Laconics Round Table

Laconics Round Table
 
HomeFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Trump in, moon landing out?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
wag
Cervelle de Veau
avatar

Posts : 8423
Join date : 2012-12-04

PostSubject: Trump in, moon landing out?   Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:52 pm

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies

USA Today Network Florida Today Published 3:59 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 | Updated 1 minute ago












Connor Johnson, the 6-year-old who launched a push to save NASA, got the call of a lifetime on Wednesday. Astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon, heard about Connor's petition and wanted to show his support. VPC



(Photo: NASA via THINKFilm)

The last man to walk on the moon died Monday at age 82 in Houston.
The family of Eugene "Gene" Cernan said he had ongoing health issues, but his cause of death was not immediately known. Cernan, a Navy fighter pilot in October 1963, was one of 14 astronauts that NASA chose for its third astronaut class.
He piloted the Gemini 9 mission alongside command pilot Tom Stafford and became the second American to walk in space — what he later termed a "spacewalk from hell" where his equipment didn't work effectively, he became overheated and he barely got back in the spacecraft, said space historian Roger Launius, associate director of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Yet that didn't dim his desire to go up again, flying on Apollo 10, the dress rehearsal to the first lunar landing.
“Even at the age of 82, Gene was passionate about sharing his desire to see the continued human exploration of space and encouraged our nation’s leaders and young people to not let him remain the last man to walk on the moon,” his family said Monday in a statement that NASA released.

Thanks, NASA! We made a virtual reality moon walk with your awesome pics

Cernan was one of only two astronauts to fly to the moon on two occasions, the second time as commander of Apollo 17, the last mission to the moon. In total, Cernan spent more than 73 hours on the satellite's surface.
Cernan and crewmate Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt were on the moon for three days. They completed excursions to nearby craters and the Taurus-Littrow mountains.

Eugene "Gene" Cernan, one of 14 astronauts that NASA chose in October 1963 and the last man to walk on the moon, died Jan. 16, 2017, at age 82 (Photo: NASA)

"America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," he said Dec. 14, 1972, as he left the lunar surface. "As we leave the moon and Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, we shall return with peace and hope for all mankind."
He traced the initials of his only child — 9-year-old daughter Teresa Dawn "Tracy" Cernan — in the dust on the moon's surface before climbing the ladder of the lunar module for the final time.
“Those steps up that ladder, they were tough to make,” Cernan recalled in a 2007 oral history. “I didn’t want to go up. I wanted to stay a while.”
Two years earlier, NASA had announced that Apollo 17 would be the final mission of the Apollo program. Apollo 18, 19 and 20 had been canceled in favor of the Skylab space station, which launched May 14, 1973, but crashed to earth July 11, 1979, after its orbit began decaying.
Decades later, Cernan testified before Congress to push for a return moon landing. But as the years went by, he realized he wouldn’t live to witness someone follow in his footsteps that are still visible on the moon more than 40 years later.
“Neil (Armstrong, who died in 2012) and I aren’t going to see those next young Americans who walk on the moon. And God help us if they’re not Americans,” Cernan testified before Congress in 2011. “When I leave this planet, I want to know where we are headed as a nation. That’s my big goal.”

Godspeed, John Glenn: People say goodbye to space-age hero

Fellow astronaut John Glenn, who in 1962 became the first American to orbit the earth, died five weeks before Cernan.
Cernan was born in Chicago and had logged more than 5,000 flight hours in the Navy before becoming an astronaut. He retired from the Navy as a captain.
After retiring from the space program in 1976, Cernan worked as an executive vice president of Coral Petroleum Inc. in Houston and later founded Cernan Corp., which provided management and consulting services in the aerospace and energy industries. A documentary about his life, called The Last Man on the Moon, was released in 2016.

Astronaut calls 6-year-old boy trying to save NASA

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jan Nanna Cernan, his daughter, Tracy Cernan Woolie; step-daughters Kelly Nanna Taff and Danielle Nanna Ellis; and nine grandchildren.
“I can always walk on Main Street again, but I can never return to my Valley of Taurus-Littrow, and that cold fact has left me with a yearning restlessness,” he wrote in his 1999 autobiography, also titled The Last Man on the Moon. “It was perhaps the brightest moment of my life, and I can’t go back.”

_________________
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wag
Cervelle de Veau
avatar

Posts : 8423
Join date : 2012-12-04

PostSubject: Re: Trump in, moon landing out?   Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:55 pm




MAN-O-MANISCHEWITZ


And while we’re on the subject, Dov Behr, in 1888, a Lithuanian immigrant opened the first matzah-making factory in Cincinnati, Ohio. He adopted the name Manischewitz, naming his factory the B. Manischewitz Company and developed an entirely automated method of matzah production. By 1920, he was the world's largest matzah producer — at 1.25 million rectangular, sheet-like matzahs a day — but always adhered to the original kosher rules. Manischewitz endured some controversy for his use of machines, but did you know that after Behr spent 13 years studying the Talmud in Jerusalem, even the most hardened traditionalists eventually considered him an acceptable authority on matzah.

In 1973, Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan shouted, "Man, oh, Manischewitz," the matzah company's slogan, in the middle of his moonwalk.




http://www.aish.com/j/f/What-Jewish-History-Forgot-Passover-Edition.html

_________________
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wag
Cervelle de Veau
avatar

Posts : 8423
Join date : 2012-12-04

PostSubject: Re: Trump in, moon landing out?   Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:56 pm

Hello Tel Aviv!
  Twisted Evil

_________________
Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bob Saget
Filet Mignon
avatar

Posts : 3206
Join date : 2013-01-02

PostSubject: Re: Trump in, moon landing out?   Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:44 am

Neil Cavuto asked him what he thought when he looked at the moon knowing he was the last man to walk on it. He said he doesnt think about it.

You really have to be threatened big time to lie all the way to your grave.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Trump in, moon landing out?   

Back to top Go down
 
Trump in, moon landing out?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Dogeald Trump
» Trump supporters drive over/park on graves at cemetary
» Jackie Gleason on Donald Trump
» Trump: The Global Disaster waiting to happen
» Trump's first month travel expenses total nearly Barack Obama's yearly average

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Laconics Round Table :: Laconics Round Table-
Jump to: