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  • Alan Banks
    Thanks for the link Dale. I have seen the film The Dish - but reality looks as though it was much more exciting. Regards Alan
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 1 12:41 AM
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      Thanks for the link Dale. I have seen the film 'The Dish' - but reality
      looks as though it was much more exciting.
      Regards
      Alan

      Dale Hardy wrote:
      > Alan Banks wrote:
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      >> Hi All,
      >> I know this is lightly off topic, but I have just finished watching an
      >> excellent file on Channel 4 about the Apollo story.
      >>
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      > Alan, a bit of the Australian role in Apollo 11
      > http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/
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    • Lindsay
      Great link, Dale. Many thanks for a good read.! I remember the great day.. we (500+ school kids) were all shuflled into the school hall, and made to sit on the
      Message 2 of 9 , Jun 1 12:47 AM
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        Great link, Dale. Many thanks for a good read.!
        I remember the great day.. we (500+ school kids) were all shuflled into the
        school hall, and made to sit on the wooden floor for an hour or so.


        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Dale Hardy
        http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/

        Dale
      • David J Taylor
        Dale Hardy wrote: [] ... Many thanks, Dale. It brought back many memories..... Cheers, David -- SatSignal software - quality software written to your
        Message 3 of 9 , Jun 1 1:25 AM
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          Dale Hardy wrote:
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          > Alan, a bit of the Australian role in Apollo 11
          > http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/
          >
          > Dale

          Many thanks, Dale. It brought back many memories.....

          Cheers,
          David
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        • Moore, Robert
          If anyone s read Tom Wolfe s The Right Stuff they will know that the military were so keen to have service personnel _flying_ spacecraft (i.e. hands on )
          Message 4 of 9 , Jun 1 3:33 AM
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            If anyone's read Tom Wolfe's 'The Right Stuff' they will know that the military were so keen to have service personnel _flying_ spacecraft (i.e. 'hands on') that they probably held back technical and scientific progress for some decades. The scientists etc were seen as 'passengers' in space flight.
            Robert




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            Dale Hardy wrote:
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            > Alan, a bit of the Australian role in Apollo 11
            > http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/ <http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/>
            >
            > Dale

            Many thanks, Dale. It brought back many memories.....

            Cheers,
            David
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          • Terence
            Robert, I am no particular exponent of demarcation, but, bearing in mind the respective and highly specialised training undertaken, and specific experience
            Message 5 of 9 , Jun 1 4:56 AM
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              Robert,
              I am no particular exponent of demarcation, but, bearing in
              mind the respective and highly specialised training undertaken, and
              specific experience held, by both scientists and military pilots in
              their own fields of operation, the chosen modus operandi does not seem
              to me to have been entirely unreasonable. 'Horses for courses' must
              have been adequately justifiable at the outset of manned space
              exploration, and subsequent practice will have naturally developed
              from that. Is leaving those respectively best suited to certain tasks
              more time to attend to each of them not be a sensible proposition?
              This must have particularly applied once the shuttle permitted
              sizeable teams to access space for long periods.

              There sounds to be a hint of all too easily applied hindsight, not to
              say sour grapes, in such comment. I am sure there is an element of
              truth in some aspects of allocation over the years being other than
              ideal; but to have "held back scientific progress for some decades"?
              How long has this space exploration been going on then?

              Regards,
              Terence.

              --- In GEO-Subscribers@yahoogroups.com, "Moore, Robert" <rsmoore@...>
              wrote:
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              > If anyone's read Tom Wolfe's 'The Right Stuff' they will know that
              the military were so keen to have service personnel _flying_
              spacecraft (i.e. 'hands on') that they probably held back technical
              and scientific progress for some decades. The scientists etc were seen
              as 'passengers' in space flight.
              > Robert
              >
              >
            • Alan Banks
              Hi Robert, I have to agree with Terence on this one. An objective view of manned space travel is that without the military backing it may not have come about
              Message 6 of 9 , Jun 1 6:54 AM
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                Hi Robert,
                I have to agree with Terence on this one. An objective view of manned
                space travel is that without the military backing it may not have come
                about for decades. My own view is that the Apollo program was the
                success it was because of the 'flyboys'. My contention is that to
                exploit space properly it will be engineers technicians and roustabouts
                that will make it work. I would parallel it with off shore oil
                exploration where it was sheer hard work and technical expertise and
                flexibility that succeeded. Current space agencies are bureaucracies in
                particular NASA.
                Unmanned space exploration is a different matter, though without the
                need for 'spy satellites' would we have the range of satellites we now
                use on a daily basis?
                Cheers
                Alan

                Moore, Robert wrote:
                > If anyone's read Tom Wolfe's 'The Right Stuff' they will know that the military were so keen to have service personnel _flying_ spacecraft (i.e. 'hands on') that they probably held back technical and scientific progress for some decades. The scientists etc were seen as 'passengers' in space flight.
                > Robert
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                > Dale Hardy wrote:
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                >> Alan, a bit of the Australian role in Apollo 11
                >> http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/ <http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/>
                >>
                >> Dale
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                > Many thanks, Dale. It brought back many memories.....
                >
                > Cheers,
                > David
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