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#1    Guest_Guest_*

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Posted 31 August 2001 - 04:15 PM

Hi,
I am new to the forum, and I probably won't start coming to this post room on a regular basis, but I'd likle to make a few statements and see what you guys think.

The young president issued the challenge in May 1961: To put an American on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade. John F. Kennedy did not live to see his dream become reality; it would be left to one of his political rivals to congratulate the first two humans on the moon. But politics seemed far from anyone's mind as the world watched Neil Armstrong step onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. His words seemed to say it all: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." This special site recalls those first steps, 30 years ago.

The moon isn't just in the sky. It's just about everywhere we look, although we may not realize it. That buttery croissant you might have eaten for breakfast was originally a Gallic communion cake inspired by the crescent moon; princesses and the girl next door have been named after the goddess identified with a phase of the moon. We've all heard about how the moon is made of green cheese, or that strange little men live upon it; but how many of us knew that the maiden name of Buzz Aldrin's maternal grandmother was "Moon," or remembered that men brought back 47.7 pounds of the moon on that first mission 30 years ago?

All my life I have been fascinated by the moon. I hope, and would love to hear the opinions of the other guests and members of this group. :)


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Posted 31 August 2001 - 04:27 PM

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum, and, the moon is one of the best parts of our universe, it is the only thing that you can see very clearly without any machinery (Try to look into the  sun and you know what I mean). I have heard that the moon was a piece of earth that was separated from the earth in the early years of Earth, is this the truth??

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Posted 31 August 2001 - 04:39 PM

The leading theory is that a Mars-sized body once hit Earth and the resulting debris (from both Earth and the impacting body) accumulated to form the Moon. Whatever the origin, we know the Moon was formed over 4.5 billion years ago (the age of the oldest collected lunar rocks). But that is unfortunetly one of the few theories scientists have made.


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Posted 31 August 2001 - 09:18 PM

Thanx for the reply! My knowledge has grown.  ;D

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 04:07 AM

  Hi Pakoda, Welcome to the board.  
 I got a telescope this summer, and I am still fascinated to see the craters on the moon. To think, it was such a big deal getting to the moon, in the early days of the space race.  Now we're looking at Mars.


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Posted 01 September 2001 - 06:15 PM

Hello,
 I don't know much about the moon, but I have a really nice telescope too.  I have only taken it out of the box and put it together once, but I did see the moon with it, and it was so close, I could see all the craters, and everything with it. It was very exciting. :D


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Posted 01 September 2001 - 06:20 PM

Hi Pakoda :D

Just wondering what happens to you in a full moon?
No history of lycanthropy in the family?
;D


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Posted 01 September 2001 - 07:05 PM

Well, I've been my usual self --last time I checked. But my uncle HAS been acting strangely lately, a bit... wolfy!  :o

"Have you ever noticed.... Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" -George Carlin

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 07:31 PM

Awhooooooooooooooo (howl)

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 07:44 PM

You guys need neutering.... ;D


Do what you want and be what you feel. Because after all, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't 'mind.

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 08:08 PM

Say What?  ;D

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 08:42 PM

We're rolling off topic now...  ;D

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Posted 01 September 2001 - 08:44 PM

It seems to me, that we have been rolling off of many of the topics!!  :-*


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Posted 01 September 2001 - 08:47 PM

Well, from the looks of previous topics, you're absolutely right. There I go again...  ::)

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Posted 02 September 2001 - 11:21 AM

Sorry for the "rolling of topics".

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