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Postby LeL » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:41 pm

How did Neil and Buzz get home when the "Eagle" Lunar Lander never left the moon? :lol: :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Movie Magic

Postby Capt.Failure » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:05 am

How did everyone know that Caine's last words were "Rosebud" when no one was in the room with him?

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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:13 pm

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The first episode of Futurama has Fry and Leela taking shelter in the Eagle lander ascent stage, which of course had actually lifted off the moon w/ Armstrong and Aldrin. On a wall inside the lander there's a plaque you can see in a couple shots that says, "Lander returned to this site by the Historical Sticklers Society." :lol:
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Re: Movie Magic

Postby dinogeist » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:32 am

LeL wrote:How did Neil and Buzz get home when the "Eagle" Lunar Lander never left the moon? :lol: :APPLAUSE:


according to nasa documents,books & science channels. they wanted the rocket/space ship to be as light as possible so it could lift off the moon afterwards.

the first rocket/space ship that went to the moon was composed of 3 parts. as soon as the rocket was in the moons atmosphere above the moon. the front part of the rocket seperated from the back half. the back half stayed in the moon's atmosphere. while the front part of the rocket went to the moon.

once the front part of the rocket was on the moon. when it was ready to leave the moon & head home. the front part of the rocket that was on the moon,seperated in half again. the bottom part of the rocket stayed on the moon. the bottom part stayed on the moon to reduce the weight for the lift off of the rocket into space. this was done to also save fuel.

while the top part of the rocket lifted off & went into the moons atmosphere to link back up with the back part of the rocket already in the moons atmosphere.

once the astronauts were aboard the rocket & went to the back part of the rocket. to reduce weight,save fuel & gain speed home to earth. the front tip of the rocket was released again with no passegeners on board & got discarded in space or fell to the moon.
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Re: Movie Magic

Postby Pontimax 01 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:42 pm

^ The OP is referencing the scene from the movie that shows an intact crew compartment still sitting on the lower portion of the lander, which should be the only part still on the moon if they indeed ever left the moon.

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