the Moonshot glass.

Again, here’s to what America once was, Dreamers AND Doers!


43 posted on 07/20/2010 7:59:15 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
Amen. And to the wonder of it all.:)

Cheers!


The ISS transits the Moon!

44 posted on 07/20/2010 8:24:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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