Re: This quarter's Trival Trivia! Ya'll Come and Play!
Nathan Brindle (NBRINDLE@INDYCMS.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Jul 1994 10:53:52 EST
On Wed, 20 Jul 1994 09:52:14 CST Settummanque, the blackeagle said:
>1. Name the flight name and number that this historic event occured
>through (I'll give you Apollo....). When did they land on the moon
>(July ?? of what year)?
July 20, 1969. Apollo 11.
>2. Name the three astronauts (last names are fine) that took off from
>the Cape to perform this mission.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
>3. Name something that ALL THREE men had in common besides being
>married, all being military folk, and all doing this for the first
>time (or did they all?). One of the astronauts was NOT in the
>military presently. Whom was he?
I assume they were all scouts. :) Neil Armstrong was a retired
>4. Name the "LM", the name they gave the Lunar Module. What is the
>significance of this name?
The Eagle. In everything I ever read on the subject, Columbia and
Eagle were expressions of patriotism. However, this could be a gimme
for question 3. Were they all Eagle scouts? Huh? :)
>5. Our collective hearts was relieved when we heard some rather
>historic words (not the "One step for man..." thing...something that
>everyone in the WORLD stopped to hear from mission control). What was
"Tranquility Base here...the Eagle has landed."
>6. Do you remember what one of the Astronauts did after he planted
>the American flag on the moon?
Sure, he saluted it. :)
>7. There was something rather significant that they left behind on
>the Moon. It's still there, besides the hardware which was left
>behind. What is it and who planted it there?
One assumes it was an Eagle medal or patch...but they also left
shoulder patches for each of the astronauts and cosmonauts who
had died during the space race...Seems to me it was Kamarov,
the two Gemini astronauts who died in a plane crash, and the
three Apollo 1 astronauts.
>8. The BSA created a new Merit Badge to recognize America's interest
>in the "space race". What is it called?
>9. In 1970, the BSA created yet two more new Merit badges, one which
>was later required for Eagle, Communications. This Merit Badge
>orignially had what item centered on the badge? It was changed in
>1974. How did the BSA go about changing it and why was this
Duh...ya got me.
>10. The BSA also was hosting a National Scout Jamboree someplace.
>Where did that event occur and what's the significance of that
>Jamboree as far as the Apollo moon mission is concerned?
It was at Farragut Park in Idaho, but otherwise I'm stumped.
>11. _Boys_Life_, the BSA magazine, ran ads from patch companies and
>retailers that sold the Apollo "uniform patch". The BSA asked for and
>received permission to copy one element of the patch and uses it now
>in connection with a National program emphasis. What is it?
>(btw, the Apollo patch became the BSA's first real "tradable item"
>during the 1969 National Scout Jamboree).
Could that be the eliptical orbit of the spacecraft? This rings
a definite bell with me but I can't get it out of my memory...
BTW, we had an Apollo Patrol in my troop that used the Apollo 8
patch for their patrol patch....:)
>12. (last question). What are TWO of the three Astronauts doing now
>as far as Scouting and the BSA is concerned? (one of the astronauts
>is quietly living his life (kinda hard to do this month); the other
>two are rather high-profile types (at least on CNN *grinning*).
I'm stumped. But the two you're talking about are Aldrin and Collins.
Armstrong is shunning the spotlight this time around.
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Nathan C. Brindle, Student Activities Office, IUPU-Indianapolis
Let's see...North Star District, Crossroads of America Council: ASM Troop 18,
District Committee Member, Assistant District Commissioner, OA Chapter Advisor
I used to be an Eagle (C-28W-93), and Bachelor of Commissioner Science, 1994
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