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  • "Why, is it some kind of anniversary?"
  • "Why did you cry when you read me the 'In Case of Moon Disaster' speech?"
  • "Oh, is that where 'The Eagle has landed' comes from? Because that's like a catchphrase, right?"
  • "Is that [The guy who said 'one giant leap for mankind'] Buzz Aldrin?"
  • "Is that how they named Buzz Lightyear?"
Mind you, I was -5 years old at the time, but still!

Date: 2009-07-20 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So Jodi is not a science history geek. (I'm sure there are holes in your history knowledge in some area or other.) Help inform her.

Date: 2009-07-20 11:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-07-21 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ximinez
Teaching moment!

Date: 2009-07-21 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still love her.

Date: 2009-07-22 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It horrifies me that the greatest engineering achievement in all of history is completely lost on so many people, even though it happened within living memory. It's not a science thing. It's not a geek thing. It's a pivotal moment that stands apart from all of human history and informs who we are as a species and what we're capable of.

As others have noted however, it's also a great opportunity for you to educate. BTW, even though it's a dramatization, the HBO series From The Earth To The Moon does a better job of conveying both the overall facts and the magnitude of the race to the moon than any other treatment of the subject I've seen (and I've watched/read a lot!). IMHO, the entire series should be required viewing in schools. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it. If you have, I recommend lending a copy to someone who hasn't.

Date: 2009-07-22 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bother. It's not owned by any library I have free access to, and Forsyth charges $30 for a card. I'll have to wait.

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