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PostSubject: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptySun 22 Jul 2018, 4:44 pm

Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he usually is the star attraction.

The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday evening featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony and an auction of space memorabilia.

Hundreds of people attended the sold-out event, including British physicist Brian Cox, who presented Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson with the ShareSpace Foundation's Innovation award.

Branson, whose company is developing a new generation of commercial spacecraft, said in a recorded video that the Apollo missions influenced his generation.

"There would be no Virgin Galactic, no Virgin Orbit and no spaceship company had it not been for Apollo astronauts and the thousands of talented people who made their mission possible," Branson said.

Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation is one of the sponsors of the annual gala, which raises money for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics - or STEAM education - and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation scholarships.

The former astronaut's absence comes just a month after he sued two of his adult children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering him by saying he has dementia.

Only weeks before the lawsuit, Andrew and Jan Aldrin filed a petition claiming their 88-year-old father was suffering from memory loss, delusions, paranoia and confusion.

Andrew and Jan Aldrin, as well as business manager Christina Korp, are on the foundation's board and attended the gala. Aldrin's oldest son, James, isn't involved in the legal fight.

Andrew Aldrin acknowledged his father's absence during the gala.

"We're sorry dad can't be here, I know some of you are disappointed," Aldrin said. "Ultimately, what we're about is creating the first generation of Martians."

Buzz Aldrin, along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, was part of the Apollo 11 mission which landed the first two humans on the moon on July 20, 1969.

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/countdown-to-50th-anniversary-of-apollo-11/news-story/286cadfdd95bc06e8eabe498a7124535
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptySun 22 Jul 2018, 8:20 pm

next year eh.
before we know it the Conspiracy Nuts will be out saying it never happened again.
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptyMon 23 Jul 2018, 1:34 pm

I remember seeing the moon landing "live" on TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptyMon 23 Jul 2018, 5:19 pm

Me too.... apparently they all believe it was staged like Capricorn One
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PostSubject: Re: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptyMon 23 Jul 2018, 6:13 pm

Nutters everywhere.

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PostSubject: Re: Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11   Countdown to 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 EmptyFri 27 Jul 2018, 9:05 pm

Neferti wrote:
I remember seeing the moon landing "live" on TV.

Me too......well almost......I watched Neil's first steps on two TVs ...... one b&w, & also a newer (at the time) color tv. I said almost because I didn't actually see any of the landing itself. I listened to it on my car radio. We were at the beach scuba diving/spear fishing/& lobster poaching earlier that morning, but we cut everything short to listen to the landing.....there were about 6 of us all huddled around the car hangin' on every word.......the Eagle Has Landed!!!! We celebrated all day, then rushed home to grab some eats, & then watch the walk that night......
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