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20-02-2012, 17:29   #1
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It’s been 50 years since John Glenn circled the Earth

Lots of photos here in this article......


http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012...led-the-earth/
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21-02-2012, 12:40   #2
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Lots of photos here in this article......


http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012...led-the-earth/
Hard to imagine it has been 50 years, so much has happened in the Space programme since, Apollo, Skylab, ASTP, Shuttle, ISS, International cooperation, Chinese emergence into human flight. I wonder what the next generation will look back at on the 100th anniversary, will we have moved on any further? will we have returned to the Moon, stepped on Mars?
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heres an Origanal Newsreel of the time Enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY87R...layer_embedded
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that was brilliant Jake1-thanks for putting it up.
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that was brilliant Jake1-thanks for putting it up.
Nice lil bit o' Nostalgia
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25-02-2012, 03:27   #6
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That newsreel seems like it's out of the 1940's lol. But just think-just a few years later (7?) a man was on the moon! That seems impossible............What an amazing feat of drive and technology. How can we now stand still?
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That newsreel seems like it's out of the 1940's lol. But just think-just a few years later (7?) a man was on the moon! That seems impossible............What an amazing feat of drive and technology. How can we now stand still?
We are a lucky generation. Who knows how far we will go.
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We are a lucky generation. Who knows how far we will go.
Well in terms of manned flight, nowhere beyond Earth orbit in the past 40 years (Apollo 17, 1972).
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