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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Is it possible that they could have replayed it? Did they have the technology back then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Oh c'mon what twaddle.

    Of course they didn't fly through the heavens.

    They would have bumped into God. And he would have been a bit cross.

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    And you would be s bit Cross wouldn't you?

    There you are, in your Omnipotence, trying to catch some sleep. And these Cunts keep firing rockets and satellites into your living room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Andy View Post
    Schools were better funded back then
    . . . I was kinda meaning the Television station
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Did it? my first memory of TV was being woken up by my parents to watch that event
    And i know youre a believer.
    Must be the same as learning about jesus when youre 4 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    So explain why no Shuttle is flying now.
    Ah, thanks for asking. Two reasons: It cost a LOT of money per kilogram of payload to orbit, and it didnt really achieve much that could not have been achieved better-er and cheaper using other technologies. As an example: big old satellites could be much cheaper deployed by using a rocket - in fact they have been. SpaceX is doing its bit now with re-usable rocket stages, reusable rocket engines, and the self landing boosters. The other is that technologically its something of a dead end. Sure, it was cool as shit, and they solved a lot of technical problems just to get it to actually work, but those problems could have been solved cheaper in other ways. It basically comes down to "What is your goal, here?"

    Effectively the goal of the STS was to make the STS work.

    I would highly recommend this book: Into the Black by Roland Brown. After Apollo and up to the successful flight of STS-1. Its very readable

    https://www.amazon.com/Into-Black-Ex.../dp/1501123629

    The other book that is very interesting is the book about the Challenger disaster (and the fact that they got the things back flying after only two and a bit years ). The culture problems were very similar to the issues that led to the tragedy of Apollo 1, and of course with similar consequences. - that did nothing for the crew of Columbia, of course).

    I cant find my book about Challenger but this one is recommended https://www.bookdepository.com/Truth...BoC65kQAvD_BwE
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    I am with the other fella who has already said that if it didnt happen an awful lot of people are keeping quiet about it.

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    Well. . . Colonel Sanders kept the 11 herbs and spices under wraps for ages. Guessing Husi will post a link for that. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Well. . . Colonel Sanders kept the 11 herbs and spices under wraps for ages. Guessing Husi will post a link for that. . .
    Oh hell no but i do know he only served a year in the army in cuba as a waggon steerer in 1906
    so the whole Colonel was a bit of a reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I was asked yesterday if I remembered the Moon landing in 69. lol (it happened as I recall at night).
    I was 20 years old,terribly pissed,and in some sheilas flat in Majoribank St', Wgton.
    A fine effort as later I climbed on the roof of my near new Ford Escort and dented it (popped it out from inside !).
    Yes I remember well !!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddDuck View Post
    Something I was told a while ago (at work, by an optics scientist): the moon landings left retroreflector corner cubes behind, those three mirrors set at right angles to form one corner of a cube, the same things used in cats-eyes. Of course they're still there and still functional today. It's possible to shoot a laser from the ground and see the return pulse.

    Yes, you need a very powerful laser. You need to know where to aim. You also need pricey gear to see the return clearly since the return is attenuated by 99%, ie astronomy-grade telescopes and powered tracking, with a rack of computers and instruments separating signal from noise. 1% does come back.

    It's just that all that gear screams "scientists in league with..." though, it isn't exactly something that the average pub going punter can assess at a glance... sometimes people believe what they want to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Did it? my first memory of TV was being woken up by my parents to watch that event
    It was 8:17 am in NZ on 21 July when they landed. And no live TV back then 'cos we didn't have a deesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I was asked yesterday if I remembered the Moon landing in 69. lol (it happened as I recall at night).
    I was 20 years old,terribly pissed,and in some sheilas flat in Majoribank St', Wgton.
    A fine effort as later I climbed on the roof of my near new Ford Escort and dented it (popped it out from inside !).
    Yes I remember well !!!!!!!!!!
    Ah Gaz, you don't remember it well a all because of that sheila. The landing on the moon was in daylight time for us at 8.18am and the first step on the moon was at 2.56pm lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merv View Post
    Ah Gaz, you don't remember it well a all because of that sheila. The landing on the moon was in daylight time for us at 8.18am and the first step on the moon was at 2.56pm lol.
    Haha, I was more pissed off having dented my roof Merv lol. Must have been a re play huh ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    It was 8:17 am in NZ on 21 July when they landed. And no live TV back then 'cos we didn't have a deesh.
    Live on the radio. Delayed coverage on TV. Played over and over as soon as they got the tape. From memory, they started playing it just short of midday and kept going till early evening. With each main center being separate channels then, I think locally they taped what came from Auckland - and replayed it.
    Other centers may have played it for different lengths of time.
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    And we'll never go back. I saw this on the internet and it fits perfectly and coz it's moving pictures on the tellybox, it has to be true.

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