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Apollo Anniversary Pop Quiz [Jul. 17th, 2009|09:47 pm]
A timely space quiz in honor of Apollo 11's fortieth anniversary. A few questions that may actually be a challenge and yield interesting answers. Enjoy!

1. What were the first statements transmitted to Earth after men first landed on the moon?

2. How long was it from when they touched down to when Armstrong actually took his famous step onto the moon?

3. Shortly after they touched down, Aldrin performed a personal ritual which may not have been fully sanctioned by NASA. What was it?

4. All the transmissions are filled with beeps at the beginning and end of statements. What are those?

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." - Apollo 11's lunar plaque

From: jovino
2009-07-19 11:19 pm (UTC)
I thought the first words were, "Holy s**t! We're on the f***ing moon!!!"

Soon to be followed by, "Last one out is a rotten egg!"
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-07-20 06:56 am (UTC)
Yes. :D

I was also tempted to quote "From the Earth to the Moon," where the astronauts are discussing the upcoming mission and landing. [paraphrasing:]

Aldrin: "It'll be a defining moment when man sets foot on the moon."

Armstrong: "What do you think I should say?"

Collins: "If you had any balls, you'd scream, 'My God! What is that?' and cut your mic."
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From: jovino
2009-07-20 01:29 pm (UTC)

Are you following the LCROSS and LRO missions on Twitter and Facebook? It seems pretty silly to me, but it's also pretty fascinating that NASA is so hip with current technology.

And, at least I have the impact date in my calendar so I can watch out for it when it happens.
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