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Moonpaws
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posted 07-05-2005 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone take a guess on the significance
of these numbers in relation to the Apollo astronauts? (Just for fun).

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posted 07-05-2005 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll take a shot at it ....

"9" is the number of Apollo missions to the moon and "12" for the number of moonwalkers. 24 has me scratching my head.

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posted 07-05-2005 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I know it cost $24 million to put Armstrong on the moon. I'm only guessing here, but was that the number of astronauts gathered together one day and told officially that the first crew to land on the moon was sitting in the room?

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posted 07-05-2005 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
24 flew around the Moon at least once.

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posted 07-05-2005 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was too easy for you guys. I was thinking of the number of moon walkers alive, number of moonwalkers, and the number of men who have left earth orbit and circled the moon.

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posted 07-05-2005 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK .... I'll throw one back to you guys. One Apollo crew achieved during the course of their careers a feat no other Apollo crew could collectively match. Which crew and what achievement ??

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posted 07-05-2005 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While it sounds like you have something specific in mind, I will venture to throw out the records that Apollo 10 flew the fastest, and Apollo 13 flew the farthest from Earth...

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posted 07-05-2005 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope .... sorry Doug, that ain't it ....

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posted 07-05-2005 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.... and just in case someone else thinks the response is A10 given all crew members commanded their own flights (a unique record) that's not the answer I was looking for.

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posted 07-05-2005 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about Apollo 14...all crew members orbited the Earth (and Moon) for the first time.

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posted 07-05-2005 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good one Tom ... but no, not the answer ...

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posted 07-06-2005 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about... Apollo 8, all three crew members went on to lead a business...
Frank Borman - Chief Executive Officer and became Chairman of the Board Eastern Airlines

Jim Lovell - President of Fisk Telephone Systems, Inc

Bill Anders - Chairman & Chief Executive Office General Dynamic Corporation

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posted 07-06-2005 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope .... if it helps, in my question the word "careers" refers exclusively to their time at NASA ...

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posted 07-06-2005 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The second question is a bit open-ended. Apollo 10 was the only full crew where each member flew a subsequent mission.

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posted 07-06-2005 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Possibly Apollo 12, with the cumulative spaceflight duration record?

Or Apollo 10, with a cumulative distance record?

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posted 07-06-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David

You're getting warmer .....

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Okay, I was figuring this last night, but I was missing the key... Apollo 12, they all did EVAs, and not just walking on the Moon but floating in zero G EVAs....

Pete on Skylab 2
Alan on Skylab 3
Richard on GT-11

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posted 07-06-2005 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Was it the Apollo 10 crew and the feat was the highest speed attained by man ?

Adam

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posted 07-06-2005 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mr Henry,

Take a bow !! That's the answer ....

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Originally posted by Mike Dixon:
Mr Henry,

Take a bow !! That's the answer ....


Ahhh yes, I have been on pins and needles all day waiting for Australia to wake up!

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posted 07-06-2005 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..... and cS was my first port of call .... before I even had my morning coffee and read the paper ....

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posted 07-07-2005 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, two new ones if anyone fancies it:

Gene Cernan and Dave Scott both hold unique Apollo flight records. Any guesses?

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posted 07-07-2005 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They both had car problems... on the Moon.

Noah

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posted 07-07-2005 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Both saw strange happenings with hammers !

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posted 07-07-2005 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't is true that Bill Anders holds (held in, hint) a unique record?

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posted 07-07-2005 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Noah & Adam,

Both very true, but not what I had in mind. The records relate to their flights, and aren't linked in any way.

As for Bill 'The Brown Eyed Monster' Anders...

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posted 07-07-2005 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The APOLLO 10 crew have another unique claim to fame: no other Apollo crew had five previous missions to their credit (Stafford: 2; Young: 2; Cernan: 1).

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