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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Nice Cliff.
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    Hate to burst your bubble, but I'm not so sure about that; From Hemimax's link:
    That's it. No reason left to live.

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    2235 hrs england time, on the anniversary of landing on the moon, the universe gave us a 'hello' back. Moon not long risen so was looking at it through the thickest of atmospheres
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    Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven't we gone back?

    It was a time when spaceflight wasn't really about space.
    "Kennedy's closest advisers, speech writers and confidants say that one-two punch of Gargarin's flight and then the Bay of Pigs really taught him that military intervention was not necessarily going to succeed within this Cold War context," she explains. "Instead they needed to pursue other approaches to political problems."

    Political problems. For such a monumental moment in humanity's history, it's easy to forget that the decision to take us to the moon was borne out of a specific time and circumstance. It was a politician's answer to a political problem.
    Kennedy never hid the fact that there was a space race, but he often sold NASA's space plans as the human need to explore for exploration's sake. "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people," he said during an iconic speech at Houston's Rice University on April 25, 1962.
    Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven't we gone back? - CNET
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    Just watched the re-run of CBS's Moon Landing broadcast with Walter Cronkite. It was synched to the actual time of the landing. The 50 years slipped from my shoulders and I was back there.

    "We Came In Peace For All Mankind"
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    I caught myself crossing my fingers as they were landing, lol

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    Wed., July 24: NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 6:24 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 24, for the company’s 18th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Watch on NASA TV The Dragon spacecraft will launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and arrive at the space station on Friday, July 26, filled with about 5,500 pounds of science, cargo and crew supplies for the microgravity laboratory.
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