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« on: July 19, 2009, 03:14:45 PM »



The 1969 CBS footage of the landing is also up on YouTube.
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 03:17:04 PM »

Technically you're a day early: as far as we antipodeans are concerned, it happened on the 21st.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 06:04:45 PM »

I remember that day, and where I was when it happened. (Camping near Martha's Vineyard with my family.)

A few days before I had gone to visit the bridge where Ted Kennedy's car went over and into the water.

1969 is pretty deeply embedded in my memory, proof that I wasn't at Woodstock. Tongue (But I did have a cheap kite with the dove and the guitar on it.)

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 06:07:41 PM »



The 1969 CBS footage of the landing is also up on YouTube.

Anyone able to call the engineers who pulled this off?  Apparently, technology from 40 years ago fell off the moving truck and NASA is now 're-thinking' how to get back to the moon. ...if we did it once... you know.. could always use the same ideas from back then....
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 11:06:56 PM »



The 1969 CBS footage of the landing is also up on YouTube.

Anyone able to call the engineers who pulled this off?  Apparently, technology from 40 years ago fell off the moving truck and NASA is now 're-thinking' how to get back to the moon. ...if we did it once... you know.. could always use the same ideas from back then....
Do not get me started on the boondoggle that became the Space Shuttle.  Angry How a plan to make space flight more affordable more than doubled both preparation time and cost for every pound put into orbit.

I had hopes for the Delta Clipper, but since it was tied, funding wise, to the Reagan era Star Wars program it got canceled along with a lot of other ideas, mostly bad. (It obeyed several key rules of engineering - Keep It Simple, Stupid and Don't Reinvent the Wheel. A goodly number of parts were bought in the hardware store - why make a new custom latch that is not intrinsicly superior to one from Home Depot?

Right now I am watching SpaceX and Space Transport Corp.

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 01:05:42 AM »

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Bad Moon rising
Tasmin Archer -- Sleeping Satellite
     for comparison, the dance version by Junior Caldera
Sonata Artica -- full Moon
Arthur Russell -- This Is How We Walk on the Moon (worth it more for the footage than the song)
Tonight, Tonight (Trip To The Moon) -- The Smashing Pumpkins (awesome clip inspired by the Georges Méliès film Trip to the Moon from 1902)
     The film itself
     The clip mixed to images from the film


Trailer for "Moon"
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 02:41:33 PM »

C'mon Mr. A, you missed the obvious: Man On the Moon- REM.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 07:21:51 PM »

Okay, now to fight dirty - William Shatner sings Rocketman! (Yes, I actually watched that show, way back in 1978... on WCSH Channel 6. Tongue )

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 12:47:24 AM »

Rocketman is more related to Mars than Luna. And I detest REM.
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 01:50:42 AM »

And the song that everyone seems to have forgotten....

Walking on the Moon - The Police Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 03:15:36 AM »

Giant steps are what you'll take...
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