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I remember as a kid visiting the Grissom Memorial Museum at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, In. where Gus was from. Tragic.
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I was hearing today was the anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster...


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Not Apollo, but best quote ever in my opinion. ďletís light this candle!Ē (Alan Shepherd maybe)
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Man, when you think about the drive, the optimism, the faith, the courage and the vision those pioneers of space had, well it is very humbling. Thank you for posting a reminder.
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A few snaps I took while visiting the Space Center.
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These are the memorials at Alamogordo's (NM) space museum. Godspeed to all of them.
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May they all R.I.P.
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don't remember the fire but I'm old enough to remember running home to watch the 1st moon landing .

big fan of the space program
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I got to witness the only Night Launch of a Saturn V.

My Wife and I had been married a little over a year, and had never taken a real honeymoon. We decided to go to Florida for a week, as it was into December. We were still, for all purposes, just two kids.

It just so happens Apollo 17 was due to be launched. Taking a chance that they would actually get it up, (there were often delays), we travelled down and got to see it.

If you have never seen 7 million pounds of thrust unleashed in one second, it's difficult to amagine the spectacle. The roar was tremendous, even from miles away, and being a little after midnight, it was the most awesome thing I have ever seen, even to this day.

To think there was three men atop that thing was incomprehensible.

I have been fascinated with rocket technology ever since. The F-1 Rocketdyne engine was the pinnacle of power. An interesting fact is that the turbo fuel pump that feeds the beast is rated at 57,000 horse power and flowed 47,500 gallons per minute. And there were 5 of them.

Just pure power.

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Thanks for posting this,Dave.
Pres.Reagon said it best when he said "The future doesnít belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave" All of the Astronauts that gave their lives for the Space program are all true American heroes,May they all Rest In Peace.
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I got to witness the only Night Launch of a Saturn V.

My Wife and I had been married a little over a year, and had never taken a real honeymoon. We decided to go to Florida for a week, as it was into December. We were still, for all purposes, just two kids.

It just so happens Apollo 17 was due to be launched. Taking a chance that they would actually get it up, (there were often delays), we travelled down and got to see it.

If you have never seen 7 million pounds of thrust unleashed in one second, it's difficult to amagine the spectacle. The roar was tremendous, even from miles away, and being a little after midnight, it was the most awesome thing I have ever seen, even to this day.

To think there was three men atop that thing was incomprehensible.

I have been fascinated with rocket technology ever since. The F-1 Rocketdyne engine was the pinnacle of power. An interesting fact is that the turbo fuel pump that feeds the beast is rated at 57,000 horse power and flowed 47,500 gallons per minute. And there were 5 of them.

Just pure power.
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When visiting the Space Center one of the guides told us that a fully fueled Saturn V rocket was the largest explosive device man has ever created even to this day. Even including nuclear weapons. The trick is, the Saturn V doesn't go off all at once, but if it did....

The same guide said that there is an outdoor viewing stand used during launches and many dignitaries often attended. They had to have a rule that limited members of the government could attend because if a Saturn V were to malfunction and explode on the pad, everyone one at the viewing stand, which was one mile away from the launch pad, would be killed. EVERYONE. FROM A MILE AWAY. Imagine strapping your butt to something like that. Thrill of a lifetime and would make a rational man crap himself silly.
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I got to witness the only Night Launch of a Saturn V.

My Wife and I had been married a little over a year, and had never taken a real honeymoon. We decided to go to Florida for a week, as it was into December. We were still, for all purposes, just two kids.

It just so happens Apollo 17 was due to be launched. Taking a chance that they would actually get it up, (there were often delays), we travelled down and got to see it.

If you have never seen 7 million pounds of thrust unleashed in one second, it's difficult to amagine the spectacle. The roar was tremendous, even from miles away, and being a little after midnight, it was the most awesome thing I have ever seen, even to this day.

To think there was three men atop that thing was incomprehensible.

I have been fascinated with rocket technology ever since. The F-1 Rocketdyne engine was the pinnacle of power. An interesting fact is that the turbo fuel pump that feeds the beast is rated at 57,000 horse power and flowed 47,500 gallons per minute. And there were 5 of them.

Just pure power.
That would have been great, I read about the Saturn said the light was bright enough to read a newspaper miles away. You were there is that so Jackie?
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I visited Kennedy Space center on 12/22 and loved seeing it all in person. Those engines were incredible and how the upper tank flowed through the lower to each engine really amazed me. I even have the LEGO Saturn V rocket with (appropriately) 1969 pieces. I forget how many hours it took to put together. I remember in elementary school when they wheeled black and white TVs into the rooms and we watched one of the missions. I don't remember if it was a launch, or on the moon footage though.
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