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Old March 23rd 06, 08:23 PM posted to alt.battlestar-galactica,rec.arts.tv,rec.models.rockets,sci.space.history
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"Rand Simberg" wrote in message
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This is nonsense. What is your problem with giving JFK appropriate
credit for initiating the Apollo program?


My guess would be the fact that JFK did not initiate the Apollo program.
Why do you insist on revising history?


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Old March 23rd 06, 08:27 PM posted to alt.battlestar-galactica,rec.arts.tv,rec.models.rockets,sci.space.history
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All that meant was that they issued some feasibility study contracts.
NASA does this all the time with many things that never happen (in
fact, most of the time, the project fails to go forward).


It means the Apollo project existed at an earlier date than JFK would have
been in a position to initiate it, thus it means that JFK did not initiate
the Apollo project.



There would have been no moon landing unless it became national policy, in
May of
1961.


By what instrument did a moon landing become national policy in May 1961?


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"Rand Simberg" wrote in message
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President Kennedy proposed the project to the nation in May of 1961.
Had he not done that, there would have been no moon landings.


The project had been proposed in the fifties.



http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4214/ch1-3.html

"...in mid-1960 NASA announced its intention to award contracts to
study the feasibility of a manned lunar mission. The project even had
a name: Apollo. On October 25, study contracts were let to three
aerospace firms.12

NASA might conduct studies to show that man could go to the moon, and
scientists might argue that manned space flight was of doubtful value,
but Congress and the president would have to make the commitment, and
the decisive stimulus was still lacking."


And you might look up the words "initiate" and "commit" in an effort to
understand what they actually mean, but I doubt that you will. You're
posting links that indicate you're wrong and you're not even aware of it.


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"Rand Simberg" wrote in message
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http://history.nasa.gov/moondec.html

"On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special
joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending
an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade."


By what instrument was that goal made national policy?


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"Rand Simberg" wrote in message
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By what instrument is *any* goal made national policy?


I'll take that response to indicate you haven't the slightest idea.


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Not by anyone in a position to make it happen.


What is your nationality? What is your first language?


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Fix your clock. You're three hours in the future.

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Old March 23rd 06, 09:35 PM posted to alt.battlestar-galactica,rec.arts.tv,rec.models.rockets,sci.space.history
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Bob wrote:

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:14:28 -0500, "Robert J. Kolker"
wrote:


It was JFK who proposed the mission. NASA took him up on it.



You mean Congress authorized the funds...

Werner was talking about a manned landing back in the 1950s.


Without JFK's grand proposal Werner v. Braun would just be another ex
Nazi rocket scientist.

Bob Kolker

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Steven P. McNicoll wrote:

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Then who do you fantasize did?



I don't know, but I do know that NASA announced Project Apollo on July 28,
1960, when Senator JFK was busily running for president.


Not announced. Proposed. It took JFK and Congress to come up with the
money. Twentfour billion 1960s dollars to leave a foot print on the
Moon. Not a very good deal, was it?

Bob Kolker



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"Robert J. Kolker" wrote in message
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Without JFK's grand proposal Werner v. Braun would just be another ex Nazi
rocket scientist.


Geez, another one that doesn't know what "proposal" means.


 




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