Astronaut will visit space museum

Oct 9, 2012 Full story: Alamogordo Daily News 20

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the last manned flight to the moon, one of the astronauts who stepped on the lunar surface and the widow of another will entertain at a gala fundraising dinner.

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Wow

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Oct 9, 2012
I didn't know NASA astronauts could use their position so others could provide access and raise money for private entities.
UYF

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Oct 9, 2012
Wow wrote:
I didn't know NASA astronauts could use their position so others could provide access and raise money for private entities.
Why not? Do you make up all the rules?
Wow

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Oct 9, 2012
UYF wrote:
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Why not? Do you make up all the rules?
No, NASA.
Well guess what

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Oct 9, 2012
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>
No, NASA.
He is a FORMER astronaut, no longer drawing a NASA paycheck.
fact checker

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Oct 9, 2012
No man stepped their foot on the lunar surface and that is a FACT.
Wait a minute

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Oct 9, 2012
fact checker wrote:
No man stepped their foot on the lunar surface and that is a FACT.
You are a moron. There is undisputed proof. Check that tinfoil hat of yours.
fact checker

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Oct 9, 2012
You are an idiot FROM Alamogordo that has no business confronting an intellectual statement. Now I have soundly defeated you with your own brand of debate. Good day sir
Wait a minute

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Oct 9, 2012
fact checker wrote:
You are an idiot FROM Alamogordo that has no business confronting an intellectual statement. Now I have soundly defeated you with your own brand of debate. Good day sir
It looks like you also hail from the city of Fat Cottonwood moron. Your statement disputing the moon landing shows how stupid you really are.
Run along, you have been pawned.
More to the eye

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Oct 9, 2012
Wow wrote:
I didn't know NASA astronauts could use their position so others could provide access and raise money for private entities.
Jack Schmidt is also a former NM legislator. Former astronauts do have lives beyond space. It's nice that he will help the support arm of the museum.
fact checker

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Oct 9, 2012
That is not how it works my fine sir of mullet town usa. You had been defeated with one swift kick in the tooth. You cannot come back after defeat with pawned. In addition, the correct wordage would be pwned. That title you may now claim for yourself. Good day sir.
Newsflash

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Oct 10, 2012
Fact checker is a troll, ignore her
Jim

Belleville, IL

#13 Oct 19, 2012
I met Harrison Schmidt when I was a little kid, right after he got back to the moon. He was an inspiration for me to succeed in school and life. He was a geologist when he went to the moon. I can't believe how dumb some of the people on this site really are. What would make you think he is profiting by making an appearance at a museum?
Wow to You

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Oct 19, 2012
Wow wrote:
I didn't know NASA astronauts could use their position so others could provide access and raise money for private entities.
What "private entities" are you talking about? Did you even read the article? The fund raiser will benefit the "International Space Hall of Fame Foundation and the Ronald E. Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund for the New Mexico Space Academy". Neither is a "private" entity. Do you even know what "private" means?
Wow to You

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Oct 19, 2012
"fact checker" was just TRYING to be funny, but he failed miserably. True, no man has ever set down his bare foot on the moon, but that's just splitting hairs.
Steve Gilliam

Smyrna, DE

#16 Oct 21, 2012
No man has ever set foot on the moon. The Van Allen Radiation Belts prevented that trip. Neil Armstrong, in the only interview he granted or agreed to after travelling somewhere into space (likely a spot only 270 miles above the earth), answered a question and said he didn't recall seeing any stars when he was supposedly on the surface of the moon. While saying that Armstrong turned to Buzz Aldrin who was seated to his left. Aldrin then added: "I don't recall seeing any stars either." With no atmosphere around the moon, the sky above the astronauts would have looked like New York City's Times Square at night but tenfold. I don't believe any stars shown in any of the photographs supposedly taken from the moon's surface.

Also, did the moon shift or something, turn counter clockwise in the sky? It looks different.
Fact Checker

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Oct 21, 2012
The moon landing was played out in Disney Studios. Its common knowledge.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Oct 21, 2012
Fact Checker wrote:
The moon landing was played out in Disney Studios. Its common knowledge.
LOL! And you still believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Clause! LOL!
Really

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Oct 21, 2012
Steve Gilliam wrote:
No man has ever set foot on the moon. The Van Allen Radiation Belts prevented that trip. Neil Armstrong, in the only interview he granted or agreed to after travelling somewhere into space (likely a spot only 270 miles above the earth), answered a question and said he didn't recall seeing any stars when he was supposedly on the surface of the moon. While saying that Armstrong turned to Buzz Aldrin who was seated to his left. Aldrin then added: "I don't recall seeing any stars either." With no atmosphere around the moon, the sky above the astronauts would have looked like New York City's Times Square at night but tenfold. I don't believe any stars shown in any of the photographs supposedly taken from the moon's surface.
Also, did the moon shift or something, turn counter clockwise in the sky? It looks different.
Please adjust your tinfoil hat.
Just the facts

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Oct 21, 2012
Steve Gilliam wrote:
No man has ever set foot on the moon. The Van Allen Radiation Belts prevented that trip. Neil Armstrong, in the only interview he granted or agreed to after travelling somewhere into space (likely a spot only 270 miles above the earth), answered a question and said he didn't recall seeing any stars when he was supposedly on the surface of the moon. While saying that Armstrong turned to Buzz Aldrin who was seated to his left. Aldrin then added: "I don't recall seeing any stars either." With no atmosphere around the moon, the sky above the astronauts would have looked like New York City's Times Square at night but tenfold. I don't believe any stars shown in any of the photographs supposedly taken from the moon's surface.
Also, did the moon shift or something, turn counter clockwise in the sky? It looks different.
The stars are there and the astronauts can see them if they look away from the sun. The reason that the stars do not show up on the film is that the stars are so dim that the camera cannot gather enough of their light in a short exposure. Our eyes are a lot more sensitive to light than photographic film. A good example of this is when we take a picture with a camera that is back lighted. The photographer can plainly see the features and colors of the object(usually a relative), but when the picture is developed, only the shadow outline can be seen of the person without any features.

Any picture that you may see of stars are from time-lapse photos. To take a time-lapse photo of the stars, the shutter must be left open on the camera in order for the lens to focus enough light on the film for the image to show up. Longer times allow more photons to enter the camera and record the image. The image is built over time from the total number of photons striking the film. The dimmer the object, the longer the film must be exposed because there are fewer photons per unit of time reaching the camera than for a brighter object. The brightness of an object is directly related to the number of photons that reach a recording device such as your eye or a camera. For example, to get a decent photo of the full moon, the shutter should be open for about a second or two. To record the image of a star, the shutter must be open from several minutes to several hours in order for enough photons to hit the film and make an image. Some of the spectacular photos that are made by the large telescopes, which col As for the pictures of the astronauts, the sunlight reflecting off of them is so bright that the shutter speed of the camera has to be a fraction of a second. If the exposure was longer, the film would absorb to many photons from the astronauts and they would become 'washed out' and appear as a featureless form of white, the opposite of the underexposed 'shadow'.
Just the facts

Alamogordo, NM

#21 Oct 21, 2012
Fact Checker wrote:
The moon landing was played out in Disney Studios. Its common knowledge.
Mythbusters proved your theory wrong.

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