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Old 07-21-2018, 07:25 AM   #991
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July 21st 1969 - Apollo 11

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Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon.
Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later.
They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth.
Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface.
Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.

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Old 07-21-2018, 07:44 AM   #992
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Lies! Conspiracy!!
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #993
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Yeah, how can a flag fly with no wind? And the shadows are all wrong. Plus my mailman's babysitter's great uncle's neighbor's cousin works at the Hollywood studio here he heard about the subterfuge.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:46 AM   #994
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Today's NASA Astro pic is remarkable in its simplicity.
I have always figured in the back of all the minds involved, especially Armstrong's and Aldrin's was the thought:
"Well damn, this SOB really works!"
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:36 PM   #995
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If they did it (went to the moon) within 7-8 years in the 60s (with 60s tech) why is it gonna take 15 years to do it (go back to the moon) again in the 21st century?
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:03 PM   #996
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Because it's not a race anymore.


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And we will want to do more than take selfies when we get there this time.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:04 PM   #997
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Because few Americans think it's a priority
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:22 AM   #998
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But now The Donald wants to build a hotel there … Lunatic Towers.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:24 AM   #999
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Maybe Ralph Crandon can help him out.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:06 AM   #1000
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Um... Kramden? Pow, to the moon?
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