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We choose to go to the moon and do the other things.

Demon Lord Razgriz

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Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
-President John F. Kennedy at Rice University


40 years ago today at 9:32 AM EST, Apollo 11 lifted off on a 4 day mission to land the first man on the moon! On the following link, you can follow the mission second by second 'live'

http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/
 

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Well, I have prepared my Spacecraft Films moon DVDs and bunch of popcorn.
 

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McColm said:
Did you really leave a rover on the moon?
I wonder if it has been clamped!!

By who, little gray men? ::)
 

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FTETM music is a quintessence of Apollo program for me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWVmeDRdauo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diqxf6jWbOI&NR=1
 

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this is WORTH looking at

http://wechoosethemoon.org/
 

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What were "the other things"? Preparations for the moon travels, like the space walk and Gemini program? Or other space-related research? Or some other forms of research (maybe not space-oriented)? ???
 

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Hammer Birchgrove said:
What were "the other things"? Preparations for the moon travels, like the space walk and Gemini program? Or other space-related research? Or some other forms of research (maybe not space-oriented)? ???

Football.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Text of the speech:
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/ricetalk.htm
 

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Orionblamblam said:
Hammer Birchgrove said:
What were "the other things"? Preparations for the moon travels, like the space walk and Gemini program? Or other space-related research? Or some other forms of research (maybe not space-oriented)? ???

Football.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

Text of the speech:
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/ricetalk.htm
:D ;D Thanks.
 
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