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Apollo 17 45th anniversary
« on: 11/20/2017 10:24 PM »
Jack Schmitt: From Apollo 17 to LRO


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Published on Nov 20, 2017

December 11, 2017, will mark the 45th anniversary of the day NASA's Apollo 17 mission landed on the Moon. This video connects that history to the current Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission through the eyes of astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt. As a geologist and Apollo 17 crewmember, Schmitt has a unique perspective on how data being collected by LRO enhances our current understanding of lunar science and lays the groundwork for future explorers.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zEVBOchOgk?t=001

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Re: Apollo 17 45th anniversary
« Reply #1 on: 11/20/2017 10:45 PM »
Nice clip indeed.
Does anybody remember NASA inviting 100+ year old gentleman to the Apollo 17 launch?  I think his name was Chester(?).  When asked what he thought of the launch, he said something to the effect "They're going somewhere, but they are not going to the Moon".  Imagine seeing post-Civil War America and a flight to the Moon in the same lifetime!

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Re: Apollo 17 45th anniversary
« Reply #2 on: 11/20/2017 11:44 PM »
A disappointingly growing number of people are still saying what Charlie said - but his skepticism was at least understandable in context. People today saying it have no excuse and ought to know better :(
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Re: Apollo 17 45th anniversary
« Reply #3 on: 11/21/2017 01:29 AM »
His name was Charlie Smith.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Smith_(centenarian)

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Smith became a minor celebrity in Central Florida after news articles were published about his alleged longevity. He was invited to view the launch of Apollo 17 in 1972 from the VIP area at the Kennedy Space Center. He amused reporters with his skeptical comments, asserting that "th' ain't nobody goin' t' no moon. Me, you, or anybody else" and, after the launch, "I see they goin' somewhere, but that don't mean nothin'."
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Re: Apollo 17 45th anniversary
« Reply #4 on: 12/09/2017 08:29 PM »
It's Been 45 Years Since Humans Walked On The Moon | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


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Published on Dec 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVTyd74L6pc?t=001

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