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40 years ago today

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by oldtacomaguy, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    I know most people here weren't around when we landed on the moon, but I remember it clearly. I was 13 and my family went on vacation at Monadnock State Park in New Hampshire. Spent the week waterskiing and hiking, checking out the girls, sneaking a drink of Southern Comfort with some people I met there. When we got home, we spent a lot of time watching the launch on TV. I really can't believe 40 years has gone by. For those who weren't around it's hard to describe what a big deal it was. OK I'm done. Anyone else?
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    I do remember the landing and watching many of the Apollo launches on our B/W TV. ha ha.
    As for where I was, its my childhood is blur :laugh: Probably riding my bike or hanging out with my grandfather.
    I was amazed when I went to Kennedy Space Center much later as an adult and saw the little tin cans they went up in, those tident (?) rockets :eek:
    Certainly a rare breed the astronauts are.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    Watched on TV with the whole school. Was 8 in elementary.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    I saw the special they were having on the History channel this weekend. Truely amazing. I wasn't around for the moon landing but I do remember the Challenger explosion like it happened yesterday.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    Yeah, challenger... I was in fourth grade. I had to stay after school and do make up work. The teacher pulled a tv in and we watched the news coverage over and over for what seemed like hours.
     
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    Yes me too.
    We were watching it at work and when I saw that puff of smoke.
    That was so awful.
    RIP
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    We were watching it in class. My teacher was so happy because another female teacher was on board. She quickly turned off the TV when it happened and began to cry.

    RIP
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    google recognises alot of silly things in their homepage header logo but no moon landing b-day recognition. Thats rediculous
     
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    I think we had the same teacher
     
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    I was 3, so I was probably out back eating ants in the sandbox or something.

    Challenger, was sitting in AF Basic Training on dorm guard duty.
     
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    i remember 1969. what a year. moon landing, Woodstock, the Amazing Mets, Joe Namath (guaranteeing) a Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Colts, Chappaquiddick, Charles Manson. fuck I'm old
     
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    40 years ago, My Mom placed me infront of the TV so I could see the moon landing......Being as I do not remember this ( I was 1 year old) Im gonna have to take here word. :)
     
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    Im reviving this thread.


    so for those of u that witnessed this happen, do u believe its real? That we landed on the moon?

    ive been doing some research on it, and there are ALOT of facts and evidence that most of all the apollo mission were staged.

    im starting to think how our cournty would lie to its citizens just to feel like we beat russia......


    so i wana kno what u guys think, ill post the video i watched, to see what u guys say after watching.
     
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    ROFL .. of course it was on FOX. That says enough right there.

    Here's a rule of thumb for you .... the larger the conspiracy, the more people involved, the exponentially GREATER chance someone blows the whistle. It is for that reason that I don't believe it was faked at all.
     
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    yea thats true....


    but still, some of there points are still intresting to think about

    but there are videos out there that are totally fake that try to say it was fake, but this ones seams legit as to resourses

    or just that fact that we are the only country that has "gone" there


    maybe another reason why americas kids are getting stupider every generation, america falls every year in ratings for how smart there kids are...maybe the goverment dont want us to be smart enough to figure this is all a joke and got slapped in the face for thinking that we did make it..

    or maybe i just need to stop watching all these conspirsey videos, lol
     
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    yea ive seen some of those and the 911 commisson report........and all i can say, money is the root of all evil, i mean ALL evil, just think about it
     
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    I don't think US kids are getting dumber at all.

    My wife is a teacher and I also have a background in education, and one thing that sets the US apart from other nations is we don't track kids .. and by that I mean we don't separate out the kids with high aptitudes for math and science from those who don't. Rather, we pass idealistic laws like "No Child Left Behind" as if all kids can actually excel at math or science .. or school at all. Hey the world needs ditch diggers too ... and it's a damn fine job for the right person. It doesn't mean someone fell behind at all. We're all different.

    But when we give a standardized math/science test, we give it to ALL our kids at that grade level. Most other nations to which we are compared only give it to kids with an aptitude for math & science who have been placed on a math & science track. Huge difference.

    That is why we seem to be falling behind .. it is an incomplete comparison. If we give an international math test to ALL 4th graders, and China or India only gives it to their 4th graders who exhibit an aptitude for math, of course we will score lower overall. It certainly seems like we're falling behind, right? The devil is always in the details.
     
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