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Apollo Quiz

03/28/2015 11:39 AM
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Re: Apollo quiz

03/28/2015 11:59 AM

My memory on this isn't all that hot: 5/10.

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03/28/2015 12:28 PM

I got 7 answers out of 10.

During Appollo -11 mission time, I have collected all the cuttings appeared in the News Papers. Later a ook was published and I purchased, still I am having the book. Even though once in a way, I read the book, I missed 3 questions.

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03/28/2015 12:47 PM

I got 7 of 10, too. What the quiz identifies as the first words from the moon, I thought were actually uttered by somebody in Houston. (That's a hint.) There's also a hint in the quiz about the aircraft carrier.

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03/28/2015 4:37 PM

Yeah, I was not sure about that one, but I did recall the response, "We copy you down, Eagle."

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03/29/2015 12:03 AM

7 of 10 here too...

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03/28/2015 4:06 PM

Doesn't seem to work on my iPad. Just returned from vacation in Washington DC, and the Smithhsonian Air and Space museum had a Saturn V F1 engine on display, absolutely impressive.

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03/28/2015 6:20 PM

I remember Neil Armstrong said in one of his interview he said when our mission was done and to leave the moon i ran the engines of Apollo by my pen because the engine on-off switch was broken when i was trying to use it. i am always asking myself what if this switch didn't move to on position and what will be Neil,s feeling .and any delay is not beside him

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03/28/2015 8:17 PM

Despite I remember my excitement as a young teenager sitting with my family around watching blurred images of the landing on TV.... I only got a lousy 6 / 10 Should I get concerned??? elder people are supposed to loose recent memory!

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03/29/2015 12:49 AM

They put SOLAR EAGLE on the moon!!!!!!!???

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03/29/2015 1:01 AM

I surprised myself with an 8/10. Guessed wrong on the first words one even though i knew it wasn't "One small step etc." as they were spoken as he stepped onto the moon. There was a lot of procedural chat before then. Also didn't expect them to not have their names on the badge. Why not? A name tag may have been the only way to identify them in some circumstances. Maybe that was the reason, think positively, there will be no accident. Barr some switch knobs breaking off.
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03/29/2015 9:32 AM

I read an interview with Buzz Aldrin and when he was asked what was the first thing he did when he stepped onto the Moon he replied, " I pissed my pants."

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03/29/2015 10:24 AM

I say I got 9/10, but the quiz says 8/10. I missed the question about the Apollo 11 patch.

I'll quibble with the question about the first words spoken on the moon. The phrase 'contact light' occurred with the Eagle still a few feet above the lunar surface, when the contact probes first touched the surface. At that point the rocket engine was still firing. Once they saw the contact light, they shut the engine off and then landed. Only then did Armstrong announce 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.'

Here's a video of the landing. Skip forward to the 8:50 mark. There were actually other technical words spoken about shutting off the engine and other systems after seeing the contact light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvbD-1qZtc

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