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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Sep 17, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    PzTank

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    Do tell?

    The closest I’ve come to a moonwalker is an Alan Bean print w an original signature.

    I missed the opportunity to meet John Young at one of those Spacefest events years ago...Never let the little things get in the way of what’s really important to you.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    My dad did some work for Nasa and I was fortunate enough to meet James Irwin through him.
    The other moon walker I met at a private function...nothing mysterious, but I respect the process.
    I also met Al Worden (commander) at the Kennedy Space Center...which makes three Apollo guys. No wonder I put KC Apollo's on my truck!
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    I've met Scott Carpenter (whom I was named after) at Kennedy Space Center about 15 year ago, and Gene Cernan at the Regan Library about 10 years ago.

    Back in July, at KSC, I was about 20 feet from Mike Collins, but he wasn't shaking hands and signing autographs.
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Joe Rogan has a couple of recent podcasts that may be of interest to folks in here.

    He had Neil deGrasse Tyson on a couple of weeks ago for a more pop-culture discussion about some cool stuff about the universe.

    A couple of days ago, he had on Sean Carroll for a more mature, deeper discussion about quantum mechanics. I'm about where Joe is on understanding this stuff - a very interested layman. A fair bit of what Carroll explains is difficult to digest (I listened to the last JRE he was on a couple of times), but he does make a lot of it plenty approachable.

    He has a new book out - Something Deeply Hidden - that I think I'll have to pick up.
     
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  6. Sep 18, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    I like Neil deGrasse Tyson's episodes because he does a really great job at trying to make it relatively simple to understand. He also has a good sense of how to engage an audience, which is why I think he has gained a lot of popularity. Not just a dweeb in taped glasses and a pocket protector droning on about "science"
     
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    Agreed. He is one of the more charismatic ambassadors of the cosmos. He also does a good job of creating accessible examples and analogies.

    Sean Carroll is pretty good at it, too, but he tackles concepts that are certainly more complex than the ones NdGT tends to.

    Both episodes were very good listens.
     
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    Queuing up Sean Carroll for when I get home tonight.
     
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    I prefer Brian Cox of NdGT just because he has better speech. Neil fumbles his words and can't keep up with his thoughts so it comes out less articulate in comparison.
     
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    Thats cool. my grandfather was friend with Pinky Nelson, he gave me one of his mission patches and some other things, ill try and grab a photo of it
     
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    He's good, too. Like the next generation of a physicist with pop culture cache. Carl Sagan was the best, but those two hold their own.
     
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    Thanks to @PzTank for the like, it reminded me to snap a picture. And the sticker is the same one as in the picture taken on the Discovery

    598EA550-5F2A-42EF-A673-163A8F9C3AA9.jpg
     
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    I'm case others haven't heard of this, this book and audiobook is fantastic:

    https://www.audible.com/pd/A-Man-on...of-the-Apollo-Astronauts-Audiobook/B016J1NMR6


    I recently finished listening to the audio book. For anyone who is curious about the significance of each of the Apollo missions and wants to learn more about the people behind it, it is fantastic.


    In the same vein, j really enjoyed this book too:
    https://www.amazon.com/Packing-Mars-Curious-Science-Life/dp/B00AR2BCLW
     
  17. Sep 30, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    I agree. These are terrific reads.

    The 3 volume set of Chaikin’s book is especially impressive. Used, Like New, is a bargain IMHO.
    https://www.amazon.com/Man-Moon-Volumes-Continues-Explorers/dp/B001JKOBMS

     
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    That's so cool!

    My grandparents have some cool aviation and space memorabilia that we have kept since their passing. Lots of history.

     
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