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(Gizmodo)   The only photo of Neil Armstrong on the Moon   (gizmodo.com) divider line 77
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2012-08-27 12:51:20 PM
What a wonderful authentic photograph.
 
2012-08-27 01:00:07 PM
It's only a model
 
2012-08-27 01:04:41 PM
Clearly a hack photo editing job.
 
2012-08-27 01:10:37 PM
i1151.photobucket.com
PR wants a myspace shot of Neil. Get a ladder, will you?
 
2012-08-27 01:24:47 PM
Just like my family vacation photos. Lots of the wife and kids, only one picture of me
 
2012-08-27 01:33:08 PM
So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.
 
2012-08-27 01:33:31 PM
Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?
 
2012-08-27 01:38:02 PM
Only photo?

Link
 
2012-08-27 01:42:22 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-27 01:43:16 PM
I don't see his US flag pin on his chest. Or any American marking for that matter.

That's not very American.
 
2012-08-27 01:43:23 PM

DerAppie: Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?


Motion pictures(Film-based) are a series of still images, usually shot at 24 frames per second. 24 individual pictures, where a shutter opens and closes each time, creating a individual frame of film. So a motion picture camera is really just a really, REALLY nice film camera that shoots continuously at a very specific rate.
 
2012-08-27 01:50:31 PM

Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.


You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon
 
2012-08-27 01:58:16 PM

Mikey1969: DerAppie: Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?

Motion pictures(Film-based) are a series of still images, usually shot at 24 frames per second. 24 individual pictures, where a shutter opens and closes each time, creating a individual frame of film. So a motion picture camera is really just a really, REALLY nice film camera that shoots continuously at a very specific rate.


I believe he is familiar with the concept.
 
2012-08-27 02:00:14 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon


I think Aldrin took communion. With permission.
 
2012-08-27 02:03:38 PM

Godscrack: I don't see his US flag pin on his chest. Or any American marking for that matter.

That's not very American.


Check his shoulder. The lighting washes out most detail, but you can make out the basic outline and coloring of a flag patch.

Or have I missed the joke entirely?
 
2012-08-27 02:04:18 PM
babtras: Mikey1969: DerAppie: Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?

Motion pictures(Film-based) are a series of still images, usually shot at 24 frames per second. 24 individual pictures, where a shutter opens and closes each time, creating a individual frame of film. So a motion picture camera is really just a really, REALLY nice film camera that shoots continuously at a very specific rate.

I believe he is familiar with the concept.


I didn't know that. I always assumed little people just acted out scenes within that weird box I keep in my living room.

/Why didn't anyone ever take me to the new photo showing of Batman?
 
2012-08-27 02:06:09 PM

babtras: I believe he is familiar with the concept.


Doesn't seem to be.
 
2012-08-27 02:06:28 PM

Soonerpsycho: [i.imgur.com image 460x1201]


whiteglossyundergroundboard.files.wordpress.com


Wilt scores 100 point game, only pic of him!
 
2012-08-27 02:06:51 PM

DerAppie: Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?


They are, in a way; they just change the slides really fast. In the days before synchronized sound, the comparison held even more strongly.
 
2012-08-27 02:07:42 PM

Millennium: Or have I missed the joke entirely?


Pretty sure he was just pretending to throw out Right Wing talking points about how Obama once walked in public without a flag pin, so he is obviously a Seekrit Mooslim Usurper.
 
2012-08-27 02:07:43 PM

DerAppie: babtras: Mikey1969: DerAppie: Can it still be called a photo if it is one frame from a film? If so, shouldn't we call movies slide shows?

Motion pictures(Film-based) are a series of still images, usually shot at 24 frames per second. 24 individual pictures, where a shutter opens and closes each time, creating a individual frame of film. So a motion picture camera is really just a really, REALLY nice film camera that shoots continuously at a very specific rate.

I believe he is familiar with the concept.

I didn't know that. I always assumed little people just acted out scenes within that weird box I keep in my living room.

/Why didn't anyone ever take me to the new photo showing of Batman?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-27 02:10:12 PM

Mikey1969: Millennium: Or have I missed the joke entirely?

Pretty sure he was just pretending to throw out Right Wing talking points about how Obama once walked in public without a flag pin, so he is obviously a Seekrit Mooslim Usurper.


I figured out that much; my question is whether the joke involved not seeing any American flags on the clothing of someone who not only had American flags on their clothing, but was also carrying an American flag.
 
2012-08-27 02:19:14 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon


Hell, NASA was pretty pissed about an unauthorized sandwich aboard Gemini 3.

Although they seemed to be pissed about a lot of things on Gemini 3.

/lol Gus.
 
2012-08-27 02:22:21 PM

Millennium: Mikey1969: Millennium: Or have I missed the joke entirely?

Pretty sure he was just pretending to throw out Right Wing talking points about how Obama once walked in public without a flag pin, so he is obviously a Seekrit Mooslim Usurper.

I figured out that much; my question is whether the joke involved not seeing any American flags on the clothing of someone who not only had American flags on their clothing, but was also carrying an American flag.


Well, to be fair, the freak jobs he was making fun of are never actually that rational.
 
2012-08-27 02:27:04 PM
I do like the myth of Armstrong "pulling rank" to be first. One of the comments in TFA perpetuates it.

Hey Buzz, now that we're here and about to exit onto a celestial body, which has never been done before, in an unforgiving environment I have to say.........FIRST!!!!!!
 
2012-08-27 02:41:25 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon


In space it's never 'Miller time'.
 
2012-08-27 02:47:38 PM

Spade: Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon

Hell, NASA was pretty pissed about an unauthorized sandwich aboard Gemini 3.

Although they seemed to be pissed about a lot of things on Gemini 3.

/lol Gus.


Poor Gus. Wasn't he originally supposed to be the first man on the moon?
 
2012-08-27 02:52:11 PM

ArkPanda: Spade: Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon

Hell, NASA was pretty pissed about an unauthorized sandwich aboard Gemini 3.

Although they seemed to be pissed about a lot of things on Gemini 3.

/lol Gus.

Poor Gus. Wasn't he originally supposed to be the first man on the moon?


At the time he died, it wouldn't have been decided. Even if the plan had him on the first moon landing on that date, any incident that pushed the landing back would have changed that. Though from what I recall from the books and documentaries that I've encountered he was certainly a front-runner.
 
2012-08-27 02:55:22 PM
rookery.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-08-27 03:09:23 PM
Shopped . . .
 
2012-08-27 03:10:48 PM
That's no moon.

/ really it took this long
// tough week for the Armstrong's.
/// stretch armstrong movie is being made too.
 
2012-08-27 03:12:32 PM

Spade: Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon

Hell, NASA was pretty pissed about an unauthorized sandwich aboard Gemini 3.

Although they seemed to be pissed about a lot of things on Gemini 3.

/lol Gus.


That would be a pretty damn good Fark handle. Or band name.
 
2012-08-27 03:24:17 PM
The wrong Armstrong died, just sayin.
 
2012-08-27 03:27:19 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I do like the myth of Armstrong "pulling rank" to be first. One of the comments in TFA perpetuates it.

Hey Buzz, now that we're here and about to exit onto a celestial body, which has never been done before, in an unforgiving environment I have to say.........FIRST!!!!!!


Yeah, huge myth. Deke Slayton was in charge of assignments and, in concert with Chris Kraft and other top NASA people, decided that Armstrong was going to be first. They liked him and the meeting was entirely secret. Aldrin for years wanted to know why protocol had been broke to make him second; it played a part in his alcohol and depression. Nobody knew until Deke Slayton's autobiography in the 1990s. I suspect from Armstrongs biography and general demeanor that they trusted a quiet professional rather than a guy like Buzz, who tended to wear his ego on his sleeve. Everything about who was first was decided well before the landing.
 
2012-08-27 03:37:33 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I do like the myth of Armstrong "pulling rank" to be first. One of the comments in TFA perpetuates it.

Hey Buzz, now that we're here and about to exit onto a celestial body, which has never been done before, in an unforgiving environment I have to say.........FIRST!!!!!!


It really should be just semantics. The big accomplishment shouldn't be walking on the moon; that's nothing more than opening a hatch and descending a ladder. The big accomplishment was landing on the moon, a feat that Armstrong and Aldrin did simultaneously.

Otherwise it's kind of like saying that whichever sailor happened to be the first one to step off of Magellan's ship when it returned to Spain was a bigger hero than anyone else aboard.
 
2012-08-27 03:39:46 PM

trotsky: DoBeDoBeDo: I do like the myth of Armstrong "pulling rank" to be first. One of the comments in TFA perpetuates it.

Hey Buzz, now that we're here and about to exit onto a celestial body, which has never been done before, in an unforgiving environment I have to say.........FIRST!!!!!!

Yeah, huge myth. Deke Slayton was in charge of assignments and, in concert with Chris Kraft and other top NASA people, decided that Armstrong was going to be first. They liked him and the meeting was entirely secret. Aldrin for years wanted to know why protocol had been broke to make him second; it played a part in his alcohol and depression. Nobody knew until Deke Slayton's autobiography in the 1990s. I suspect from Armstrongs biography and general demeanor that they trusted a quiet professional rather than a guy like Buzz, who tended to wear his ego on his sleeve. Everything about who was first was decided well before the landing.


Classic family trip trade off. Buzz got the window seat but Neil got to get out first.

Use it all the time.
 
2012-08-27 03:40:33 PM
Whoever wrote that headline needs to go back and check his facts. Oh, wait, it's Gizmodo. Nevermind.
 
2012-08-27 03:45:45 PM
But did they take pictures of the whalers on the moon?
 
2012-08-27 03:45:48 PM

trotsky: DoBeDoBeDo: I do like the myth of Armstrong "pulling rank" to be first. One of the comments in TFA perpetuates it.

Hey Buzz, now that we're here and about to exit onto a celestial body, which has never been done before, in an unforgiving environment I have to say.........FIRST!!!!!!

Yeah, huge myth. Deke Slayton was in charge of assignments and, in concert with Chris Kraft and other top NASA people, decided that Armstrong was going to be first. They liked him and the meeting was entirely secret. Aldrin for years wanted to know why protocol had been broke to make him second; it played a part in his alcohol and depression. Nobody knew until Deke Slayton's autobiography in the 1990s. I suspect from Armstrongs biography and general demeanor that they trusted a quiet professional rather than a guy like Buzz, who tended to wear his ego on his sleeve. Everything about who was first was decided well before the landing.


AFAIK ever moon landing had the Commander walk first. They were next to the hatch, simple as that. No discussion needed.
 
2012-08-27 03:48:38 PM
Has anyone else noticed that at the bottom of the article there's clearly another pic? And it's clearly labeled "There's one other picture of Neil on the Moon".

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-08-27 03:49:17 PM
Well, if Aldrin was so insistent on what radio station they listened to on the entire f*cking trip, maybe *he* would've been the one to go out first.

F*ck that guy!
 
2012-08-27 03:56:05 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Gonz: So weird seeing a lunar commander without the red stripe.

You'd figure they wouldn't let them drink while on a mission, no matter how cool it would be to crack one open on the moon




"Death by exposure to hard vacuum? BOO!"

"Red stripe? HOORAY BEER!"
 
2012-08-27 04:00:35 PM
arifanda.net
 
2012-08-27 04:33:37 PM

ltdanman44: [arifanda.net image 500x350]


The best was from Iowa.
 
2012-08-27 04:39:37 PM
Did anyone think to ask the moon what he thought of it?

Link

/Never mind, the moon is an alabaster idiot
 
2012-08-27 04:47:00 PM

trotsky: I suspect from Armstrongs biography and general demeanor that they trusted a quiet professional rather than a guy like Buzz, who tended to wear his ego on his sleeve. Everything about who was first was decided well before the landing.


The History Channel re-aired a docudrama called "Moonshot." In it, NASA is discussing the issue and someone says, "Aldrin wants to be first. That's all the more reason not to pick him."
 
2012-08-27 05:18:37 PM
NASA director: Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet the two experienced astronauts who will accompany the winner into space: Race Banyon and Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon.

Buzz: Second comes right after first!

*cough*

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-27 05:19:25 PM

jimpoz: Otherwise it's kind of like saying that whichever sailor happened to be the first one to step off of Magellan's ship when it returned to Spain was a bigger hero than anyone else aboard.


Name one other person on that ship. You are not allowed to look it up.

/I invoke the code of honour!
//Seriously, no cheating
 
2012-08-27 05:39:19 PM

DerAppie: jimpoz: Otherwise it's kind of like saying that whichever sailor happened to be the first one to step off of Magellan's ship when it returned to Spain was a bigger hero than anyone else aboard.

Name one other person on that ship. You are not allowed to look it up.

/I invoke the code of honour!
//Seriously, no cheating


Pablo Sanchez - cook
 
2012-08-27 05:41:02 PM

ltdanman44: [arifanda.net image 500x350]


A sense that we can accomplish anything we set out to do and nothing stands in our way,
 
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