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Old 09-15-2010, 04:26 PM   #41
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Andy, don't you mean "Ride, Captain, ride, upon your mystery ship..."
Or were you thinking "Mustang Sally"
Duh!! Must'a got 'em mixed up. Getting old sure sucks!



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Old 09-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #42
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Who was the last American to fly into space alone?
I won't say, because it happened 10 days before my birthday the year I graduated from high school. It also had something to do with an UFO sighting. Heh Heh....



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Old 09-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #43
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I won't say, because it happened 10 days before my birthday the year I graduated from high school. It also had something to do with an UFO sighting. Heh Heh....
Let's rephrase the question: "Who was the last American to fly into space, in a spacecraft of US/earthly origin, without the benefit of HUMAN companionship on the flight?"
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:31 PM   #44
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Pretty sure it wasn't James Tiberius Kirk.

just sayin..............
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Mike Melvill flew the ship called Space Ship One it was designed by Burt Rutan. Melvill reached 100 kilometers or 62.14 miles.
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Carson? Or someone with a name close to that?


ARGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:07 PM   #47
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Gus Grissom referred to this guy as "Hot Dog"
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:04 PM   #48
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How about Shepherd?
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How about Shepherd?
Nope. Shepard was our first "man in space"...a sub orbital 15 minute flight.
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth.

But the astronaut in question was one of the Mercury seven.

So the first three were Shepard, Grissom and Glenn. Shirra didn't fly a Mercury Mission. That leaves....
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Cooper?
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Cooper?
Yes!! Gordon Cooper, 21 orbits.

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Bell!! Not Ma bell either. But Bell aircraft.

Although my last guess for the last american to go into space solo was technically correct. Space is officially described as 100 kilometers or 62 miles in altitude. Not only did Mike Melvill the last american to go solo into space, but he returned to space two weeks later to win the Ansari X Prize. Of course they spent almost 100 million to win 10 million.

His first trip was June 21, 2004, thus becoming the first commercial astronaut and the 434th person to go into space and the first to earn an FAA issued Commercial Astronaut's badge.

I think what amazes me is this isn't as attention getting as the early space race, and should be.
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Bell!! Not Ma bell either. But Bell aircraft.
Agreed.

Since it was the "Bell X-1" it could only be Bell..

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Although my last guess for the last american to go into space solo was technically correct. Space is officially described as 100 kilometers or 62 miles in altitude. Not only did Mike Melvill the last american to go solo into space, but he returned to space two weeks later to win the Ansari X Prize. Of course they spent almost 100 million to win 10 million.

His first trip was June 21, 2004, thus becoming the first commercial astronaut and the 434th person to go into space and the first to earn an FAA issued Commercial Astronaut's badge.

I think what amazes me is this isn't as attention getting as the early space race, and should be.
Technically yes but I think Wade is more into the NASA/Gov sponsored stuff.

I agree with the current commercial stuff not getting the attention it should. It probably has a LOT to do with other current events but if it was hyped up enough it just might take folks' minds off of other things.
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Yes!! Gordon Cooper, 21 orbits.
He was the one who reported seeing a UFO.



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Bell!! Not Ma bell either. But Bell aircraft.
Bell Aircraft in the Bell X-1A is correct!

Next Question:

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr was the second man to walk on the moon. Who gave him the moniker "Buzz" ? Why?

Hint: Don't over think this one...it's just too simple.
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Cause he had a way cool hair cut.
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Cause he had a way cool hair cut.
Not THAT simple...
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This may not be as 'easy' as you say Wade.



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This may not be as 'easy' as you say Wade.
I didn't say "easy" I said "simple"
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Simple...........

Ok. Since he was a pilot he would "buzz" the airstrip.

That's a simple answer. Prolly not correct but simple.
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