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Moon landing... why was it such a big deal?
Feb 27th, 2007 at 2:56pm
 
Just out of curiousity, does anyone else think the moon landing has been blown out of proportion when it comes to 'landmark' events of the 20th century?

For example, the first human to be launched into space, a
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, 'Yuri Gagarin,' has been long forgotten, whereas, the first man on the moon has been forever remembered.

To me, the first man in space is just as good, if not BIGGER, than the moon landing.

I think that the moon landing was merely 'prettier' on film and the Americans managed to 'advertise' it much better. Hence making it a bigger event in history.

Does anyone else share my views?
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Reply #1 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 3:04pm
 
Space is harder to define than landing on the moon. It's just a progression from the first manned flight. Landing on the moon is also far more technically complex. You have to escape a gravitational field twice, not once, and the second time without on the gorund support. Actually touching something seems more meaningful than just getting high.

Is there video from the first Russian in space?
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Is there video from the first Russian in space?


Probably a black and white fuzzy screen.


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Landing on the moon is also far more technically complex. You have to escape a gravitational field twice, not once, and the second time without on the gorund support. Actually touching something seems more meaningful than just getting high.


True. But don't you think this Russian guy deserved the coverage that Neil Armstrong did?
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Reply #3 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 3:25pm
 
That depends. How high did he get, and what was the previous record for height?

Even if what he did was special, he doesn't deserve the same level of fame as Armstrong. Not that it really matters anyway.
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ex-member DonaldTrump wrote on Feb 27th, 2007 at 3:15pm:
But don't you think this Russian guy deserved the coverage that Neil Armstrong did?


he probably did get alot of coverage, but over in the USSR.
it was during the Cold War years, so i don't think the US would have wanted to give a Russian Communist the limelight.
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he probably did get alot of coverage, but over in the USSR.  
it was during the Cold War years, so i don't think the US would have wanted to give a Russian Communist the limelight.  


That's my line of thinking.


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Even if what he did was special, he doesn't deserve the same level of fame as Armstrong.


I think thats a ridiculous statement.
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Reply #6 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 10:23pm
 
I'll celebrate when we've reached mars. Thats an achievement!
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Reply #7 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 10:50pm
 
I saw it on the telly that had been set up in the classroom.To a 10 year old it was a very big deal,i will never forget that.To be able to go out into your backyard at night and look at the moon then the next day see those blokes walking on it was kind of sci-fi and reality tv all in one.Our imaginations were running wild with ideas of tours of space,looking at earth from your flat on the moon,kicking a footy 20 miles etc etc.
That and 911 will be stuck in my minds eye forever
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Reply #8 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 10:56pm
 
My old man was one of the technitians at parkes for the broadcast.
(3 MEN AT THE DISH, THAT WAS FICTIONAL.THERE WAS MORE LIKE 20)
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Reply #9 - Feb 28th, 2007 at 3:37pm
 
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(3 MEN AT THE DISH, THAT WAS FICTIONAL.THERE WAS MORE LIKE 20)


Fwoar! That's great mate.  Cool

So I take it you don't think the moon landing was a hoax then?  Wink
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Reply #10 - Feb 28th, 2007 at 3:52pm
 
Of course it happened!
I believe that the conspiracy theorists are communists who couldnt accept the fact that the west got to the moon first.
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Reply #11 - Feb 28th, 2007 at 4:03pm
 
Sounds like a conspiracy to me  Kiss
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Reply #12 - Mar 2nd, 2007 at 8:22pm
 
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I believe that the conspiracy theorists are communists who couldnt accept the fact that the west got to the moon first.


Too true... Cool
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