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Goose_Green
07-20-2007, 11:37 AM
Been watching the Apollo 13 movie lately and I wanted to look on Wikipedia to check some things out, and I realised today is the day that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.

I know there have been the usual conspiracy theories out there saying the whole thing was faked, but if it did happen, and I do believe it did the whole event really captures the human spirit of discovery. But I think the whole Apollo 13 story is just as amazing and again captures the human ability to survive, adapt and overcome anything that stands in our way.

Apollo 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11)

Apollo 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/600px-Buzz_Aldrin_on_the_Moon.jpg

Goose_Green
07-20-2007, 11:37 AM
Been watching the Apollo 13 movie lately and I wanted to look on Wikipedia to check some things out, and I realised today is the day that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.

I know there have been the usual conspiracy theories out there saying the whole thing was faked, but if it did happen, and I do believe it did the whole event really captures the human spirit of discovery. But I think the whole Apollo 13 story is just as amazing and again captures the human ability to survive, adapt and overcome anything that stands in our way.

Apollo 11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11)

Apollo 13 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/600px-Buzz_Aldrin_on_the_Moon.jpg

Celeon999
07-20-2007, 11:51 AM
I have this pic as poster http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A deep bow to Neil and Buzz, it takes quite some balls to go on such a journey http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Next halt :

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http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/4208/mars1bp6.jpg

Celeon999
07-20-2007, 11:59 AM
This is one of my fav pics


The little robot looks into the Mars night sky and sees a little tiny dot.

Thats our earth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also notice the mountains on the horizon.

Im sure he feels lonely there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

http://www.allthepages.org/images/blog/Mars_to_Earth-sm.jpg

joeap
07-20-2007, 03:23 PM
Amazing pics, I've seen the little red dot the robot is on.

I sure hope that's our next stop...probably not til our grandkids generation though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Celeon999
07-21-2007, 02:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joeap:
Amazing pics, I've seen the little red dot the robot is on.

I sure hope that's our next stop...probably not til our grandkids generation though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Im pretty sure it will be so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif



This is also cool

A sunset on Mars. No water = no clouds http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4528/pia0799712801024gg2.jpg

wm4668
07-21-2007, 02:58 AM
I can still recall at the tender age of 10 watching Neil Armstrongs first step on the moon and being completely overawed by the event. I followed the fortunes of the Apollo Missions until the end of the program in December 1972 convincing myself that we'd either return to the Moon or travel further afield (@ Celeon, your Mars photos ought, by now, to have been taken by an Astronaut), but alas, unmanned probes appear to be the way ahead. It's a pity that we seem to have forgotten that to truly understand anything, we need to have experienced it first hand, not through books, films or photos!

Celeon999
07-22-2007, 12:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wm4668:
I can still recall at the tender age of 10 watching Neil Armstrongs first step on the moon and being completely overawed by the event. I followed the fortunes of the Apollo Missions until the end of the program in December 1972 convincing myself that we'd either return to the Moon or travel further afield (@ Celeon, your Mars photos ought, by now, to have been taken by an Astronaut), but alas, unmanned probes appear to be the way ahead. It's a pity that we seem to have forgotten that to truly understand anything, we need to have experienced it first hand, not through books, films or photos! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Its smarter to send robots first. They tell us what we need to know about Mars's soil and its contents aswell as suitable landing places. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


One day we will check whats up with that Mars face and those pyramids http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

*Celeon hears the theme from Stargate SG-1* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2119/35a72fcah6.jpg

PhantomKira
07-22-2007, 11:55 PM
Didn't we send a few probes to the moon before the manned landings? I'm almost certain the Soviets did.

Celeon999
07-23-2007, 07:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhantomKira:
Didn't we send a few probes to the moon before the manned landings? I'm almost certain the Soviets did. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, orbiting and impact probes were send.

The soviets were the first to reach the moon with their Luna probe program.

Celeon is proud to say that his fatherland has now decided to build and send its own moon orbiter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

The goal will be to map (for the first time) the entire surface of the moon.

The u.s and soviet probes mapped only 18 % in their search for landing zones.

A additional scientific goal will be to find out if the moon looses mass due to meteorite impacts and to lift the last secrets of its gravitational effect on earth's oceans and earthquakes.

Announcement article (http://www.moondaily.com/reports/Germany_Preparing_For_Moon_Mission_999.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

wm4668
07-24-2007, 02:52 AM
@celeon, just discovered this enhanced version of your mars face shot - quite scary!

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/wm4668/editedmarsface.jpg

Is nowhere safe from RJ?

BTW - I'm not saying in my earlier post that we shouldn't send unmanned probes first, just that if the impetus of Apollo had been maintained, a manned Mars landing should have happened by now.

Celeon999
07-24-2007, 04:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wm4668:
@celeon, just discovered this enhanced version of your mars face shot - quite scary!

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u115/wm4668/editedmarsface.jpg

Is nowhere safe from RJ?

BTW - I'm not saying in my earlier post that we shouldn't send unmanned probes first, just that if the impetus of Apollo had been maintained, a manned Mars landing should have happened by now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


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