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It was 50 years ago today......
« on: 16 July 2019, 15:00:58 »

Well, we all know what took place.

I watched a documentary about Neil Armstrong a couple of days ago. What struck me the most was how modest unassuming and humble this man was. In fact he was the exact opposite of many 'celebs' today who think they are relevant and important because they were once in the big brother house, or a contestant on Love Island. :-\

   
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #1 on: 16 July 2019, 15:02:23 »

I remember it well. Seems like about 10 years ago.  ::)
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #2 on: 16 July 2019, 15:04:21 »

https://youtu.be/erA3WQE9Zes


But of course the whole thing was faked as these 'very clever chaps' knew all along. :)
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #3 on: 16 July 2019, 15:04:55 »

A couple of interesting little known facts items on the BBC website. First is still there today four facts. The other I cannot re find but had 11 I think. The best is the longest standing flag on the moon is actually British as it was on equipment left there. The American flag fell over when they took off. Not many folk know that about little old insignificant Britain! 
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #4 on: 16 July 2019, 15:18:15 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #5 on: 16 July 2019, 15:28:23 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #6 on: 16 July 2019, 15:32:49 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.

The feminists of today probably find this sexist.

Run along and shave your armpits .....sweetie.
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #7 on: 16 July 2019, 15:36:02 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.

The feminists of today probably find this sexist.

Run along and shave your armpits .....sweetie.
I don't see how even the most ardent lesbian could find that sexist. He is, after all, a man.

I wonder if a naked womans tits would stick straight out in zero gravity?  ;D

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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #8 on: 16 July 2019, 15:39:44 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.

The feminists of today probably find this sexist.

Run along and shave your armpits .....sweetie.
I don't see how even the most ardent lesbian could find that sexist. He is, after all, a man.

I wonder if a naked womans tits would stick straight out in zero gravity;D

Oh gawd, I'm getting as bad as you-know-who.

It would depend if they were perky or floppy to start with..... :)
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #9 on: 16 July 2019, 16:52:23 »

Mm, I think that Saturn V was nearly as heavy on fuel as my 3.2 estate :'(    At 13.4 tons of propellant per second  :o
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #10 on: 16 July 2019, 16:58:12 »

Directly related, I have followed some of the build videos associated with Project Egress: https://airandspace.si.edu/events/project-egress-build - a project to build a replica of the escape hatch for display in the museum.

Some of them are incredibly interesting.. well, to me, anyway :y (Search YouTube for "Project Egress" .. maybe start with the This old Tony video)
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #11 on: 16 July 2019, 17:14:51 »

Mm, I think that Saturn V was nearly as heavy on fuel as my 3.2 estate :'(    At 13.4 tons of propellant per second  :o

Like all children of the Apollo age I had the Airfix kit of the mighty Saturn V.........complete with lunar module. :y
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #12 on: 16 July 2019, 17:26:33 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.

The feminists of today probably find this sexist.

Run along and shave your armpits .....sweetie.
I don't see how even the most ardent lesbian could find that sexist. He is, after all, a man.

I wonder if a naked womans tits would stick straight out in zero gravity?  ;D

Oh gawd, I'm getting as bad as you-know-who.
Barbarella stylee

Probably not work safe...  :-*
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #13 on: 16 July 2019, 17:31:11 »

I remember we watched it at primary school , seemed to be astonishing at the time  :o
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Re: It was 50 years ago today......
« Reply #14 on: 16 July 2019, 17:33:59 »

And after god knows how many times he rehearsed his famous "giant leap" speech, Armstrong STILL got the grammar wrong!
Well, he IS an American..... ::)

Ron.
No, Ron, he didn't. He said "That's one small step for a man, but one giant leap for mankind". The radio cut out the 'a'.

The feminists of today probably find this sexist.

Run along and shave your armpits .....sweetie.
I don't see how even the most ardent lesbian could find that sexist. He is, after all, a man.

I wonder if a naked womans tits would stick straight out in zero gravity?  ;D

Oh gawd, I'm getting as bad as you-know-who.
Barbarella stylee

Probably not work safe...  :-*

That reminds me a little of the 'Orgasmatron' in the film Sleeper, with Woody Allen. I first watched Barbarella aged about 14........with a cushion on my lap. ;D
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