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Neil Armstrong was supposed to be asleep. The moonwalking was done. The moon rocks were stowed away. His ship was ready for departure. In just a few hours, the Eagle's ascent module would blast off the Moon, something no ship had ever done before, and Neil needed his wits about him. He curled up on the Eagle's engine cover and closed his eyes.

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I remember watching that back in 1969...it held so much promise for
the future and what was to come of space exploration.

don't know what happened...everything seems to have gone downhill
from that historical moment in time.

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Maybe it never really happened....

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that's what my 75 yr old grandmother said at the time...she honestly
believed it was a staged event at the tv station with actors and a picture
of the moon.

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I remember that night too. I stayed up all night watching the coverage. Years later when we took the kids to Cape Kennedy we were given a tour of that very same control room with all of the outdated equipment. My sons could not understand the awe I had for that room until I explained just what they did with all of that ancient equipment and the effect it had on people like me who joined the sciences to continue what was started.

I truly expected more to have been done with the space program, but too much had to be diverted to other things such as wars and strife ...

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Wayne...what field of science are you in?

I love science..it was always my top subject in school, actually
became a physics major in college but couldn't handle the calculus.. :oops: then dropped out to become a hippie.

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Wayne...what field of science are you in?

I love science..it was always my top subject in school, actually
became a physics major in college but couldn't handle the calculus.. :oops: then dropped out to become a hippie.


I majored in Chemical Engineering back in the day and I now have an environmental laboratory that specializes in the analysis of air samples for compliance monitoring. We see samples from sources such as landfills, automobile painting facilities, printing, metal coating, incinerators, and every manner of control device.

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
denni50 wrote:
Wayne...what field of science are you in?

I love science..it was always my top subject in school, actually
became a physics major in college but couldn't handle the calculus.. :oops: then dropped out to become a hippie.


I majored in Chemical Engineering back in the day and I now have an environmental laboratory that specializes in the analysis of air samples for compliance monitoring. We see samples from sources such as landfills, automobile painting facilities, printing, metal coating, incinerators, and every manner of control device.


Air samples? How are those collected?

I have this image in my head of some guy standing on a heap of trash with a ziplock bag trying to seal some air in it. :lol:

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Archer wrote:
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denni50 wrote:
Wayne...what field of science are you in?

I love science..it was always my top subject in school, actually
became a physics major in college but couldn't handle the calculus.. :oops: then dropped out to become a hippie.


I majored in Chemical Engineering back in the day and I now have an environmental laboratory that specializes in the analysis of air samples for compliance monitoring. We see samples from sources such as landfills, automobile painting facilities, printing, metal coating, incinerators, and every manner of control device.


Air samples? How are those collected?

I have this image in my head of some guy standing on a heap of trash with a ziplock bag trying to seal some air in it. :lol:


Close, but not quite. We use canisters that are evacuated so the vacuum pulls in the air sample, but there are those who use a bag that is filled by placing it in a box and evacuating the air from around the bag. The box is called a "lungbox" because it mimics the action of our bodies filling our lungs. There are also sorbent cartridges that use pumps to draw air into them for other specialty analyses.

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
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Wayne Stollings wrote:
denni50 wrote:
Wayne...what field of science are you in?

I love science..it was always my top subject in school, actually
became a physics major in college but couldn't handle the calculus.. :oops: then dropped out to become a hippie.


I majored in Chemical Engineering back in the day and I now have an environmental laboratory that specializes in the analysis of air samples for compliance monitoring. We see samples from sources such as landfills, automobile painting facilities, printing, metal coating, incinerators, and every manner of control device.


Air samples? How are those collected?

I have this image in my head of some guy standing on a heap of trash with a ziplock bag trying to seal some air in it. :lol:


Close, but not quite. We use canisters that are evacuated so the vacuum pulls in the air sample, but there are those who use a bag that is filled by placing it in a box and evacuating the air from around the bag. The box is called a "lungbox" because it mimics the action of our bodies filling our lungs. There are also sorbent cartridges that use pumps to draw air into them for other specialty analyses.


Makes sense. I figured you had some sort of contraption like that.

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They never did find that darn rabbit in the moon did they? :D

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They never did find that darn rabbit in the moon did they? :D


It it the MAN in the moon and he is still hiding to get some peace a quiet away from women ... :lol: :lol:

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
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They never did find that darn rabbit in the moon did they? :D


It it the MAN in the moon and he is still hiding to get some peace a quiet away from women ... :lol: :lol:


I never saw the man in the moon.. but I'm able to make out the rabbit in the moon, so I'm going to go with the Chinese on this one. :D

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Wayne Stollings wrote:
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They never did find that darn rabbit in the moon did they? :D


It it the MAN in the moon and he is still hiding to get some peace a quiet away from women ... :lol: :lol:


I bet he smiles while he's in his womanless sanctuary.

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Archer wrote:
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They never did find that darn rabbit in the moon did they? :D


It it the MAN in the moon and he is still hiding to get some peace a quiet away from women ... :lol: :lol:


I bet he smiles while he's in his womanless sanctuary.


I forget which culture it was but the moon is a woman hiding from the sun who is a man. :D :lol:

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