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NFT: 'Chasing the Moon' on PBS

NoPeanutz : 7/10/2019 10:25 am
Anybody watching? Breathtaking story.
Yes it is excellent  
TomMac : 7/10/2019 11:20 am : link
Also recommend 13 Minutes to the Moon, a BBC podcast.
Ive been watching all the new series' on Nat Geo  
rnargi : 7/10/2019 11:55 am : link
...fantastic stuff:

APOLLO: MISSIONS TO THE MOON
APOLLO: Back to the Moon

And there's a show that debunks the conspiracies that's pretty good, too.


It's awesome.  
Chris in Philly : 7/10/2019 11:58 am : link
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I'm surprised...  
BamaBlue : 7/10/2019 12:43 pm : link
there isn't more celebration around the U.S. about the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest technological achievement in history. This is a big deal.
RE: I'm surprised...  
Mr. Bungle : 7/10/2019 1:12 pm : link
In comment 14495944 BamaBlue said:
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there isn't more celebration around the U.S. about the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the greatest technological achievement in history. This is a big deal.

Especially since Buzz is still alive.

Hard to think of more heroic achievements than what these early space pioneers pulled off. There should absolutely be a much bigger deal made of this golden anniversary.
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Named Later : 7/10/2019 1:43 pm : link
I'm hearing about things I had not known before --

The Russians had a fatal Capsule fire based on the 100% Oxygen early on in their program. They just never mentioned it to anyone.

Also, they had tried to land an unmanned unit on the Moon just as Neil Armstrong was doing his thing. It crashed on descent and the Soviets just silent about it.



The Soviets didn't put bad news...  
BamaBlue : 7/10/2019 2:00 pm : link
on the front page. Just 3 months after the Apollo 1 fire that killed the 3 US Astronauts, Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first human killed in space aboard Soyuz 1. This program was going to be the "Soviet Apollo Program" to send Cosmonauts to the moon.

The spacecraft and program was not able to be engineered to get out of Earth orbit before the Apollo 11 mission. The Soviets realize this and saw the successful progress of the Apollo Program. That's why resources were quickly funneled into the moon probe (Luna 15) that was launched 3 days before Apollo 11 and would have collected lunar samples and returned them to Earth before the US Astronauts re-entry. Not surprisingly... it crashed on the moon during landing and nothing was mentioned.
One interesting thing about Luna 15...  
BamaBlue : 7/10/2019 2:04 pm : link
the exact nature of the mission wasn't known until 2009, but the Soviet Union published Luna 15's flight plan to ensure it would not collide with Apollo 11, though its exact mission was unknown.
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