USC Trojans This & That — 7/20

It’s been 50 years ago today since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil A. Armstrong walked on the moon. In 1970 he completed his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at  USC.

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Old_Trojans_never_die
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Neil Armstrong was also an Eagle Scout. I was at the 7th national Jamboree in Idaho with a troop from San Gabriel Valley. I remember being herded to a field where a sound system had been rigged up for a message from the moon to the Boy Scouts. I still have the little flag we were given to wave while we waited. American Astronauts made this dangerous mission look so easy that America soon lost interest. By the time the last lunar mission came and went coverage was not nearly as exciting. But all the advancement we have made because… Read more »

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Watching PBS this past week in showing the effort going into walking on the moon, I was surprised that of the 3-astronaults on Apollo 11, Armstrong had the least number of hours in space by far. But he was the one astronault everyone felt if something went wrong during the space flight, he would get the team back to earth.

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I was 11 years old. My brother and I watched it together. I am not sure I appreciated the culmination of the effort then as much as I do now–nor the risk the crew took getting on top of that giant rocket. and I just heard this week that if Armstrong hadn’t landed the LM by hand (I was aware that he did that), the LM could have tipped over on it’s side and by the time NASA got a rescue mission to the moon, Aldrin and Armstrong would be dead…. So Neil had finished his Masters in Aerospace Engineering… Read more »

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I was 14 in July 1969 and was amazed at what Neil Armstrong did. I was in Jr. High at the time, and a lot of us kids aspired to be astronauts. I remember “Tang” and “Astro Bars” which became popular at that time. Fight On Neil Armstrong and may you Rest in Peace!

Old_Trojans_never_die
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Tang was good but I never got the idea of freeze dried ice cream. It was sorta like chocolate flavored Styrofoam.