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Fraser
2012-Jul-17, 03:00 AM
43 years ago today, July 16th, 1969, Apollo 11 left Earth for the first human mission to land on the Moon. Launching on at Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, the mission sent Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit, and then two [...]

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Jerry
2012-Jul-17, 03:26 AM
It would be interesting to know how many forum members have a family connection to this event. My grandfather formed and poured cement for a test bunker where ablative materials and the abort rockets were tested - how's that for a small, but important connection?

KaiYeves
2012-Jul-17, 01:01 PM
It would be interesting to know how many forum members have a family connection to this event. My grandfather formed and poured cement for a test bunker where ablative materials and the abort rockets were tested - how's that for a small, but important connection?
He did his bit.

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