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Old 07-16-19, 05:17 PM
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Old 07-16-19, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I watched the moon landing on a black and white TV with a bad picture tube, and the whole time, I was trying to figure out what the black and white shapes were doing. Thanks to more modern TVs of later years, I was able to see what I was looking at.
As I recall, the actual portion of Armstrong setting foot on the moon would have been in black and white even on a color TV. It was broadcast in black in white for a variety of reasons.
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Old 07-16-19, 06:20 PM
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The launch in very slow motion. Woah!

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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
As I recall, the actual portion of Armstrong setting foot on the moon would have been in black and white even on a color TV. It was broadcast in black in white for a variety of reasons.
Correct. Mainly not enough bandwidth to transmit that distance back in the day.
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Old 07-16-19, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by aRoudy1 View Post
Woodstock was fake and done in a studio?!?
My friend and I drove the Mass Turnpike west that weekend to race my sailboat in upstate NY. We saw hundreds of long hairs in VW buses going to the studio. Where did they seat them all?

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Old 07-16-19, 10:13 PM
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The real question is did Apollo 11 have a 3.5mm jack?
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Old 07-17-19, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
The real question is did Apollo 11 have a 3.5mm jack?
Well it didn't have Bluetooth, and certainly the headsets were wired... but considering the mission, the distance, and the technology... it was one hell of an example of "wireless technology."
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Old 07-17-19, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
.. Where did they seat them all?
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The balcony of course. They wanted to be high.
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Old 07-17-19, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
As I recall, the actual portion of Armstrong setting foot on the moon would have been in black and white even on a color TV. It was broadcast in black in white for a variety of reasons.
It wasn't so much the black and white TV, but the bad tube that I was referring to, making it difficult to discern what was going on.
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Old 07-17-19, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
I keep seeing all this commentary about the moon landing and Apollo 11, and how that was 50 years ago.

That same summer, Woodstock occurred.

Think about it... we landed on the moon, and it was the "age of Aquarius."
This dance track sums it all up!
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Old 07-17-19, 09:30 AM
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I was 15 years old. We were visiting family in Alberta, and watching on their ancient TV. I remember a long span of time between the landing and the first step.
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Old 07-17-19, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
I kind of remember the moon landing, but don't remember Woodstock as most people then didn't realize it was a big deal until too later. Especially 10 year olds.
Why was Woodstock a big deal actually? It was one of Hendrix best performances despite the percussionist beeing far from sober, but that must have escaped most people. There had been music festivals before with simular music and a lot of the same artists, like Montery. Wasn't it more of big deal in hindsight as it was the beginning of the end of an era? Or was it just the size?
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Old 07-17-19, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Correct. Mainly not enough bandwidth to transmit that distance back in the day.
still better than my dsl
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Old 07-17-19, 11:04 AM
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I remember it vividly, when I wasn't playing Booby Trap. (I was 4)
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Old 07-17-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
The private companies contracted by the space program to build Apollo...is part of the military industrial complex that also build bombs and ICBMs.

It was a successful political stunt...but they could have instead spend the hundreds of billions of tax dollars on poverty and racism down on earth.
The scientific and technical advances achieved by the space program have yielded great benefit to the world. How much longer would it have taken to develop computers, or to launch communications satellites?

Even the military-industrial complex offers technical trickle-down to the non-defense world. Where would commercial aviation be without having stood on the shoulders of the giant of military aviation?

I'm not saying spending 'tax dollars on poverty and racism' would have been a waste, or that bombs and icbms are good, I'm just saying spending on the space program was not a waste.

That's all I'll say because this thread shouldn't get P&R'd.
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Old 07-17-19, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
The scientific and technical advances achieved by the space program have yielded great benefit to the world. How much longer would it have taken to develop computers, or to launch communications satellites?

Even the military-industrial complex offers technical trickle-down to the non-defense world. Where would commercial aviation be without having stood on the shoulders of the giant of military aviation?

I'm not saying spending 'tax dollars on poverty and racism' would have been a waste, or that bombs and icbms are good, I'm just saying spending on the space program was not a waste.

That's all I'll say because this thread shouldn't get P&R'd.
And lets end it right there and not have an otherwise fine P&R thread moved to P&R.

How ever you look at it the moon landing was the greatest technical achievement of most of our life times. Certainly mine. Just think, there is far more computing power in your little smart phone than all of the command and landing modules.
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Old 07-17-19, 02:10 PM
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And yet we have another member that can't resist having this thread moved to P&R.
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Old 07-17-19, 02:39 PM
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Then discuss your obsession in P&R not here.
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Old 07-17-19, 02:47 PM
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srsly dude, be cool

If you can't hold it in, go make a P&R thread
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Old 07-17-19, 02:56 PM
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I was 4 in the summer of 1969.

I'm sure my parents had me watch the moon landing, but the magnitude of the moment was lost on my young brain.
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Old 07-17-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I dont have the privilege to post in p&r.
Same here, and if this thread gets moved over there I can't participate in the remembrance of one of the best things the USA has ever done.
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Old 07-17-19, 05:09 PM
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Well obviously - it's nothing I said...
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Old 07-18-19, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
I dont have the privilege to post in p&r.
Post politics in this thread long enough, and you won't have the privilege to post in it either. Discussing politics will get this moved.

Now simply enjoy the history of the achievement of humans reaching the moon.
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To attempt to steer the thread back to the topic:
1) There wasn't much color on the moon when we got there, so a color broadcast wouldn't have looked much different than black and white

2) to me, Woodstock became a big deal after the fact due to the marketing of recordings made there and came to symbolize the ideals of the summer of love that others tried to cash in on. Wasn't one of the reasons the Stones had their concert at Altamont due to their not being at Woodstock?
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