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What would be the best way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon?

Reactivate the Saturn V program (hey... the design is qualified and man rated).
8 (16.3%)
Have A Reinactment of the Landing With “New” Equipment.  (“New” may be loosely interpreted, "Old" is when your drawings are to be interpreted IAW MIL-STD-100)
13 (26.5%)
Duplicate the 40th Anniversry Commemoration (Have a reinactment of a reinactment)
3 (6.1%)
Online Virtual Reality Lunar Landing Reinactment &/o Watch Archive Footage Online
5 (10.2%)
Something ‘else’ (please explain)
20 (40.8%)

Total Members Voted: 49


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Offline chalz

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Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
« Reply #21 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 :(
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Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
« Reply #22 on: 01/08/2018 07:43 AM »
I have a relative who was a machinist who built parts of the Apollo lunar lander.  He once had the opportunity to fix something in my house.  You know... like all home projects, you rush the job and sometimes get shoddy repair that just doesn’t work right.  Typical for home repair work, but something you’d never expect on an a lunar lander project.

It’s the only time I’ve wondered about the Apollo conspiracies.

So I guess I’d be subjected something pretty harsh for not accepting the veracity of his caulk work.  Hopefully I could bargain for just being drawed and quartered for this.

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Anyways.  Hey!  So far it’s looking like the administrator nomination and congressional appointment might on track for July 2019...  But I digress.

... so far it’s looking unanimous for adding a Dragon mission of some form to the vote.  But I’m thinking Bezos might have a thought on this too.  A little too early to tell though.

... no limit to what something else might be. 

I think this thread topic may have prompted the change in space policy with Trump’s Space Directive 1.  Imagine if we’re chasing mars, but haven’t formulated a specific return plan by the 50th.  That would not look right.
« Last Edit: 01/08/2018 07:45 AM by Mr. Scott »
Star fleet said it was only going to be a five year mission.

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Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
« Reply #23 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? :) :'(
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Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing
« Reply #24 on: 01/08/2018 11:55 AM »
Circumlunar flyby with Dragon.


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