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Old 07-25-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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As far as I know there were no "suicide pills" either, should they get stranded.

Fred Haise addressed this when talking about the accident on Apollo 13.. Said there was no reason to have them, all they'd have to do is open the hatch. Would have been far quicker than any pill.


All in all.. There were thousands of things that had to go right to keep them alive.. Only took one going wrong for them to be dead.. So.. He's absolutely right.
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Armstrong once said in an interview on PBS that they were nervous at launch time and they all knew that there was a possibility that anything could happen, and there was a chance they may not successfully make it but they accepted the responsibility and were prepared just in case.

I heard that the "a" was scrambled from some type of electrical interference in the signal. Have no idea if that was true or not and I don't think it matters that much. It still was an historical moment no matter what was said.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I still think manned space missions are a huge waste of money, money, I will remind everyone, we dont have. Ie national debt. If they want to find new life forms, study the jungles or ocean bottom. Heck, I saw a documentary that claimed there were parts of Yellowstone NP that have never been explored.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I still think manned space missions are a huge waste of money, money, I will remind everyone, we dont have. Ie national debt. If they want to find new life forms, study the jungles or ocean bottom. Heck, I saw a documentary that claimed there were parts of Yellowstone NP that have never been explored.
We have plenty of money. What we don't have is agreement on priorities.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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It was a pretty stressful moment; a lonely human stepping out into a lethal wasteland with only a few layers of fabric to keep him safe. I think a lot of people might have mucked that up a little bit. He was a very cool customer, but still just a human.
For me the most stressful moment would have come when the 2 men were sitting on the moon in The Eagle ready to rejoin Columbia and go home. They have explored all they are supposed to and walked around and left the flag and all that stuff.
Then they press the button that makes The Eagle blast off and the rocket goes "Pffffff-t-t-t".
I mean, what would you say to each other? Because you are going to die. Not today, but it is going to happen. You are going to remain on the moon for many, many years.
Me? ... I am NOT opening that hatch! Not ever. I'd think of something else - maybe something that would not cause me to pretty much explode.
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Old Today, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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For me the most stressful moment would have come when the 2 men were sitting on the moon in The Eagle ready to rejoin Columbia and go home. They have explored all they are supposed to and walked around and left the flag and all that stuff.
Then they press the button that makes The Eagle blast off and the rocket goes "Pffffff-t-t-t".
I mean, what would you say to each other? Because you are going to die. Not today, but it is going to happen. You are going to remain on the moon for many, many years.
Me? ... I am NOT opening that hatch! Not ever. I'd think of something else - maybe something that would not cause me to pretty much explode.
Or.....

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