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Dec

NASA – 40 Year Anniversary of Apollo 8

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

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Apollo 8 First manned lunar orbiter
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NASA – Apollo40.

When delays with the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) threatened to slow the program (which was trying to meet JFK’s audacious goal of putting a man on the moon ‘before decade’s end’) NASA decided to rewrite several mission plans and sent Apollo 8 on a circumnavigation of the moon (without the LEM) on the first manned launch of the Saturn V rocket.

In the intervening years we have lost the technology to perform the feat, and soon we will lose the ability to man the Space Station.  Shortly thereafter, despite massive dumptruck loads of federal largesse, GM et all will be lost.  But hey, for $125 billion the 1,000,000 jobs in the auto industry will be secured for 4 years at least  (assuming the bailout, in saving the unhealthy players, doesn’t result in the death of the still healthy players).

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  • December 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm David HC Soul
    In the intervening years we have lost the technology to perform the feat, and soon we will lose the ability to man the space station. Shortly thereafter, despite massive dumptruck loads of federal largesse, GM et al will be lost..... but hey, for a mere $125 billion the 1,000,000 jobs in the auto industry will be secured for 4 years, perhaps (assuming the bailout, in saving the unhealthy players, doesn’t result in the death of the still healthy players).

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