Apollo-related Ps dump

11 Comments!

  1. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 9:22 pm |

    Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson to the white courtesy telephone, please

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 9:54 pm |

    Except for Von Braun and the astronauts, and a couple of high ranking NASA officials, the space program team members were pretty much anonymous. Notice I said TEAM members – there was no divide and conquer via group identity, or loners grasping for their 15 minutes of fame because they “came out”, or had a race grievance.
    The Left and their whiny bitching and trumped** up anger at the slightest trigger makes me ill.
    ** SWIDT?

  3. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted July 19, 2019 at 11:03 pm |

    Claire,
    Thanks, I didn’t know her middle names.

    There’re generations of women who manually calculated the snot out of everything until computers came along.

    In my day, almost all of those calculated tables in reference books for engineering, chemistry, and physics were ladies’ figures — calculated on the sweaty thighs of young women (Churchill’s cigar phrase, I think).

  4. Blake
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 6:39 am |

    Oh please, doncha know the moon landing were faked?

    I saw it on the intertubez and it must be true!

    (okay, yeah, I watched Neil Armstrong take his one small step. Yeah, I’m that old)

    On another note, for an excellent take down of the “moon landings were faked” nonsense see here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

  5. Posted July 20, 2019 at 8:53 am |

    Doug,

    During WWII, women math grads calculated artillery tables (as you know). Their job title was “Computer”, because that’s what they did.
    When they were shown the new electronic computer, they said it would never be able to do what they did.

    Duckduckgo for moew info, or the movie ‘Top Secret Rosies: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587359/

  6. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 9:11 am |

    …spectacular human achievement“:
    – if Armstrong were a differently-abled plus-sized muslim female transgender queer black redhead from Rwanda with the IQ of Forrest Gump.
    That would might get sufficient gushing respect from today’s MSM and Leftist airhead no-nothings with Angry Studies degrees, but only if the Saturn V and the other stages were powered by solar and wind generated electricity.

  7. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 10:07 am |

    Ooooh, the Saturn V.

    If the phallic imagery of that machine, with its 5 million pounds of thrust**, doesn’t prove that the whole Apollo thing was the patriarchy run amok and suppressing all gyno-Americans, nothing will.

    ** (I think I managed a SWIDT as well…)

  8. Claire
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 10:32 am |

    I prefer Buzz Aldrin’s response to the “moon landings were faked” *POW*SMACK*

    **LOTF nicely done
    ; >

  9. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 10:38 am |

    Claire ^
    Heeere ya go, m’dear
    Also, here was Margaret Hamilton, among others

    LotF ^^
    ISWYDT
    Assembling stages inside a gantry tower from a horizontal trailer is called erection & mating.

  10. Thunderbottom
    Posted July 20, 2019 at 6:15 pm |

    ^9., Doug M (Speak Three Names): Wow – heck of a right cross for an old guy. Seeing as there were thousands of people working for NASA and all the contractors providing the hardware and software for the space program, if this thing had been faked on a Hollywood sound stage, it would have eventually have been found out. None of these people claiming that the moon landings were faked have found anyone who actually worked on the space program to verify their absurd claims.

  11. accipiterNW
    Posted July 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm |

    And before Sputnik, the U.S. sent a steel plate* into space (ok, it may have burnt up before it got there) during one of the Operation Plumbbob experiments.

    * Apparently we’re not supposed to say ‘manhole’ cover anymore. Places like Berkely prefer ‘maintainance’ hole cover…. What the hell! Here’s to the August 27, 1957 launch and a big shout out to all the manhole covers out there keeping people in blue cities like mine safe from commie turds!