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    Default Re: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    We've been having non stop parties and ceremonies down here!
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    We were just in Huntsville, AL the week of the 4th. We took our 8 y/o to the rocket museum. It was truly inspiring. To see the technology that was used at the time to send men so far away, was truly inspiring. When you think that my wrist watch has more computing power than the entire Apollo command module, a mere 256k, then it's truly impressive.
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    Heck of an accomplishment only some 60 years after first flight. Love seeing all the coverage.

    But bittersweet in a way. where have we gone in the past 50 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    Heck of an accomplishment only some 60 years after first flight. Love seeing all the coverage.

    But bittersweet in a way. where have we gone in the past 50 years?
    Well, there was the entire space shuttle program that paved the way for reusable spacecraft. Space research and full time astronauts in space blossomed. Now we have the hey day of private space flight. I drive by Musk's SpaceX and Bezos' Blue Origin a couple of times each week. Just tons of stuff going on with them. Every step is a building block towards Mars, asteroid mining, and human expansion into the galaxy. Exciting times down here!
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    Default Re: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    I heard today that we have more technology available in our cell phones than that entire lunar module had in it. Crazy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CockyCody View Post
    I heard today that we have more technology available in our cell phones than that entire lunar module had in it. Crazy!!!
    ...and I use mine to argue with strangers and look at people's cats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CockyCody View Post
    I heard today that we have more technology available in our cell phones than that entire lunar module had in it. Crazy!!!
    I used my iphone to get to the moon and back all the time!

    There is definitely way more computer power in modern cell phones then the Apollo lander.

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    Default Re: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Yancey View Post
    Well, there was the entire space shuttle program that paved the way for reusable spacecraft. Space research and full time astronauts in space blossomed. Now we have the hey day of private space flight. I drive by Musk's SpaceX and Bezos' Blue Origin a couple of times each week. Just tons of stuff going on with them. Every step is a building block towards Mars, asteroid mining, and human expansion into the galaxy. Exciting times down here!
    Yeah - I get what you are saying. There have been tons of advancements in other areas. As far as going to the moon tough, all that has been lost to where we are basically starting over with the Artemis program.

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