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Sex on the MoonSex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History is a non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich, author of New York Times Best Seller Bringing Down the House and of The Accidental Billionaires. It describes the theft and attempted sale of lunar samples plus a Martian meteorite from a vault at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center by a cooperative education student assisted by another co-op, an intern, plus an acquaintance.
The story follows Thad Ryan Roberts, a University of Utah student and high-achieving NASA co-op in Houston, dreaming of doing great things such as becoming an astronaut, his love interest Rebecca (Tiffany Fowler) and his accomplices Sandra (Shae Saur) and Gordon Sean McWhorter. In 2002, the group stole lunar samples from Building 31, made love on a bed covered by the precious stones, were arrested by the FBI during a sting operation in Orlando, and sentenced.
At a book signing at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts on July 16, 2012, Mezrich stated that a film adaptation of it is in the works, to be written and directed by Will Gluck.
On July 20, 1969, Commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind", were televised to Earth and heard by millions. But just before he reentered the Lander he made the enigmatic remark, "Good luck Mr. Gorsky." Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.
Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.
On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question. In 1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Sex! you want sex?, you'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
Oh and of course it was the Germans who invented rocket science and if not for them America would still be in the dark ages ---sickly cold feeling German imbued sarcasm on. Hahahaha!
But kidding ab0ut the German scientist contribution to rocket science aside , apparently he was awash in humility upon "getting back down to earth" and never understood the fixation with his great quote regarding one small step for a man", later instead remarking how he guesses everyone would like to be noticed for a fireworks event rather than the daily ledger of their work.
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Harper’s enthusiasm for the North a very familiar refrain
"Yes, see the north, feel the north, BE the north. Its cold up there."
I think the most interesting and laudable and significant discoveries of this new era wll be made by the comparitive discoveries of earth science melded with astronomy and space exploration.
You dont need a science degree to realize that, only a brain. Sure, people credit a mathematician and physicist named Sir Isaac Newton with "discovering" a force field called "gravity"-,...BUT, how likely is it that other lesser important and unknowns, everyone from shop keepers to farmers also had the very same thought in their minds. Thus, he became the first person to extropolate the idea of gravity and use the words to encapsulate and deliver the idea.Words my friends-,...words! :)
The "Original Thought Theory" states that anything anyone can ever say, has already been said by someone else.(credited to UberFacts @UberFacts)
One giant loss for mankind. RIP. (credited to Tom Merritt @acedtect)
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Do you want to go to the moon? -
Ralph: What ever happened to the sweet, unspoiled girl I married before? What ever happened to that girl, Alice? Do you remember what you said to me before we got married? "Ralph, I'd be happy to live in a tent with you."
Alice: I'm still willing. I think it would be an improvement.
Ralph: Do you wanna go to the moon? Do you wanna go to the moon?!
Alice: That would be an improvement, too.
Interesting slices of American pop history and touchtone generational moments, Honeymooners ran throughout the first half of the 50's.
The Honeymooners was one of the first U.S. television shows to portray working-class married couples in a grittier non-idyllic manner living in a run down Brooklyn apartment complex
The Honeymooners was the embodiment of working-class masculinity in the character of Ralph Kramden, and postwar ideals in American society regarding work, housing, consumerism, and consumer satisfaction. The series demonstrated visually the burdens of material obligations and participation in consumer culture, as well as the common use of threats of domestic violence in working class households.
My how things change don't they? MAN really did go the moon and took a step, and subsequently all of mankind over the next 50 years made a great leap over the decades in overcoming the threat of a domestic goddess on their livelihoods and pride.