NASASpaceFlight.com Forum

General Discussion => Polls Section => Topic started by: Mr. Scott on 10/17/2017 11:22 PM

Title: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Mr. Scott on 10/17/2017 11:22 PM
What would be the best way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing?

The sky is the limit!
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: zodiacchris on 10/18/2017 12:05 AM
Send Buzz in a Dragon around the moon... 8)
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Lar on 10/18/2017 01:51 AM
Redo Apollo 8 in a Dragon
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: envy887 on 10/18/2017 04:09 PM
Voted Reenact with New, since a new clean sheet design would be faster and cheaper than restarting the half-million-person Apollo supply chain.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: jebbo on 10/18/2017 04:25 PM
As Lar above. Apollo 8 in a Dragon. Heck, you might even be able to have some of the original crew :-)

--- Tony
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: high road on 10/18/2017 08:37 PM
A Lar above. Apollo 8 in a Dragon. Heck, you might even be able to have some of the original crew :-)

--- Tony

Would have been great to send Armstrong, Lovell and Cernan up, just to demonstrate how wrong they were.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Cherokee43v6 on 10/18/2017 08:58 PM
Launch Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise in a Dragon around the moon.

Oh wait... that crew might not want to go on a 'solo-ship' run ;D
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: mheney on 10/23/2017 02:05 PM
The BEST way to celebrate the 50th anniversary?  Have someone on the Moon saying Hello back to Earth.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: envy887 on 10/24/2017 09:13 PM
How about a maiden launch such as SLS or Orion?  Should this happen, everybody will be asking when the next launch is. 

July 2019 seems sporty to do this.

Too late. SLS has been pushed to NET December 2019 and is unlikely to make that date, never mind anytime earlier.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/31/2017 10:08 AM
Send Buzz in a Dragon around the moon... 8)

Since Dragon can reportedly carry more than one person, include Michael Collins since he was the command module pilot on "11".
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Hog on 01/03/2018 05:36 PM
Maybe not reactivate the entire Saturn-V stack, but at the least, get the F-1B engine up and running and use 2 of them per liquid booster.

I could get behind a Block II SLS launcher running a cluster of RS-25s on the Core Stage with a quartet of F-1B engines boosting the stack into orbit.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: envy887 on 01/03/2018 08:18 PM
Maybe not reactivate the entire Saturn-V stack, but at the least, get the F-1B engine up and running and use 2 of them per liquid booster.

I could get behind a Block II SLS launcher running a cluster of RS-25s on the Core Stage with a quartet of F-1B engines boosting the stack into orbit.

Well, you wouldn't actually want to "get behind" it because that would be a little toasty...
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: oldAtlas_Eguy on 01/03/2018 10:14 PM
I voted something else.

Have a manned Lunar flyby. July 2019.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: deruch on 01/04/2018 11:45 AM
Are we limiting "something else"s to things that are within the realm of somewhat realistic possibility? 
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: Svetoslav on 01/04/2018 12:03 PM
 
I voted something else.

Have a manned Lunar flyby. July 2019.

A crewed lunar flyby. Send a Dragon 2 with Falcon Heavy on a circumlunar trajectory.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: chalz on 01/06/2018 06:09 AM
How about building a life size wooden replica of Saturn V. Somewhere other than Florida. Maybe in Central Park or Nevada. Standing upright of course, maybe with a tower next to it so you could take a trip to the top. Somewhere people could visit and get close and try to imagine the real thing and what it took to make and operate.
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: MATTBLAK on 01/06/2018 09:05 AM
If practical (probably not) round up as many Apollo conspiracy 'Hoaxtards' as possible and subject them to varying degrees of painful corporal punishment for polluting the internet - predominantly nearly every major Space and science news website on the planet, not to mention social media :(
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: MATTBLAK on 01/08/2018 10:03 AM
If the lunar tourist mission happens on or very close to the Apollo 11 Anniversary, perhaps they could add a third, surprise person to the crew manifest? Or what about carrying some ashes from all of the so-far deceased Moonwalkers? :) :'(
Title: Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
Post by: haywoodfloyd on 01/08/2018 11:55 AM
Circumlunar flyby with Dragon.