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  • darren
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    Very sad to hear.
    R i p alan.

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  • Twocky61
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    There's now Virgin's space travel; Richard Branson's idea

    I wonder how much the tickets will be

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  • Moonraker
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    Originally posted by staffslad View Post
    I have been interested in astronomy and space travel since the Apollo coverage in the late 60s/early 70s. In all that time, manned travel to a planet, usually Mars, has always been "20 years away". Even today in 2018, I still here "within 20 years". That also goes for bases on the Moon. I have no doubt that the sheer mindboggling complexity and incredible cost of setting up a Moonbase or sending a manned mission to Mars are very serious obstacles to such projects. The Apollo missions used technology that had to remain reliable for a matter of several weeks. For a mission to Mars, that reliability has to be sustained for a year or so.
    In a hundred years we will not only have a Moon base for people to travel, but also Man would have visited Mars.
    I think something remarkable will be discovered in Physics

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  • George 1978
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    It's ironic that his namesake Mr Bean was seen coming down to earth from above in the start of the 1990s comedy episodes he appeared in.

    Alan Bean was featured in the Odd One Out round that also featured Wallace and Gromit and Barbara Cartland on Have I Got News For You - he was the odd one out because councils decided to name streets after the other people featured, but a local council (Bristol?) wouldn't name a street after Alan Bean because they said that his name was irrelevant to the local area.

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  • marc
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    Just realised my stupid error.....It should have read May 26, 2018. Sorry to everybody.

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  • staffslad
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    Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
    It would be brilliant if we could travel to other planets, which could very well support life, as here on Earth

    Apparently 'people' visit us...............


    I have been interested in astronomy and space travel since the Apollo coverage in the late 60s/early 70s. In all that time, manned travel to a planet, usually Mars, has always been "20 years away". Even today in 2018, I still here "within 20 years". That also goes for bases on the Moon. I have no doubt that the sheer mindboggling complexity and incredible cost of setting up a Moonbase or sending a manned mission to Mars are very serious obstacles to such projects. The Apollo missions used technology that had to remain reliable for a matter of several weeks. For a mission to Mars, that reliability has to be sustained for a year or so.

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  • Twocky61
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    It would be brilliant if we could travel to other planets, which could very well support life, as here on Earth

    Apparently 'people' visit us...............

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  • staffslad
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    Very sad to hear that another genuinely brave and heroic pioneer has passed away. I have enormous respect for all who venture into the most hostile environment known in order to advance our knowledge. RIP.

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  • Twocky61
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    Wasn't it 1969 the first moon landing by Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin?

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  • Moonraker
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    Sadly, the Apollo astronauts are coming to age.
    I became interested in Science because of the Moon landings.

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  • marc
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    R.I.P. Alan Bean

    Alan Bean, (March 15, 1932-May 16, 2018) the fourth man to set foot on the moon and the last survivng astronaut of Apollo 12 has passed away. The other astronauts of Apollo 12 were, Charles "Pete" Conrad (June 2, 1930-July8, 1999), and Richard Francis Gordon (October 5, 1929-November 6, 2017). Another one of my real life Heroes has now gone forever. To me, they were somebody very special.

    R.I.P. to all of them. You were all great adventurers and real Heroes.
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