Apollo 11

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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Originally Posted by Pew
Originally Posted by javacontour
Short answer, math, computers, timing and radar.
I can't even imagine the size of the whiteboard needed for all that math.
Amazing what they accomplished with very low tech systems.
My grandpa said some of the meetings at Boeing and then Aerospace Lines were a slide rule convention.
 

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I was very young, but I can remember watching the Apollo 11 moon landing and Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon. My parents called me into the house to see it, and we watched in total silence, memorized by the awe of mankind's "giant leap". Our local media is doing a nice tie-in to the Purdue element; so called the cradle of Astronauts. (my Alma Mater).
 
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Originally Posted by Fawteen
Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Originally Posted by Fawteen
An incredible achievement by the United States of America.
Some of the engineers at NASA were Canadians who came over from the cancelled Avro Arrow program in Canada. smile
And they came to the United States from the failed Avro Arrow project. The United States was the only country on earth that had the capabilities to go to the moon.
And they did it with rocket technology from German rocket scientists captured after WWII. (Just having some fun). I wish they would have kept up the pace while they had the momentum. smile
"We came in peace for all mankind."

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