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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1969, Neil Armstrong took a small step for man, making it extremely difficult for the other astronauts to get back into the lunar landing module   (history.com) divider line
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2021-07-20 4:18:39 PM  
The actual audio is "a small step for a man".
 
2021-07-20 5:08:33 PM  

syrynxx: The actual audio is "a small step for a man".


This is the fourth separate link I have seen greenlit today. So at this point, I don't think anything matters except that somehow this achievement gets hammered into every farker's head today.

/ and I saw it all "live" on television in clear black-and-white
 
2021-07-20 5:17:24 PM  
Any or all can go green. We stood on the surface of another world.
 
2021-07-20 5:21:17 PM  

syrynxx: Any or all can go green. We stood on the surface of another world.


"First." - USA

But thanks to people from all over the earth.

("Human" is still my favorite race. Especially when we outdo ourselves.)
 
2021-07-20 6:10:00 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:10:04 PM  
My dad was in the Peace Corps at the time, and he recalled listening to the landing on a radio in the middle of nowhere Colombia. He also recalled how every last impoverished barely-literate farmer knew and understood every last technical detail of the landing.
 
2021-07-20 6:11:27 PM  
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/ Just to get it over with :)
// ...is text that I most-likely shouldn't have included on my dating profile...
 
2021-07-20 6:15:16 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:24:22 PM  
Landing on the moon is my favorite human space endeavor. My second favorite is the fact that there is a planet in our solar system completely populated by robots, and we did that.
 
2021-07-20 6:24:35 PM  
I was 5 and can't remember if I watched it but I vaguely remember watching a couple of the later ones. I remember that I found it boring back then, I probably did not understand what the big deal was. Its a bit weird because it was around the time I got interested in science.
 
2021-07-20 6:25:38 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:26:50 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:31:57 PM  
And for some reason today we are supposed to be in awe of Bozos who didnt even go to real space
 
2021-07-20 6:32:02 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:34:46 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:40:51 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:41:23 PM  
1969? Nice.
 
2021-07-20 6:41:25 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:41:51 PM  
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2021-07-20 6:48:25 PM  

talkertopc: I was 5 and can't remember if I watched it but I vaguely remember watching a couple of the later ones. I remember that I found it boring back then, I probably did not understand what the big deal was. Its a bit weird because it was around the time I got interested in science.


I was 4, and my parents woke me up to watch it, but I don't remember it either. A couple of years later we went to Florida to see Apollo 14 take off, and I vaguely remember that. I've got Buzz Aldrin's autograph on a poster of him on the moon.

My dad was really into the space program, and even applied for astronaut training, but didn't get in.
 
2021-07-20 6:52:02 PM  
TIL: Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Marion Moon.
 
2021-07-20 6:57:16 PM  

X-Geek: talkertopc: I was 5 and can't remember if I watched it but I vaguely remember watching a couple of the later ones. I remember that I found it boring back then, I probably did not understand what the big deal was. Its a bit weird because it was around the time I got interested in science.

I was 4, and my parents woke me up to watch it, but I don't remember it either. A couple of years later we went to Florida to see Apollo 14 take off, and I vaguely remember that. I've got Buzz Aldrin's autograph on a poster of him on the moon.

My dad was really into the space program, and even applied for astronaut training, but didn't get in.


I "applied" by sending President Reagan a letter and drawings of the solar system. I let him know that if he needed a 10 year old to go to space he needn't search any further. About a month later I received a package from NASA with all sorts of cool stuff, which was nice and all, but my letter was to THE PRESIDENT, not some NASA admin! I guess that's when I learned that it's all in who you know.

Not long after was the Challenger disaster, which completely changed my mind. I remember thinking it was good that I hadn't wasted Reagan's time!
 
2021-07-20 7:02:46 PM  
For those that want to relive it 'live', CBS landing coverage:
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary, live stream
Youtube QBdyzTvA3oA
 
2021-07-20 7:04:50 PM  

CFitzsimmons: I "applied" by sending President Reagan a letter and drawings of the solar system. I let him know that if he needed a 10 year old to go to space he needn't search any further. About a month later I received a package from NASA with all sorts of cool stuff, which was nice and all, but my letter was to THE PRESIDENT, not some NASA admin! I guess that's when I learned that it's all in who you know.

Not long after was the Challenger disaster, which completely changed my mind. I remember thinking it was good that I hadn't wasted Reagan's time!


You could have prevented the disaster if you had been the expendable "Red Shirt" in the crew:  "Hey kid, climb out on the wing and stick your finger into the hole where all the fire is coming out."
 
2021-07-20 7:06:37 PM  

pehvbot: For those that want to relive it 'live', CBS landing coverage:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QBdyzTvA​3oA]


Oh and at the risk of quoting my own post.  Holy fark Cronkite sounds so much smarter than any news person today.  He knew is stuff and actually understood what he was talking about.
 
2021-07-20 7:10:28 PM  

X-Geek: TIL: Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Marion Moon.


Was she a vegetarian?
 
2021-07-20 7:19:08 PM  

talkertopc: I was 5 and can't remember if I watched it but I vaguely remember watching a couple of the later ones. I remember that I found it boring back then, I probably did not understand what the big deal was. Its a bit weird because it was around the time I got interested in science.


I was a toddler, and as the family story goes, as the lander was getting ready to touch down, I climbed up behind my grandfather and knocked his knees out causing him to land on his butt about the same time the Eagle hit moon.
 
2021-07-20 7:40:57 PM  

pehvbot: pehvbot: For those that want to relive it 'live', CBS landing coverage:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/QBdyzTvA​3oA]

Oh and at the risk of quoting my own post.  Holy fark Cronkite sounds so much smarter than any news person today.  He knew is stuff and actually understood what he was talking about.


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2021-07-20 7:56:45 PM  
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2021-07-20 8:01:29 PM  
I watched the landing in Naples, Italy. Dad was in the Army
We had an American standard TV that didnt match up to European standard. We where able to tune in video on one channel while listening to a broadcast on the AFRTS radio service.
 
2021-07-20 8:19:17 PM  
 
2021-07-20 8:25:11 PM  

rudemix: Landing on the moon is my favorite human space endeavor. My second favorite is the fact that there is a planet in our solar system completely populated by robots, and we did that.


So it's an uninhabited planet?
 
2021-07-20 9:05:47 PM  

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Satan and the Ph.D. in orbital mechanics...
 
2021-07-20 9:24:00 PM  
The moon is flat.
Just like mutha earth.

The solar system is nothing but a bunch of frisbees.
 
2021-07-20 9:56:13 PM  
Also on this day in history in 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the first man ever to take a piss on the moon.
 
2021-07-20 10:05:22 PM  
I was always disappointed they didn't fire a space gun while they were there.
 
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