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SelectOSpeed    Posted 07-20-2018 at 17:25:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 49 Years Ago Today
  • July 20th 1969, Apollo 11, Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon. "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". How well I remember watching the blurred live transmission from the moon. SoS.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-24-2018 at 13:53:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". . . Close, not quite.

    "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind"

    He kinda muttered the "a" under his breath and history has long forgotten it.

    Black and white TV, I think it was the giant 27 inch TV.

    steveVa    Posted 07-20-2018 at 20:44:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Remember it well.
    The signal breaks up on the word giant leap.
    One of my grandfathers could track space craft from his house. I remember seeing sputnic at his house.
    My other grandfather said all the space stuff was a hoax.
    I remember seeing the moon landing at his house and he said you could tell that it was all in a Hollywood studio.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-22-2018 at 05:26:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • "... all space stuff was a hoax..." -HAHAHA! There will always be conspiracy theorists no matter what. Recall the movie with OJ Simpson "CAPRICORN ONE" about the first manned space shot to Mars? It turned out it was all faked, and the three astronauts were to be executed shortly after filming some more fake sequences but they manage to escape and get hunted down. Except for one, James Brolin, who at the end shows up at his own funeral and exposes the whole scam. One famous line from another movie, "SHOOTER" by Mr.Nate (Levon Helm):

    "...Whoever took that shot is long gone. That's how a conspiracy works. Them boys on the grassy knoll, they were dead within three hours. Buried in the damn desert. Unmarked graves out past Terlingua...still got the shovel!!!..."

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-24-2018 at 17:42:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I liked the Australian who investigated it. He put all the pieces into place, taking the guess work out of it including the mystery bullet. Oswald did shoot him in the head. Non fatal wound. The secret service agent behind him picked up the newly issued M-16 and popped off a single and fatal 5.56 mm round.
    He even went on to the life of the SS agent after the parade. That agent never got parade duty again. oops.

    Buddy    Posted 07-20-2018 at 19:19:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I must be getting old, as I remember that also. Geezz .

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-20-2018 at 18:46:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, I remember it well. The whole family gathered around the black & white TV watching it LIVE. I was 13 and my older brother was 14. We had all the AMT and REVELL plastic model kits of the Saturn V, the LEM, the Apollo capsule, as well as the Gemini capsule and the Mercury capsule. We were caught up in the space program as was much of America back then. Despite Vietnam and the race riots, we were a proud country that night. It really united the whole world for a brief while. Even the Pope, Castro, Khrushchev and Brezhnev stopped to watch the landing. The big secret that Neil Armstrong took to his grave and that Buzz Aldrin won’t talk about was what or who was following their trajectory and orbit around the moon and what it was they saw when they landed. Aldrin had taken some photos of two UFOs following the Apollo 11 CM and LEM in orbit around the moon. Two full minutes of the Armstrong/Houston conversation turned up as ‘missing’ and unaccountable and written off as a glitch. Allegedly, what Armstrong and Aldrin saw when they landed were other alien spacecraft lined up around a crater and watching them. Like the FBI and Warren Commission/Kennedy files, both of them , and the King files, we may never know the truth in our lifetime.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-20-2018 at 18:21:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • we still had black and white TV when we watched it.

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