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Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 02:59 PM
Apollo 11 Image Library

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/images11.html

(tons of pics)

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-36-5404.jpg

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-37-5437.jpg

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-37-5544.jpg


Interior of Lunar module

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/as11-36-5392.jpg

revefsreleets
07-17-2009, 03:24 PM
Nonsense! All filmed in a studio in Hollywood...we've been bamboozled for 40 years now.:applaudit:

xfl2001fan
07-17-2009, 03:29 PM
We are a society who put men on the moon 40 years ago...before we put wheels on luggage.

X-Terminator
07-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Hard to believe that it's been 37 years since the last man walked on the moon. With the technology we have today, is there any reason why we can't go back? Yes, the missions would cost an assload of money, but what would you rather see - tax dollars spent on protecting wild horses, or sowing the seeds for an eventual permanent Moon base that would be our launching pad to the stars? I don't know about you, but option B sounds pretty good. First things first, though...gotta retire the piece of space junk known as the Space Shuttle. Here's hoping they get the Orion project done quickly.

SCSTILLER
07-17-2009, 04:31 PM
Nonsense! All filmed in a studio in Hollywood...we've been bamboozled for 40 years now.:applaudit:


Beat me to it!

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-17-2009, 04:37 PM
Nonsense! All filmed in a studio in Hollywood...we've been bamboozled for 40 years now.:applaudit:

No kidding. Didn't anybody else see the documentary on that ......"Capricorn One"?? :noidea:

revefsreleets
07-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Only problem is, if it WAS filmed in a studio in Hollywood, everyone involved would have blabbed. Same reason there was maybe 2-3 people TOTAL involved in killing Kennedy. People cannot keep secrets...

Godfather
07-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Only problem is, if it WAS filmed in a studio in Hollywood, everyone involved would have blabbed. Same reason there was maybe 2-3 people TOTAL involved in killing Kennedy. People cannot keep secrets...

That's why Ruby capped Oswald. He knew Oswald couldn't keep his mouth shut.

CantStop85
07-17-2009, 05:11 PM
You gotta admit, the first one looks like it's from a bad 70's space movie. :chuckle:

SteelersinCA
07-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Going to space is flat out cool, just to say we can.

MasterOfPuppets
07-17-2009, 06:19 PM
You gotta admit, the first one looks like it's from a bad 70's space movie. :chuckle:
yeah, you can CLEARLY see thats not cheese .....:doh:

Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 06:24 PM
Still the best pic of them all

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-44-6560.jpg

stillers4me
07-17-2009, 06:27 PM
awesome pic

silver & black
07-17-2009, 06:36 PM
I know a few of you were around in 1969... where were you when it happened?

I was 10 years old and sitting on the floor with my Grandpa watching it on his brand new black and white TV.

MasterOfPuppets
07-17-2009, 06:41 PM
I know a few of you were around in 1969... where were you when it happened?

I was 10 years old and sitting on the floor with my Grandpa watching it on his brand new black and white TV. i was 1 , so i was probably in a crib with a diaper full of poop......:noidea:

Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 07:13 PM
I watched it on the ole B&W tee-vee (with tubes) on the floor of the 150 year old farmhouse I lived in with mom and dad.


And they went to the moon on the power of the sliderule.

Kids don't have dreams come true like that anymore, do they?

Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 07:19 PM
They don't make rockets like that anymore

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/ap11-S69-39525.jpg

Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 08:07 PM
Going to space is flat out cool, just to say we can.

I love the smell of rocket fuel in the morning

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/ap11-S69-39961.jpg

JEFF4i
07-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Always amazes me...

fansince'76
07-17-2009, 09:38 PM
i was 1 , so i was probably in a crib with a diaper full of poop......:noidea:

I was about a year-and-a-half old at the time, so same here. Sucks. I was born too late to appreciate cool shit like this and Woodstock (which was about a month later), but I was just in time for crap like Farm Aid and "Hands Across America." :banging:

Fire Haley
07-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Always amazes me...


http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/AS11-44-6642.jpg

tony hipchest
07-17-2009, 10:07 PM
awesome!

when you come visit, i'll take you by the International Space Hall of Fame. its about a 5 minute walk out my front door.

i drove up there with my girl to watch the sunset and snap y'all som pics.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit083-1.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit084.jpg



saturn f-1 engine that took man to the moon-

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit091.jpg

xfl2001fan
07-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Great pics Tony! How old/tall is your daughter (trying to get a dimensions estimate on the engine)

stillers4me
07-17-2009, 10:21 PM
I know a few of you were around in 1969... where were you when it happened?

I was 10 years old and sitting on the floor with my Grandpa watching it on his brand new black and white TV.

Me, too! I had just turned 10 and I remember my mom letting me stay up to watch...spawled out on the living room floor!

xfl2001fan
07-17-2009, 10:22 PM
I know a few of you were around in 1969... where were you when it happened?

I was 10 years old and sitting on the floor with my Grandpa watching it on his brand new black and white TV.

HAHAHA My mom was 10 when that happened.

:flap:

tony hipchest
07-17-2009, 10:22 PM
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit085.jpg

col. john p. stapp's sonic wind. the long time "fastest man on earth" bought our old '65 fleetwood cadillac when i was a kid and restored it. he autographed our guiness book of world records.

he rode this sand sled and decelerated from 500+ mph to 0 in less than 2 seconds. he stopped but his eyeballs popped out of his head-

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit087.jpg

(my daughter will be 6 next week)

i shoulda taken a picture of HAM's gravesite (the 1st chimp in outer space who was trained at holloman)

xfl2001fan
07-17-2009, 10:24 PM
More great pics Tony! Thanks for the info...hopefully there's no pedophiles on this site. :flap:

tony hipchest
07-17-2009, 11:51 PM
crash n burn-

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit089.jpg

all the land in the horizon along the mountain range is white sands missle range. cattle ranchers to this day are still pissed the govt. seized their land (which explains why our county didnt get enough vote to support a tiny sales tax increase to support the international space station.)

crazy cowboys. :dang:

directly beyond the mountain range on the right side of this photo is where it is being built for commercial flights (about 80-90 miles away).

im saving up.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/DadsVisit090.jpg

oh, and for what its worth (and for those who have seen Young Guns) there is peyote to be found right behind the space hall... atleast thats what my science teacher told us in high school. :hunch:

revefsreleets
07-19-2009, 09:58 AM
On July 20, 1969 I was 2 months away from being born...interesting times though...Moon landings, Woodstock, OSU defeated USC in the Rose Bowl to win the NC, First 747 flew, Beatles had their last public concert, Arafat came to power, RFK assassinated Ike died, Ohn and Yoko's "Bed in", Manson Family Murders, 1st ATM machine, Brady Bunch premiers, 1st message sent over the internet (sorry, Al Gore, you had nothing to do with it), ALL the stuff in Vietnam, Including the massacre at My Lai).

Fire Haley
07-19-2009, 09:49 PM
Let us not forget - the moon landing probably saved Teddy's ass

http://home.comcast.net/~radixionary/TeddyCrash.jpg

tony hipchest
07-19-2009, 10:13 PM
aug. 8, 1969

helter skelter.

whitey "rise"

beSteelmyheart
07-19-2009, 10:40 PM
They have a Saturn V rocket at the KSC visitors center near here & that thing is just f'ing amazing. Even to see it in person, it's hard to comprehend such a thing, the sheer size of it & what it took to even get such a thing off the ground! They say it made a noise second only to the atomic bomb.
I was a baby back in those days but can only imagine what a party it must have been around here in those days & how cool it would have been to be a part of it.

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-19-2009, 10:44 PM
Only problem is, if it WAS filmed in a studio in Hollywood, everyone involved would have blabbed. Same reason there was maybe 2-3 people TOTAL involved in killing Kennedy. People cannot keep secrets...

Or they got offed before they could talk. All joking aside, I dont believe the moon landing was a hoax, but no way Oswald could get those shots off from that alleged location.

I did the tour in Dallas and looked from the 2nd floor of where he supposedly shot. I actually have some marksmanship awards from target shooting as a teenager and that would be damn near impossible to get off that many shots with that bolt action rifle.

El-Gonzo Jackson
07-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Tony, those are some cool pics.....thanks!!!

I wasnt even walking yet when they landed on the moon, but have always loved that era.

revefsreleets
07-20-2009, 09:29 AM
That's why I said 2-3. I think few people WAY at the top (the shadow government, who are very real) knew, and there were a couple shooters who were pro's and would never open their mouth. NOT mob guys...they don't even do hits like that. Everything the mob does is up close with a .22.

revefsreleets
07-20-2009, 03:03 PM
We can put a man on the moon, but we can't.....


Keep the space station shitter from overflowing.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8gpZRl3t8mV2RxsVjIuPU75dJeAD99HQS7G0

Astronauts deal with flooded toilet in orbit

(I have an idea why it broke)

Teams of specialists in Houston and Moscow hurriedly convened to discuss the problem. The Russian-built, multimillion-dollar toilet flew up on a shuttle last November.