And this fuckwit is the US Vice-President????
More here...I read somewhere once that NASA could have put up (and should have put up) at least one more mission to the moon after Apollo 17 as the hardware was already built and paid for. There were still certainly eager astronauts who were waiting for a ride. One of life's missed opportunities.
I was seven. I remember my mother telling me about it.20 July 1969 - Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the Moon. I still have vivid memories of the grainy tv picture being broadcast in the teacher's common room at school for those of us that hadn't been kept at home for the day. It certainly was one of mankind's greatest achievements. This and 9/11 are two events that I can always pinpoint what I was doing when it happened.
I was staying in a hotel in Oslo.You remind me of my daughters. We were staying in a farmhouse in New Quay in West Wales when Diana croaked (the wife bid for it in the school charity auction thinking it was Newquay. It was only when I saw the Swansea postcode I smelt a rat).
The weather was borrowed from Ireland. Cats and dogs.
All the TV stations except Channel 4 were broadcasting sombre rubbish about a mother of two dying in a RTA. My kids couldn’t watch their sh1te American cartoons and comedy programmes and spent all day bitching and whining.
Amazing what happened 50 years ago when society strove for one goal. . . And now in 2019, we have people saying that peanut butter sandwiches are racist.I was in study hall between periods at my school on the day JFK was assassinated. Someone who had smuggled in a small Japanese transistor radio, shouted out that the news had just been flashed that JFK had been shot. I shuffled in to my Ohio history class where the teacher had finagled one of the school's B & W TV sets from the projection room, and we watched a bit of the news coverage until we were dismissed early. I remember thinking to myself that I'll bet we'll have next Monday off as well. And so it proved as there was the burial service to get through at Arlington which occurred on Monday the 25th of November.
I was out of school on July 20, 1969, but I remember watching the first B & W television pictures from the moon. What a wonderful world we live in, that such miracles can happen, I thought to myself.
I read somewhere once that NASA could have put up (and should have put up) at least one more mission to the moon after Apollo 17 as the hardware was already built and paid for. There were still certainly eager astronauts who were waiting for a ride. One of life's missed opportunities.
Pah, all the above timings pandering to the needs of millennial snowflakes.Tonight
BBC 4 7pm. Neil Armstrong
BBC 4 8pm. Sky At Night Moon special
Channel 4 8pm. Moon Landing Live (who knew there was an anniversary mission?)
What kind of diseased mind could consider an innocent peanut butter sandwich a racist icon? Probably the same kind of mind that could say the so-called Betsy Ross flag (which some say General Washington authorized to represent the new nation of America during the Revolutionary War) has been tainted by association with slavery.Amazing what happened 50 years ago when society strove for one goal. . . And now in 2019, we have people saying that peanut butter sandwiches are racist.