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I've been enjoying listening to "Apollo 11 in Real Time": the actual audio from all the NASA Mission Control stations, sequenced as it happened -- 11,000 hours of it.

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

I was watching when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon. I remember calling my mom to come watch, because I knew something amazing was happening. But she preferred to sit in her sewing room, possibly because she was about 8.5 months pregnant at the time and wasn't feeling all that nimble.

It's a very odd feeling to realize it's been 50 years since I was that kid. But I still get excited by new discoveries.

May the next 50 years see us recover the Apollo spirit of exploration.
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Re: Rocket Lunches

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Flatfingers wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm
May the next 50 years see us recover the Apollo spirit of exploration.
50 years from first powered flight, to landing on the moon.
50 years on from then sees us move from room sized computers, to wristwatches with more power, from a megabyte the size of a car, to a terabyte that fits in your pocket watch pocket.

The first one was powered from the wish to get laid...
The second from the wish to watch people getting laid...
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Re: Rocket Lunches

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I watched the landing from a bar in Spain. That first message - "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." - was awesome!
If you'd told me then that fifty years on we still wouldn't have a manned base on Luna, I'd have laughed. Surely not?
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