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I've got so many moments I can point to that featured something about space absolutely blowing me away. However, my favourite absolutely has to be my trip to the Kennedy Space Centre when I was a child. The thing I cannot forget was staring at the life-size model of the Explorer. I'd watched so many of these things take off on TV and just being in the presence of a MODEL stupefied me. Those things are massive!


Sadly, I didn't take this picture (can't find any photos from that time!). Thanks Wikipedia!

How about you? I'm curious what the rest of the community's favourite space memory is! :D
driving to florida to watch a shuttle launch in 82 with my grandfather and seeing him with his arm spread out (flying in for a landing at the runway) and feeling the "rumble in my bones at 5 miles away"
 
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My favorite space moment was when Apollo landed on the Moon in 1969. I was in the Army and stationed in Korea . The Army gave us the day off and we watched the events on live tv . It was fantastic .
 

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Favorite was getting to see a shuttle being ferried across the country when it landed at Fort Hood, Texas (~98). It was amazing how small it looked on the back of the modified 747.
 
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I was born in 60 so I have a LOT of memories of the race to the moon. My first memory at this question was all the crappy astronaut food they sold. The tang was okay but they sold these pretty bad sticks shaped like slim Jim's but shorter. The peanut butter ones were horrible but we didn't care because we were eating like the astronauts!
The dehydrated ice cream was the bomb.
 
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OK not real space, but sci fi. I noted the marked improvement in the TV show "Star Trek - Voyager" when actress Jeri Ryan joined the cast as "7 of 9". I found the sci fi blending of humans and machines a foreshadowing of our future. Ms. Ryan added needed "oxygen" to the show and projected what the direction of technological AI now seems to be headed.
 
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I was 7 years old when I saw Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the Moon, and I'll never forget that wonderful night.
 
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I posted my favorite space memory about my trip to a American Institute of Electrical Engineers conference on Space Manufacturing Facilities at L5 with Gerard K. O'Neill and a bunch of genuine rocket scientists. It's a long story but I'll just say we got in by accident because my friends were taking an astronomy class at Adler planetarium through the Chicago park district. Their instructor was going and gave them applications. In the Affiliation field my friend put Adler planetarium. We thought it was a kind of Star Trek convention. They turned away 80 people from Boeing.
 
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I've got so many moments I can point to that featured something about space absolutely blowing me away. However, my favourite absolutely has to be my trip to the Kennedy Space Centre when I was a child. The thing I cannot forget was staring at the life-size model of the Explorer. I'd watched so many of these things take off on TV and just being in the presence of a MODEL stupefied me. Those things are massive!


Sadly, I didn't take this picture (can't find any photos from that time!). Thanks Wikipedia!

How about you? I'm curious what the rest of the community's favourite space memory is! :D

Purdue University grad (go Boilers) Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. I saw it in 69, when my second grade teacher (Mrs. White) brought in her portable, 19" black & white tv in to class that day, so all could see history unfold. I predict an American woman will be the first (in this dimension) person to set foot on Mars. Why not?

Thank you Mrs. White (live long & prosper)

Ancient One
 
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Picture of Mars were so exciting but I personally think we never got to see them all
..., & we'll probably never see them all. Wouldn't sting so much, if our tax dollars weren't being spent to lie to us, so big, often & leisurely. They take us for granted, while taking our tax dollars. One day, the worm will turn, as the wheel completes it's cycle.
 

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A different, more philosophical memory, When I worked out the extension of the flatlander analogy and applied the difference as seen by an observer of (n + 1) dimensions. How this persective affected expansion of a Universe of n dimensions from the (n + 1) perspective. How mass and energy could be viewed from flatlander to perspective of (n + 1) dimensional observer. Sorry if it sounds a little abstruse, but it was really exciting to see how it made questions like "edge of the Universe" become child's play.

Cat :)
 
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The actual, ability of the average person/person's
Going to space? Non- professional, just regular
at a reasonable price non- astronomical, sell your
Life insurance to finance, No!! Possibly eventually
Real interplanetary travel, maybe?
 

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" sell your Life insurance to finance,"

Perhaps they did not think to exclude space travel when you took out your policy, but any transfer via a professional legal medium would probably affect the value. Maybe this situation is so unusual that they haven't thought of it yet.

Cat :)
 
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I was born in 60 so I have a LOT of memories of the race to the moon. My first memory at this question was all the crappy astronaut food they sold. The tang was okay but they sold these pretty bad sticks shaped like slim Jim's but shorter. The peanut butter ones were horrible but we didn't care because we were eating like the astronauts!
Yes, I remember those , forgot what other flavors
they had, but did eat a few boxes
 
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For me it would have to be getting up early in the morning ,or as my mom would say "the crack of dawn" to watch the early space launches on our black & white TV I was in kindergarten when Alan Shepard first launched into space so I sort of grew up with the space program
 
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My greatest space memory is yet to come, I guarantee it.

I have just started KASP[Kiel(Wisconsin) Area Space Program], and so far it is just a group of 13 middle school, soon-to-be high school, students. We have the ultimate goal of launching a CubeSat, and are just getting started. I am the leader of KASP.

So far, my greatest space memory is when I received NASA's 2021 goals newsletter. I watched the video, and it mentioned CubeSats, which is what got me started.
 
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"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Watched it live on a black and white TV sitting next to my dad on the sofa. I was almost 6.
 
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