Anyone seeing the First Man?

Discussion in 'Non Surf Related' started by aka pumpmaster, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    and no, its not gay pron. I'm a huge space program buff and this looks awesome.
  2. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    If u like space then allow me to recommend you listen to Joe Rogan's interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Lots of space talk in there. Warning - it's probably an hr in duration.
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  3. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    will check it out. Read the Fist Man book a few times and actually met Armstrong many years ago.
  4. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
  5. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    YES! Def looking forward to this!
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  6. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Saw Cap 1. Interesting in its day. Wasn't OJ in it?
  7. swabby

    swabby Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Yeah looking forward to seeing this too. Really liked the From Earth to the Moon series by Tom Hanks that was on HBO about 10 - 15 years back. Makes you wonder how the hell they pulled that stuff off.
  8. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Anyone ever read the book "The Right Stuff"? More really inspiring space stuff. Also, Scott Kelly's book "Endurance"
  9. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Def the right stuff. Pretty interesting.
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  10. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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  11. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    “After all, the right stuff was not bravery in the simple sense of being willing to risk your life (by riding on top of a Redstone or Atlas rocket). Any fool could do that (and many fools would no doubt volunteer, given the opportunity), just as any fool could throw his life away in the process. No, the idea (as all pilots understood) was that a man should have the ability to go up in a hurtling piece of machinery and put his hide on the line and have the moxie, the reflexes, the experience, the coolness, to pull it back at the last yawning moment—but how in the name of God could you either hang it out or haul it back if you were a lab animal sealed in a pod?”
    ― Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff
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  12. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    My father worked for NASA back in the 60's, I remember him taking us (family) into the space center and watch these things go off ( Mercury and Gemini projects ). My uncle was a photographer for NASA up until 2000, I was still able to get passes to see the shuttles take off, I've seen quite a few of them, what a sight up close. I remember that sad cold day watching Challenger blow up...shocking, I wasn't at the Cape that time but could see it real good from work.
  13. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Got superb review in WSJ
    On my list to see

    Parents woke me & my brother up to watch Armstrong step onto the moon on the lil b&w tv.
    His feat, our feat as Americans, was incredible to us, even as sleepy & grumpy as we were.

    That was quite an era. I recall my mom crying in front of the tv during JFKs funeral cortege in DC.

    And she was very upset when the astronauts died on the launch pad, Apollo-Saturn 1967.

    We always would tune into the Today show in the morning before school, whilst Dad was upstairs in the bathroom shaving.

    I distinctly recall watching Today one morning & hollering up the stairs to my pops "dad, dad, someone killed Martin Luther King Jr!" My dad came flying down those stairs, shaving cream still on his face, saying oh no, oh no, very grim.

    Same again with RFK's murder in LA.

    In those days every station signed off at midnight or before. All 6 of them. And we're talking a suburb of NYC, not Petticoat Junction. So, whatever happened late or on the west coast or in a different time zone wouldn't get broadcast on the east coast until the stations went live again around dawn.

    I was a commodities trader when the travelers died in Challenger. The markets literally came to a standstill as all the traders rushed to see what happened on the televisions, and then no one wanted to do any business after that, people of all walks were deeply upset.


    Anyone sitting on top of a rocket, heading into outer space, were, and are, incredible human beings.