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  •  Gonna hafta take your word on all this, but ... (2+ / 0-)
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    jim in IA, JeffW

    ... it sounds very exciting.
    I wish NASA did a better job of explaining their
    accomplishments and keeping us up to date.
    I was ages 6 to16 through the decade that brought us the Mercury program, followed by Gemini then Apollo. Hell, when I was 12 I could probably tell you the fueling system of the Saturn 5 rocket because it was on the front page of the paper so many times.
     LEM and command module are words that still give me a satisfying chill.
     But... I think the let down to NASA was the scrapping of later Apollo missions due to public apathy. We'd moved on to Watergate. They never recovered their mojo. The shuttle program was their road back, but the Challenger disaster ended that little pr boon.
    Oh well ... I know the propaganda worked on me.
    I have this incredible craving for Tang right now.

    •  It does take more digging. But, there is a... (0+ / 0-)

      wealth of information, educational materials, images, and support documents for each mission.

      I haven't had Tang for so long. Can you still buy it?


      The difference between stupidity and genius...genius has limits. ~ Einstein

      by jim in IA on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 12:33:18 PM PDT

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      •  Since NASA can't advertise or tout (0+ / 0-)

        their accomplishments it seems like a private organization to do that for them would be a great thing to have.  Especially with things like this.  Even more so with stuff like future types of engines being developed.

        The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 06:05:39 PM PDT

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