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Old July 16th, 2019, 09:21 AM
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50 years ago today, the Apollo XI left Earth in his trip to Moon . A great feat for Solomani race, even if it was stopped shortly latter.

I was too young to remeber it, but I tought it was worth a mention here as homage.
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Vilani infiltrators lobbied to defund NASA and sabotaged further space exploration efforts.
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But in the end, they failed, and the Solomani went to stars
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Can I recommend the podcast linked below for anyone interested in what it was like for the Apollo crew and Mission Command in the last minutes before the landing.

13 Minutes to the Moon

It's actually inspired me as to what the Pilot actually has to do on Traveller spacecraft.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13...odes/downloads

I am listening to BBC News World Service, check out this episode: https://player-prod.audionowdigital....tream&lang=eng
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I watched Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the Moon. I doubt that I will see that occur for Mars, and I am not even sure if I will see men return to the Moon.
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I'm too young to remember that one small step. I do remember my Mom insisting us kids watch a later Moon launch and mission on TV - even pulling us away from playing in the yard to do it. Later I realized that was the last Apollo landing.
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Missed Apollo. I did get to stay home from school to watch the first shuttle launch. Except then they scrubbed the launch until another day, I tried to make the argument that I should get to stay home that day too, but sadly no luck.

I would love to see the next program start and actually get funded and actually proceed. A few presidents now have announced something, dropped the mike & walked away and nothing has happened. Apparently such a program needs a few dedicated 'wranglers' to make happen, among many other moving parts.
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I was six years old at the time of Apollo 11. Probably too young to fully appreciate it. Growing up on a diet of Doctor Who and Lost in Space, I vaguely recall feeling disappointed when Armstrong & Aldrin entirely failed to encounter any moon monsters.
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Missed Apollo. I did get to stay home from school to watch the first shuttle launch. Except then they scrubbed the launch until another day, I tried to make the argument that I should get to stay home that day too, but sadly no luck.

I would love to see the next program start and actually get funded and actually proceed. A few presidents now have announced something, dropped the mike & walked away and nothing has happened. Apparently such a program needs a few dedicated 'wranglers' to make happen, among many other moving parts.
I wonder if SpaceX might simply just do it themselves, considering Musk's obsession with developing transports to Mars and space industry.
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