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    Moonwalks and moonbases

    Have you ever seen this map of the Apollo 11 moonwalks compared to a baseball diamond? it's interesting how little distance they actually traveled, with the exception of one sprint out to right-center field.

    http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsMLB.gif

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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    Very cool stuff. Thanks

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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    I hadn't seen that. It's very clever. Thinking about how the Apollo 11 astronauts had to draw conclusions from such a small area of the moon makes me think of the cities that I only know from connecting on airline flights there.

    A couple of months ago I watched the miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" on DVD and I remember that the realization of how little surface area was being covered on foot was a big reason NASA sent the lunar rover along on later Apollo missions.
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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    If I was the first human to ever set foot on a planet other than Earth, I wouldn't venture very far from the vehicle that was supposed to take me home. No wonder they didn't get very far. I suspect the equipment they had at that time may have had a lot to do as well with how far they could get from the lunar lander.
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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    We never went to the moon...come on you people
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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    NASA sent the lunar rover along on later Apollo missions.
    FWIW, I just saw a replica of the lunar rover Saturday at the "Spruce Goose" museum here in Oregon
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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    FWIW, I just saw a replica of the lunar rover Saturday at the "Spruce Goose" museum here in Oregon
    I feel old now.

    Last time I saw the Spruce Goose, it was housed next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

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    Re: Moonwalks and moonbases

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Last time I saw the Spruce Goose, it was housed next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
    They had a 20 min "History channel" video at the museum re: the story of the plane and the trip up the coast and reassembly near McMinnville. Pretty neat history lesson just 15 miles south of our domicile. (First time to vist for me, the kids had been there before on field trips) Lots of other vintage aircraft in the same bldg

    http://www.sprucegoose.org/
    Last edited by gm; 03-25-2008 at 06:09 PM.
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