Watched TV on July 20th (together with my father) and witnessed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Welcome, Rob260259. And were you 10 years 4 months old?
You'd better check that date. Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon at 2:56:15pm on Monday 21 July 1969 NZST and it was 3:56:15am BST in the UK.
I joined you -- listening to the radio broadcast on various radios and TV sets along Wellington's Lambton Quay -- there was no live overseas TV to New Zealand in 1969. I had listened to the powered descent and landing at 8:17:40am on the radio at work, and was too excited to do my job properly so took the afternoon off on leave.
Most of the New Zealand media got the date wrong with the recent anniversary and was 24 hours out. I alerted some of them to the correct date and time a few days before, but most seemed oblivious to the fact that Earth has 24 time zones. And because the events occurred off the planet for the very first time, it seems to me that every place should celebrate the landing at the exact same moment as everyone else -- their own different local time.
Don't criticize what you can't understand. — Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin'” (1963) Some people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices and superstitions. — Edward R. Murrow (1908–65)
Post by manatthewindow on Oct 9, 2009 6:41:52 GMT -4
Greetings to all. I'm a musician from Scotland, UK. I came to this site through posts by PhantomWolf on another site. I'm not a specialist by any stretch of the imagination. I simply have a general interest in the subject of Space (and science generally.) I look forward to learning a thing or two here.
Though I did a reasonable number of posts on B4N tonight, I actually keep having troubles, seems there is router trouble between them and me.
It must be fun to lead a life completely unburdened by reality. -- JayUtah
"On two occasions, I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question." -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
Hello everyone!!!! I have really enjoyed reading these threads. I am not a CT, but have a sister in law who is. I had never even knew such a things as CTs existed until a few months ago. Nice to meet all of you, I espeically enjoy reading comments from Phantomwolf, JayUtah, Lunarorbit and many more. These threads have helped me actually learn not to believe everything I hear or read. Thanks everyone.....keep up the good work!!!!
Hi. I'm nedd. I had been an off and on lurker here for quite a while, feeding my curiosity about various conspiracy theories. I am perpetually amazed at the CTs tenacity to cling to their theories despite overwhelming evidence that shows them wrong, or when tremendous gaps in their theories are exposed. As a bonus, I am also perpetually learning about physics, engineering, human ingenuity, and so many other interesting things.
Can't say as I'll be able to contribute as much as others here, maybe a quip or two here or a question there, but for the most part, I'm happy to let those who know much more than I continue to dispense their knowledge.
Hello. I'm 57 y/o, grew up following the Popular Science and Popular Mechanics coverage of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I lay down in front of the TV on that Sunday night (NY) and watched Neil & Buzz (Edwin at the time) and was mesmerized! That feeling of awe has never faded.
Post by clipperride on Apr 10, 2010 14:01:48 GMT -4
Just thought I would drop by this thread and say "Hi" to the other Apollo Maniacs on the forum. Although I'm a little too young to remember the first landing, one of my very earliest memories is the tension surrounding the return of Apollo 13. I was hit hard by the space bug as a child and was bitterly disapointed that the missions didn't continue.
I'm also interested in the Apollo Applications Program and what they might have led to, if the money and public support had been there.
As an amateur astronomer I spend a fair bit of time observing the Moon and follow all things Lunar, although my first love has to be Apollo.
Post by talkietoaster on May 10, 2010 11:57:08 GMT -4
I just joined really to say well done to those members who visited the D.Icke site and produced endless rebuttals to the Hoax nonsense, not that any of it will register in the Hoax addled brains of that particular forum.
What a sad, septic view of the world some people have.
What's a better life view, that we as humans are clever enough and brave enough to attempt to fly to the moon or devious enough and despicable enough to perpetrate this hoax.