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50 Year Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/19/2019 13:05:00

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50 years ago this weekend, we set foot on the moon.



Think most of us would have been only toddlers back then. Does anyone have any memories of watching it live? Sadly I don't, but Mom tells me Dad was so excited he set up his camera in the living room to take pictures of the TV.

Here's to hoping there is even greater space exploration in our future and never lose that spark of curiosity and wonder of the universe.




Mala

 

17 comments (Latest Comment: 07/19/2019 17:35:12 by livingonli)
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Comment by wickedpam on 07/19/2019 13:18:45
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 07/19/2019 13:28:32
Mornin' all..

So umm.. the media narrative going around today is that 's disgusting racist attacks on sitting members of Congress is somehow dividing the Democratic Party between traditional and more revolutionary factions.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'VE NEVER SEEN THE PARTY MORE UNITED. This isn't about what stripe of partisan leftist you are - this is about gross misbehavior on the part of the President, and the idea that we would somehow be divided in defending ANYONE who is the target of such an attack, regardless of their political beliefs, is absolute GARBAGE.

It's the same reason why I stand with Meghan McCain when her late father is attacked, despite how I feel about either of them. It's the same reason why I would stand with Joe Walsh when he speaks out about how this President is degrading our country, despite the fact that I still disagree with him vehemently whenever he trots out the bullshit attacks against women's choice.

Comment by Raine on 07/19/2019 13:35:59


What Scoop said!

VERY DIVIDED....





Comment by wickedpam on 07/19/2019 13:51:45
Same Scoop, Same.

Comment by Raine on 07/19/2019 14:12:08




Comment by wickedpam on 07/19/2019 14:23:27
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Good God, he couldn't be look more uninterested in her story if he tried. The only time he perked up was about the Nobel Prize and seemed perplexed as to why it was given to her.

Comment by BobR on 07/19/2019 14:24:40
Quote by Raine:



Besides his stupidity, there's also the awkwardness of the whole thing. I've seen this before - he seems to not want to get out of his chair, nor out from behind his desk. He faces forward and looks to the side, as the person he's talking to stands behind his desk.

Why doesn't he meet them out in the middle of the room? I expect that's an "image" thing for him, where he wants to be seen sitting at the presidential desk, rather than be seen mingling with the people he's talking to. I expect that's also a "power trip" thing too.

Comment by BobR on 07/19/2019 14:34:26
Regarding today's blog - I don't think I saw the landing because it was after 1:00 AM and I was 9. I do remember seeing the first moonwalk though.

Comment by BobR on 07/19/2019 14:36:20
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:



Good God, he couldn't be look more uninterested in her story if he tried. The only time he perked up was about the Nobel Prize and seemed perplexed as to why it was given to her.

She says they killed my parents and my six brothers, and he immediately responds with "where are they now?".

What a complete fucktard.

Comment by wickedpam on 07/19/2019 14:39:43
Quote by BobR:
Regarding today's blog - I don't think I saw the landing because it was after 1:00 AM and I was 9. I do remember seeing the first moonwalk though.



That's a cool memory to have :D

Comment by Raine on 07/19/2019 15:20:36




Comment by wickedpam on 07/19/2019 15:36:58
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How many freaking sex traffickers do these people know?!

Comment by Raine on 07/19/2019 15:37:28
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Regarding today's blog - I don't think I saw the landing because it was after 1:00 AM and I was 9. I do remember seeing the first moonwalk though.



That's a cool memory to have :D

‘Apollo 50: Go For the Moon’ on the Mall: The Smithsonian Institution has a wide array of tributes to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, but the most impressive might be this showcase on Friday and Saturday. Tuesday through Thursday, you’ll see a projection of the Saturn V rocket on the facade of the Washington Monument between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. But stake out a spot on the Mall on Friday and Saturday for an immersive 17-minute spectacle that will simulate the launch of Apollo 11. A short film, combining archival footage and newly drawn artwork, will be projected onto the monument and adjacent 40-foot-wide screens that will re-create the Kennedy Space Center’s countdown clock. You have three chances each night to catch this massive production on the Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle (between Ninth and 12th streets NW), which means fewer excuses for missing it. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Free.

From WaPo


Comment by Raine on 07/19/2019 15:38:27
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:





How many freaking sex traffickers do these people know?!

Tip

Of

The

Iceberg

(That is my deep fear).

Comment by TriSec on 07/19/2019 16:00:19
Well, I was about to turn 3 when the LeM touched down.

I don't know how accurate this is - I recall everybody sitting in our house in Saugus, because we had the biggest TV. I was on grandpa's lap, sitting in the dining room looking into the living room where everyone else was. It was dark, so I presume night-time.

Mum confirms this was Apollo 11.

My now-deceased Great Uncle Ray Moore worked for Draper Labs here at MIT at the time. His team worked on the navigation equipment and accelerometers that were in the Lunar Excursion Module. Things he built are up on the moon.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/19/2019 16:17:40
Hello, bloggers!!!

I have no memories of the Moon landing. I have to hope that in my lifetime we will again become explorers. As a nation, we seem to be looking inwards.

As for Trump and his acolytes, I fear that it is impossible to reach most of them. Perhaps we should rename our nation to the Divided States of America.

Comment by livingonli on 07/19/2019 17:35:12
I was 2 when it happened so I don't remember it from that, just from when it was brought up later.