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Bub

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PostSubject: How far we have come?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:15 pm

It's one of 180 lots linked to space travel that Sotheby's is auctioning off July 20 to mark the 48th anniversary of the pioneer lunar landing on that date in 1969.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-armstrong-moon-dust-apollo-11-sothebys-auction-new-york/
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:43 pm

The 20 photos from the article are fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Since I go back a few years, I remember how much concern there was about extraterrestrial contamination and how precious the sample the sample were. Now they are being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Who knows they may even be Russians.
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:23 pm

It's weird; I'm not a Luddite or technophobe or anti-exploration or anything like that, but space flight is something that has always left me cold. I just don't give a damn. Very strange. I'd pay 50 bucks for the lot, strictly as a curiosity.
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:36 pm

Fifty bucks wont cut it
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:52 pm

Yeah, it's interesting. I guess. Hey, check out the guy at 6:46.
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:05 pm

That was so cool! We just don't get out like we used to. What an adventure!
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 pm

Thanks for sharing this with us, first time I have watched this video clip since watching it at the actual time that I was glued to the TV set.
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Remember seeing all this live as it happened back in '69.

Was with the folks on the annual vacation. I was 16 or 17 at the time, and we were camped somewhere that had power to some of the campgrounds. Wandered over to one site that had a small B&W set tuned to this and watched it in amazement!



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Bub

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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:38 am

An interesting story about a bag of dust
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-moon-dust-bag-auction-met-20170720-story.html
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Yesterday at 9:06 am

It sold
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/22/moon-dust-bag-neil-armstrongs-apollo-11-mission-sells-1-8-million-auction/501824001/
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Yesterday at 1:08 pm

I saw that on the news! What a great return for that gal!
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PostSubject: Re: How far we have come?   Yesterday at 8:18 pm

There's more people with money to burn than ever before, and today just like every other day 20K people die of starvation No
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