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Offline SeanB

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RIP Alan Bean
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:21:24 pm »
RIP Alan Bean, the artist I think Dave most wanted to meet.

Whole load of accomplishments, walked on the moon, Skylab, and is survived by just four moonwalkers: Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of Apollo 11, Dave Scott, commander of Apollo 15, Charlie Duke, lunar module pilot for Apollo 16, and geologist and former U.S. Sen. Harrison Schmitt, lunar module pilot for Apollo 17, the final Apollo moon mission.

Offline German_EE

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Re: RIP Alan Bean
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 06:10:18 pm »
It's sad that your post hasn't attracted more comments. We really need to mark the passing of these men in some way.
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Re: RIP Alan Bean
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 06:34:54 pm »
It's almost unbelievable that we're rapidly heading towards 50 years (what, 46 years since Apollo 17 now?) since anyone walked on the Moon. So few of them left to tell the tale now.  :(

I would never have believed that such a period would elapse when I watched the first Moon landing as a kid.

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Re: RIP Alan Bean
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 06:48:11 pm »
I still remember Cernan and Schmitt singing "Strolling on the moon" on Apollo17 mission. Saw that in real time (with delay from relays, distance etc).

It's a shame that we have the flat earthers and others saying it was a hoax. Such is life...
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