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#4478390 - 06/16/19 04:51 PM Apollo 11 in Real Time  
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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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#4483283 - 07/18/19 10:13 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Neat!



I'm listening to them now as I scan the forum.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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By the way, on the right side of the screen there are 3 buttons: "Photography" "Mission Control Audio" and "Astromaterial Samples"

The default is "Photography" and that panel shows timeline appropriate pictures. But if you switch to "Mission Control Audio" you can hear the behind the scenes audio, "Flight" discussion something with "Fido" or "Flight" telling "Capcom" something which he then passes on to the spacecraft etc.. It's real neat.


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#4483288 - 07/18/19 10:41 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Makes me proud to be American...even though I'm not! Thanks for posting. Heady days indeed.

#4483361 - 07/19/19 02:19 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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We have our nine year old daughter exploring this.

#4483480 - 07/20/19 02:34 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Another great site, a bit less busy than the OP site:

https://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

Gene Kranz is a tough taskmaster.


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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4483525 - 07/20/19 08:08 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4483557 - 07/21/19 01:56 AM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Fifty years ago this minute Neil Armstrong uttered the famous (though often misquoted) words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind", as he left the Lunar Excursion Module's ladder and became the first human to stand free upon the surface of our Moon.

To mark the anniversary (ok, to capitalize on it) Budweiser has produced a limited run beer christened the "Discovery Reserve". I don't often drink alcohol any more, but a couple weeks ago I bought a six-pack.

I had the first on Tuesday, the anniversary of Apollo 11's liftoff, and the second was opened at 20:17 UTC (2:17 pm Central Daylight Time, my local) today to commemorate the announcement, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed". As I post this, I'm cracking the third to mark the leap mentioned earlier, and I'll have the fourth in 17 minutes, in honor of when Buzz Aldrin joined Armstrong on what Aldrin would call the "magnificent desolation" of the Lunar landscape.The fifth and sixth will mark respectively the pair's liftoff from the Moon and the safe and successful return to Mother Earth of Armstrong, Aldrin and Command Module pilot, Michael Collins (who must have felt somewhat like Paul Revere's horse,I suppose).


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Pretty fascinating stuff, thanks guys. Also for keeping track. That experience of watching these men set foot onto the moon must have been utterly amazing for the TV Audience worldwide.

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My most vivid memory of this night 50 years ago was standing on the front porch beside by father (who was then 12 years younger than I am now) looking up at the moon in awe of the fact that two Americans were standing on its surface.


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I was only four years old, but I remember it well. It was my older sisters birthday party and the house was full of family watching it on TV. I also remember going outside with my Dad and uncles to look up at the moon. I know I couldn't fully comprehend the extent of what was happening right then, but I will always remember what a joyful experience it was.


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#4483569 - 07/21/19 05:13 AM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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It has been quite enjoyable following this in real time the last few days.


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Spurred by the memories this anniversary stirred up I was doing some searches of those involved and sadly learned that Bob Carlton, "Control" on Gene Kranz White Team, passed away only a few months ago.

https://www.facebook.com/goflightunsungheroes/posts/2256955031220354


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This is a bit shocking and sad, but for some reason I always had a suspicion about his death. He seemed very healthy and strong in his last public appearance. Coincidentally the commander of Apollo 12, Pete Conrad, died due to poor medical care.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/neil-armstrong-6-million-dollars-malpractice-settlement


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
This is a bit shocking and sad, but for some reason I always had a suspicion about his death. He seemed very healthy and strong in his last public appearance. Coincidentally the commander of Apollo 12, Pete Conrad, died due to poor medical care.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/neil-armstrong-6-million-dollars-malpractice-settlement



I just read that earlier this morning and indeed it is terrible what Armstrong went through. A similar situation happened with the actor Bill Paxton.


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One of Armstrong’s rare interviews. A very good one, as always!



In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#4483974 - 07/24/19 05:06 PM Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Having had open heart surgery a decade ago to repair my valve and fix an ascending aortic aneurysm, I'm familiar with Armstrong and Paxton. Paxton had a similar operation to mine:

https://doctordaliah.wordpress.com/...eurysm-repair-prior-to-his-fatal-stroke/

And a stroke got him. What I don't know is if it happened when they were warming him up after surgery, or after he was warm and threw plaque or a clot. When you have this kind of surgery, your brain is either completely disconnected from blood flow, or a machine processes the blood for a time while the surgeon repairs your ascending aorta. Your body is also chilled to the point that the metabolism of the brain nearly stops, thus protecting it from oxygen deprivation. A big risk from this surgery is if your body is warmed too quickly afterwards, bubbles can form in the blood which can cause a stroke. Needless to say I was very anxious going in, and asked my surgeon on the table to warm me very slowly. The risks are there, and I was blessed with waking up okay, though I do recall the world looking like vertical hold had broken on a television set for a day. I feel bad about Bill, he was an awesome actor.

Armstrong died from bleeding that occured after they removed his heart electrodes. When you have these surgeries that require cracking the chest, common practice was to implant drainage tubes for the pericardium and chest cavity, and electrodes to maintain a steady heart rhythm. The drainage tubes are pretty nasty because all sorts of fluid and blood comes out, and when they yank them out is very unpleasant. I remember blood oozing from the two holes for a day after they were removed, and formed three inch long dangling scabs. As for the electrodes removed, that was one of the wildest sensations I've ever felt. I remember when the nurse got up on the bed upon her knees, bent over my chest and grabbed the electrode harness with a tight fist and yanked hard. My body felt as if a web of sparks crawled across and through my chest like a star exploded inside of me. Afterwards, I felt fine.

Long story short, heart surgery sucks. I'm glad I had mine though. Word of advice to anyone that may face such a surgery: interview multiple surgeons and find one that specializes in exactly what you are having done. Mine did 140 such surgeries a year, and was one of the best in the world. Fortunately I had insurance that allowed me to choose him.

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