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What would you ask an Astronaut?

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Finally I found coverage of the event in the local news papers.
Unfortunately I did not manage to ask the questions I might have liked to but I knew it was only a possibility anyway. I actually MIGHT have asked many of these questions but not without appearing rude, inelegant and dense. Posted some pictures I managed to catch above and here is the link to the story in the TC Palm.

Grumman employees recall their role in man's first step on the moon
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STUART — Nearly 200 former employees of the Grumman Aerospace Corp. gathered Saturday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of what is indisputably the U.S. space program's crowning achievement and their role in it. Though these retirees, and the space program itself, had successes before and after the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11 in July 1969, they agree that no accomplishment by the space program, and perhaps all of mankind, supersedes sending men to walk on the moon.


Wonder if this is worth doing a separate thread on? What do you think?




posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Thanks for your reply to the thread. I unfortunately could not ask the questions I wanted but it was none the less an exciting event. I wanted to follow up with you since you took the time to reply. Posted a few pics on page 1 and here is a link and a snippet of the local news story.


STUART — Nearly 200 former employees of the Grumman Aerospace Corp. gathered Saturday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of what is indisputably the U.S. space program's crowning achievement and their role in it. Though these retirees, and the space program itself, had successes before and after the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11 in July 1969, they agree that no accomplishment by the space program, and perhaps all of mankind, supersedes sending men to walk on the moon.



The Grumman employees engineered and built the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) that Neil Armstrong stepped off to make man's first footstep on the moon. Among those that followed was the LEM that served as a lifeboat for the astronauts of the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight. Apollo 13 astronaut and former Grumman employee Fred Haise was one of four Apollo-era astronauts who attended the reunion at the Clarion Hotel in downtown Stuart.


www.tcpalm.com...



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