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Offline Inanimate Carbon Rod

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2012, 06:11:51 PM »
It's not like he'd forgotten his Navy vocabulary; there's plenty of colorful language on the Apollo 12 intercom recordings, but none of it went over the air to a listening world.

I found an article about bad language on Apollo

http://amyshirateitel.com/2012/01/06/vintage-space-fun-fact-how-to-not-swear-on-the-moon/


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At one point, Stafford recognized a landmark crater, Censorinus A. He was momentarily distracted by the dramatic shadows and giant boulders surrounding the crater. “I’ve got Censorinus A right here,” he said out loud to the world, “bigger than shit!”

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The story goes that in preparing for his mission, NASA had the astronaut hypnotized. Rather than curse, a psychiatrist put the idea in his head that he would rather hum when his mind wandered.  The hypnotized astronaut is rarely named, but only one man can be heard humming as he skipps across the lunar surface. Transmissions from Commander Pete Conrad are punctuated with “dum de dum dum dum” and “dum do do do, do do” making him the likliest candidate.
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2012, 09:08:48 PM »
"Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth, but I got me a nice little place in the stars, and I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car..."
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2012, 04:09:22 AM »
He actually had a bet with Bob Gilruth that for involved him paying him money for everytime he used a bad word.

He also used the euphemism "good Godfrey".

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2012, 11:32:46 AM »
FYI...tonight, the discovery/Science Channel will be presenting Neil Armstrong legacy night starting with a showing of In the Shadow of the Moon, and followed by a new biography of Neil titled One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong tribute.

More info here.
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2012, 02:54:27 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up.  On my cable (Verizon FioS), Discovery channel is showing "When We Left Earth", followed by "One Giant Leap".  Meanwhile, on the Science channel, "In the Shadow of the Moon" comes on at the same time as "One Giant Leap".   ::)  Good luck if you don't have a recorder.

I have the DVD of "In the Shadow...", which I highly recommend because it has more than an hour of more wonderful interview footage.  Essentially, it's a whole 'nother movie:  Same topic, different details.
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2012, 11:49:34 PM »
Hmm. In Australia, the History Channel is showing "Apollo 11 - The Untold Story" (which is a bit of a beat up / sensationalisation); Discovery and Discovery Science don't have anything. Local TV is showing "In the Shadow of the Moon".

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2012, 01:49:17 AM »
We haven't had cable in almost a year, so I have no idea what's playing here.
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2012, 10:00:07 AM »
We haven't had cable in almost a year, so I have no idea what's playing here.


Well, you didn't miss much.

It wasn't so much a "tribute" to Armstrong as it was a tribute to Lunar exploration. They talked about Armstrong, sure...but they spent way too much time talking about the Clementine mission, how the footage was restored, even the future of Lunar exploration.

Out of the hour, maybe 15 minutes were devoted to talking about Armstrong.

...and for some reason, Discovery felt the need to have not just one, but two "hosts" for the program. They added nothing.

It almost felt like they "used" Armstrong's death as a reason to air this show.

What a disappointment. I do not recommend.

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2012, 12:32:51 PM »
Today the newspaper "el Espectador" from my country Colombia has an article about Neil Armstrong he came with John Glenn to the Colombian jungles in the frontier with Panama to do survival training he ate snake meat and drank water from the leaves of the trees in the picture he is with Glenn and he has a machete and he is sleeping in "Choco Hilton"Nasa chose Colombian jungles as a part of the astronauts extreme survival training at the beginning of the sixties. http://www.elespectador.com/impreso/actualidad/articulo-371769-cuando-armstrong-piso-colombia

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #54 on: September 02, 2012, 11:54:41 PM »
We haven't had cable in almost a year, so I have no idea what's playing here.
Neither have we.  I got tiered of paying $100 per month for 500 channels of nothing to watch.  Although I am sure I would have enjoyed seeing some of the Armstrong tribute shows. 
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2012, 12:59:38 AM »
I miss having cable, but Graham doesn't.
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2012, 03:51:08 AM »
I'm sorely disappointed with History and Discovery channels: poor quality programming IMO.  BBC Knowledge is better but not great.

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2012, 08:58:59 AM »
If TV shows actually discussed history and discovery, I might still have cable.  I have instead, started getting audio books from my library and its online lending site. 
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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2012, 05:07:27 AM »
I don't believe it!

http://jimromenesko.com/2012/09/04/all-astronauts-look-alike/

Actually, I do. Journalism doesn't seem to involve facts these days.

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Re: Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2012, 12:05:14 PM »
I don't even have a TV these days... don't miss it.