Trip to the moon - expense report

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  1. jbarrass

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    Interesting article. Buzz Aldrin had to fill out an expense report and a customs form when he came back from the moon. He recently posted copies. Article Here

    Kinda interesting....
     
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    That has been mentioned (long ago) in some book, the title of which escapes me.


    Grumman submitted a towing bill to North American for hauling the Apollo 13 CM home....
     
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    The way I heard that was the bill was for the man hours spent on the CO2 filter mods and other support calculations and such that no one had ever made before. Remember, the contractors were representative in all these rooms.
     
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    What about the film crew, studio time, lighting equipment, photographers, etc?
     
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    Besides,my here is not one astronomer looking at the back side of the moon.
     
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    That's where Santa Clause Lives...
     
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    Umm, are you kidding?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Prospector

    The PI is Alan Binder. He's a "planetary scientist," NASA-speak for an astronomer who studies solar system objects.

    That's just one example. There are dozens of missions, each with its staff of astronomers.

    Oh, and here's a picture of the "back side" from some other nonexistent astronomers working on LRO:
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    You posted this to the wrong thread.
     
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    The lunar prospector has put some interesting pictures up with some interesting anomalies on them.
     
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    Jumping from anomalies to aliens is not a rational thought process.

    That vertical line in the image I posted is not real, for instance.

    So, do you have any more gems for us, or should we just be happy that a few hundred of my colleagues don't exist?
     
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    Vertical line on the back of the moon. You can't explain that! :rolleyes:
     
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    Outstanding. FTW!
     
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    No, he is a geologist, not an astronomer.
     
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    do astronomers ignore planets and other such objects?
     
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    We observe planets on a regular basis. Most recently, we observed an occultation of Pluto. Saturn and Titan are frequent targets.
     
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    If you want to draw a distinction, go ahead.

    Most of us in the field don't give a rat's posterior whether Pluto is a "planet" or not. Or Ceres or Titan, for that matter.

    It's a poorly understood rocky ball with an atmosphere. You can call it whatever you want, but we'll study it anyway.

    And, for your edification, IAU calls it a dwarf planet.

    And astronomers deal regularly with an army of "minor planets," most of them asteroids.
     
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    Didn't Ralph Kramden discuss a cheaper way to travel to the moon in the 50s..??
     
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    "Bang......Zoom!!!" Can you see that on tv today? lol!
     
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    My tongue was firmly in cheek when I wrote that comment :)
    As someone who's seen Pluto with my own eyes when it was still a planet, in my opinion it should still be one!