Man on the Moon..

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Man on the Moon..

Post by hampsteadclaret » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:54 am

Yes 50 years ago tomorrow two men first walked on the Moon, not sure today's youngster's properly grasp the enormity of what happened.
All three blokes from the Apollo 11 spaceflight are still knocking about - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins..the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle
landed on 20th July 1969 at 20.17 UTC and Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the Moon 6 hours 39 minutes late. Collins flew the Command Module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while the other two were on the moon's surface.


This is REM with Bruce Springsteen helping them out, they do a pretty good job together - 'Man on the Moon'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BisS5JxeUW0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Barry_Chuckle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:01 am

If it really happened :?:
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Post by Awayfromburnley » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:05 am

Amazing feat.

Though unfortunately Neil Armstrong has gone to infinity and beyond, in 2012.

Brave and adventurous beyond belief.
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Post by bobinho » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:11 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:If it really happened :?:
Well if it didn’t, along with any religion you care to mention, the biggest con ever.

I’m firmly in the “oh it happened alright” camp.
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Post by Barry_Chuckle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 am

I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
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Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:17 am

There’s certainly been a Buzz about it this week.

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Post by Darthlaw » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:20 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
NASA put men on the moon five more times after Apollo 11. Would have been six if Apollo 13 hadn’t needed the AA on the way there.
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Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
There were 5 more moon landings after Apollo 11, the last was in 1972 and by that time interest in the 'space race' had subsided and the USA had other priorities to spend their money on.

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Post by BFCmaj » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:25 am

hampsteadclaret wrote: All three blokes from the Apollo 11 spaceflight are still knocking about - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Sorry to break this to you but Neil Armstrong died in 2012.
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Post by Barry_Chuckle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:25 am

Still not convinced Darthlaw.
I am a cynical devil though.

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Post by Darthlaw » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:32 am

Hell of a lot of people to keep quiet for a hell of a long time if it didn’t happen on multiple occasions.

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Post by DCWat » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:45 am

Interesting that they’re now thinking of using the moon as a staging post for journeys far beyond and looking to use resources on the moon to support this.
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Post by Dyched » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:55 am

An amazing thing to achieve.

But space or the idea of space just baffles me. What a waste of time, effort and money. Looking for water on other planets. Why? We running out of room to put our plastic? Possibly, they’ve already littered space with junk.

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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:57 am

Both Collins and Aldrin are surprisingly on Twitter.

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Post by Hibsclaret » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:04 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
There’s plenty of places you go to and think there’s nowt here so no point coming back. Blackburn being a great example....

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Post by Hipper » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:08 am

Dyched wrote:An amazing thing to achieve.

But space or the idea of space just baffles me. What a waste of time, effort and money. Looking for water on other planets. Why? We running out of room to put our plastic? Possibly, they’ve already littered space with junk.
Same as climbing up mountains. It's because we can. And we are, generally, inquisitive.

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Post by mdd2 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:15 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
Because it was a political thing primarily to show the Yanks to be up with and then ahead of the USSR. So the raison d'etre was accomplished although they sent another 6 missions after 11 with 5 more landings or for the flat earth society another 6 fake flights including one fake near made up disaster
Whilst this was indeed an amazing success it paled into almost insignificance by the "success" of Apollo 13 had of course Apollo 13 ever left the earth which it clearly never did according to some.
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Post by joey13 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:15 am

Darthlaw wrote:Hell of a lot of people to keep quiet for a hell of a long time if it didn’t happen on multiple occasions.
Yes because the general public have never been gullible have they :lol:

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:17 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
All the shops were shut so they didn't bother.

The last crewed landing was three years later.

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Post by 4:20 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:26 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_DPrSEOEo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Must've been incredible to realise we actually landed on the moon.

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:26 am

Astronauts the new conquistadors

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Post by ClaretAndJew » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:35 am

We actually went back 6 times, the last in 1972.

It definitely happened.

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Post by scouseclaret » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:41 am

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
Maybe the reason we haven’t been back is because there is f**k all there!

They proved they could, but once you got all the samples you need, it becomes a very expensive hobby, and there are other priorities.

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 am

ClaretTony wrote:All the shops were shut so they didn't bother.

The last crewed landing was three years later.
And the pubs were lousy - no atmosphere at all.
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Post by Lord Beamish » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 am

I think the Moon is a hoax.
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Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 am

I challenged one of the Apollo 11 crew to an arm wrestle, once.

In hindsight I guess I should have chosen Aldrin or Collins.
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Post by joey13 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:51 am

scouseclaret wrote:Maybe the reason we haven’t been back is because there is f**k all there!

They proved they could, but once you got all the samples you need, it becomes a very expensive hobby, and there are other priorities.
So in that case why are they bothering in going back there 50 years later ?

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Post by Hipper » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:53 am

scouseclaret wrote:Maybe the reason we haven’t been back is because there is f**k all there!

They proved they could, but once you got all the samples you need, it becomes a very expensive hobby, and there are other priorities.
Apart from Elvis, and a WW2 bomber, possibly others like Shergar and Lord Lucan may be there.

Evidence you ask. Here's a secondary source but it refers to the primary one:

https://www.workshopshed.com/2018/04/wo ... d-on-moon/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by dougcollins » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:03 am

FactualFrank wrote:I challenged one of the Apollo 11 crew to an arm wrestle, once.

In hindsight I guess I should have chosen Aldrin or Collins.

I see what you did there.

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Post by bfcjg » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:09 am

Buzz Aldrin is a Claret
He wears a Claret hat
He's to young for the Bob Lord
Cos he's not a grumpy tw@t
He suggested that the moon
Isn't very good
But the most lifeless place that he has seen
Is the sh1thole called Ewood.
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Post by pureclaret » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:05 am

I think the Moon is a hoax.(lord beamish)
No its there i saw it 2 nights ago !!!

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Post by Lord Beamish » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:07 am

pureclaret wrote:I think the Moon is a hoax.(lord beamish)
No its there i saw it 2 nights ago !!!
You just think you saw it.
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Post by Fretters » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:02 pm

There's a good BBC podcast called 13 minutes to the moon, or something. The number of people involved was mind blowing, around 300,000. And not one of them has blown the 'hoax' in 50 years?

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Post by joey13 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Fretters wrote:There's a good BBC podcast called 13 minutes to the moon, or something. The number of people involved was mind blowing, around 300,000. And not one of them has blown the 'hoax' in 50 years?
I think you will find a few have broken ranks , then disappeared

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Post by Billy Balfour » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:42 pm

joey13 wrote:I think you will find a few have broken ranks , then disappeared
Disappeared - Nope

Pretended to have once worked for NASA - Yep

Died of old age - Yep

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Post by Bosscat » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:45 pm

joey13 wrote:I think you will find a few have broken ranks , then disappeared
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Proof required

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Post by Bosscat » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:48 pm

Just watching "1st Man" the Armstrong Biopic movie...

Bringing back childhood memories :D

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Post by mikeS » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:52 pm

For all the conspiracy theorists.. :-)
Image

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Post by tim_noone » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:01 pm

mikeS wrote:For all the conspiracy theorists.. :-)
Image
Tenerife..... :shock:

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Post by bfcjg » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:56 pm

Wallace collects a Ben Lee clearance.

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Post by Fretters » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:26 pm

joey13 wrote:I think you will find a few have broken ranks , then disappeared
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:31 pm

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
Jesus Christ :lol:

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Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:32 pm

joey13 wrote:I think you will find a few have broken ranks , then disappeared
Ffs the worlds flat and the twin towers was a set up :roll:

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Post by Imploding Turtle » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Barry_Chuckle wrote:I'm not religious bobinho, so best avoid that one. I just find it hard to believe nobody has been back in 50 years. Such a race to be the first, then nothing.
:roll: I don't even think you're trolling, just ignorant.

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Post by spamalittle » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:59 am

4:20 wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_DPrSEOEo

Must've been incredible to realise we actually landed on the moon.
He just said "no way, we landed on the moon". Hollywood trying to tell us something?

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:53 am

BFCmaj wrote:Sorry to break this to you but Neil Armstrong died in 2012.
Conspiracy theory...death reported, only to stop him telling all!
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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:55 am

bfcjg wrote:Buzz Aldrin is a Claret
He wears a Claret hat
He's to young for the Bob Lord
Cos he's not a grumpy tw@t
He suggested that the moon
Isn't very good
But the most lifeless place that he has seen
Is the sh1thole called Ewood.
https://images.app.goo.gl/SJuXZB8afsdKR5E29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Even the chosen tune is apt for the moon surface!

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Post by IanMcL » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:57 am

How did they take the pictures of that first step on the moon? Who was the cameraman?
Cameramen get no credit and yet they are always first there, setting up!

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Post by Bosscat » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:00 am

Neil Armstrong had the 1st selfie stick Ian m8 duhhhhh

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Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:37 pm

For anyone still doubting that it happened 50 years later, don't you think that during all those passing years the Russians might just have come up with some evidence that disproved it? It was after all a space race, and Russia lost. They'd be all over this if they thought they could discredit the Americans.
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