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    Re: It's Moon-landing Monday
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Jul 21, 00:36 -0700

    Lu you wrote:
    "Oil?!!!   Don't you remember "Destination Moon," the 1950 granddaddy of
    all heavy-on-the-science science fiction movies where the communications
    antennas won't deploy and the rookie astronaut says "gee, I don't know
    why, I greased them all up" and the mission commander has to explain
    that in space the grease turns to glue right before having to go on a
    perilous spacewalk to free them up?"
    
    Why, yes, I do indeed remember. I pulled out my DVD and watched it not 24 
    hours earlier. :-) In fact, the primitive technology imagined in that movie 
    was part of what got me thinking about "Buck Bowditch in the 25th Century". 
    The other inspiration was the mention of that early space nav study by Weems 
    et al. which quickly turned out to be irrelevant, though still interesting.
    
    Good catch though! I was wondering if anyone would gum up their sextant in 
    space in this game. Of course, we don't necessarily have to take the sextant 
    outside the spacecraft. Or do we??
    
    -FER
    
    
    
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