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Re: Two Anniversaries This Week - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 19:36:56 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 12:23:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Two Anniversaries This Week - Balaskas


 >From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 09:47:57 +0100
 >Subject: Two Anniversaries This Week

 >Morning All

 >I don't know how may of you you noticed, but two anniversaries
 >happened this week.

 >On June 5th 1969 Neil Armstrong put his best foot forward, and
 >was the first man to step onto the moon.

 >On June 4th 1977 the first interstellar craft where launched,
 >Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 hit the skies.

<snip>

Good day Sean!

Missed anniversaries? Oh yeah...

Maybe you should have had that cup of coffee first after you
woke up and before you started to press the keys on your
computer.

For the record, the day you wrote your e-mail to UFO UpDates was
my birthday, but that is okay if you forgot.  ;o)

Apollo 11 blasted off to the Moon on July 17 (I remember since
that is my younger sister's birthday) and Neil did not place his
foot on the Moon until July 20 (not June 5), 1969.

As for the two spacecraft you mentioned, Voyager 2 was launched
on August 20 (I remember this too since that is my older
sister's birthday) and Voyager 1 was launched a few days later
on September 5 (not June 4), 1977.

Finally, Pioneer 10 (launched March 2, 1972) and Pioneer 11
(launched April 5, 1973) preceeded the launch of the two Voyager
spacecraft and, although not as fast as them, were the first
"interstellar" spacecraft launched from Earth (at least in
modern times...).


Nick Balaskas




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