Lunar orbiter spots Apollo landing sites

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    For stubborn folks who still believe the Apollo astronauts never landed on the moon, NASA has new images — definitive proof — that clearly show the Apollo 11 lander that carried the first astronauts to the lunar surface 40 years ago.

    The images were taken by NASA's first lunar scout in more than a decade, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. They show the Eagle lunar lander at Tranquility Base, where Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969. They were snapped between July 11 and 15 of this month and released by NASA on Friday.

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    kewlies.. so how do we know this is not a photshop ;)
     
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    lol I dont think you can ever convince those people! ;p
     
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    u sure it's not just an alien?







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    So thats where I parked!

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    Well, there IS a giant arrow in the picture :p
     
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    I got to see the apollo 11 while it was still inside the vertical assembly building.

    Toured the building...then without warning they walk you thru a double door. And BAM..you standing at the foot of it...first thing you see is the rocket engines and fins...it was so fucking big you didn't even notice the rest of the rocket was standing there.

    The you look up..OMG..it was one of the most amazing things i have seen in my life.
    Not 50 feet away it stands there..looking like it was going to blast off any second.

    Im ashamed of our space program now. We abandoned the skylab..we are going to abandon the international space station will be abandoned in 2016 just a few years after completion. The shuttle program ends in less than two years.

    Obama says he will reinvigorate the program...we need to go to mars. We should have already been there.
     
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    i think it's time to start up the stargate program... i got to see parts of the ISS before it launched.

    and i don't understand why at least the leading edges couldn't be reinforced with a disposable protector for launch and flight, and removed by EVA before landing.
    I'm a Materials Scientist/Engineer and would love to get involved in that line of work, but I got better grades in metallurgy classes and helped on some BMG projects back in school... once I get out of the military I should be able to actually use that knowledge.


    edit: thats Bulk Metallic Glass or amorphous metals greater than 2cm in thickness
     
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