Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Kes » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:23 pm

For the rolls that escaped out of the back door during R&D, sometimes, your turkey is just worth it! lol

What was that old saying? NASA spent three quarters of a million dollars, and two year's research developing a ballpoint pen that could write in zero gravity, the Russians just used a pencil.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby P.T » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 pm

Engineers who were building it sneakily hid stuff behind the tin foil...little mementos, tiny bits of art work, family pictures and stuff. NASA would have had them killed if they'd known, dry weight is massively important when calculating fuel requirements.
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Elessar » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:33 pm

What was the story involving Carl Sagan? They were sending out a signal into space for the aliens to pick up, with details of Earth history in an easily translatable form, and someone suggested they send some Bach. Sagan said that that would just be "showing off".
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Kes » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:10 pm

Just watched 'Battleship" yesterday. An entertaining movie by the team that brought you Transformers, about the perils of sending unsolicited broadcasts across the galaxy.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Lino » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:47 pm

MacGyver would have built Eagle from a paper clip and a nail :P
the probe taking Bach songs, greetings in a few languages and some info on Earth is Voyager! And I believe that after some 35 years she's already near the end of our solar system, reaching interstellar space.

Then, after Moon and Mars, the Alpha Centauri solar system will be the next goal.
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby icy » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:30 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/ ... Y720120831
Hundreds pay tribute to Neil Armstrong at Kennedy Space Center
~Godspeed little one~
~Don't talk about angels
Or how I'll be saved
I'm no coward
But I'm not that brave
Rags are blowing
Rain's getting near
I'm done with running
And it's getting dark in here~

~Sleep in peace old friend for me you'll never die~
 
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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby Simon » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:14 pm

Americans :roll:

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Re: Breaking News: Neil Armstrong has died

Postby WeeMann » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:29 pm

Simon wrote:Americans :roll:

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