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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2011, 12:26:18 PM »
It's funny that I have more technology in my ford focus then they had in the rockets that sent them to the moon.
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2011, 12:37:19 PM »
Kind of sad how most people, myself included, can name more Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts than we can Space Shuttle astronauts.

6 astronauts flew in Mercury
16 astronauts flew in Gemini
32 astronauts flew in Apollo
355 astronauts flew in the Space Shuttles

I couldn't remember 355 names if I had to.
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2011, 04:36:48 PM »
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2011, 05:25:02 PM »
I've met two of them (Armstrong and Cernan). Pretty great guys who both took the time to talk with me, though I doubt either of them would remember.

I also had the honor of meeting Martha Chaffee. She's a class act, and an advocate for the space program to this day.
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2011, 10:35:47 PM »
Hawaiian kine predator drone... solah powah fo days!  (months even)

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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2011, 11:58:27 AM »
360⁰ interactive photo of Discovery's flight deck during decommisioning at KSC OPF.
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2011, 12:16:08 PM »
Hawaiian kine predator drone... solah powah fo days!  (months even)



I heard about this I think. Is this the one that was aloft for liek severl months straight?
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Re: 42 Years Ago...
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2011, 01:46:32 PM »
IMHO the Saturn V rocket was and still is one of the most incredible marvels of human engineering. Anything that could develop that kind of power and hang together is a testament to the folks who developed it . . .
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