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Apollo 11 Commemoration
Oklahoma Space Alliance hosted a 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20 at the Norman Pioneer Library. Ten people attended from Oklahoma Space Alliance and at least 40 non-members visited, although we never had more than 16 at one time, which was enough for a lively discussion. We had refreshments, and two sheet cakes, each of which had two pictures from Apollo 11. We refrained from decapitating the astronauts.
Mike Hopkins had made up a bunch of 8 by 11 posted detailing the history of missions to the Moon, including the main Apollo missions. We also had posters of lunar landing sites, and one of the famous photograph of Earth in the lunar sky. Adam brought a disk of the documentary Apollo 11, as did Syd, but neither worked with the keyboard he was using, so he downloaded it off the Web and we watched it that way.
Syd took photographs which he will put on the web site, and possibly in the September Outreach.
We had a clipboard for people to sign up and thirteen did, about half of whom left contact information.
-Notes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson
Minutes of August Meeting
Oklahoma Space Alliance met at the McMurrays’ house in Norman, Oklahoma on August 10. In attendance were Clifford and Claire McMurray, Dave Sheely, Mike Hopkins and Syd Henderson. OSA President Clifford McMurray presided over the meeting. This meeting was abbreviated because of a power failure, though Clifford did go over the stories in Update. The stories we covered are online at http://osa.nss.org/Update1908.pdf, together with attached videos we were unable to play.
One of the stories dealt with protection of space satellites, and Kip observed that the Russians tested a cannon on one of their satellites, and the vibrations produced were dangerous to the satellite itself.
There is a big rocketry convention in southern Kansas on Labor Day weekend. Claire and Clifford are planning to go. [Claire didn’t make it, but Cliff will be reporting on it at the September meeting.]
--Minutes by OSA Secretary Syd Henderson
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