- Jan 19, 2009
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Please list the names of all the Apollo command modules and LEMs and then tell us your opinion of the names and their effect on NASA and anything else you would like to tell us about.I guess I could go on and on about the stupidity of this. It goes hand in hand with all the other political bung in Washington right now. Colbert is an idiot and the people who listen to him for anything other than entertainment value are idiots as well. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if NASA does go ahead and name this thing after Colbert, I vote for pulling all funding and let the fiscal responsibility for NASA fall to Hollywood.
Going ahead with this is will cause NASA to lose all credibility in my eyes. They had better back out of this in a hurry and declare an "oops".
Or the last orbiter built, "Endeavour". They mis-spelled it the English way, also like how those English mis-spell color as "colour". One of these days we have got to force those English to learn how to spell in English!Sssh, don't tell him what the Space Shuttle Enterprise was named after.
Did you all see the name options for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)?I think that things were already pretty "dumbed down" before the Colbert people got into the act: the suggested choices were "Earthrise" (okay, that one's not too bad...), "Legacy", "Serenity", and "Venture" (ugh, yawn, ugh).
Oh good lord. These are not the same people who took us to the moon, that's for sure. That took guts, and there sure aren't any guts apparent in their name choices.
Well, the overwhelming majority of the spacecraft were named by the crew.....not some Circus sideshow....... I can't speak for what the crew of Apollo 9 was thinking but I'd guess it had to do with the shape of the CSM and as far as Apollo 16, the story goes that Mattingly named it after the cartoon ghost because that is what the astronauts looked like in suits on the moon........Please list the names of all the Apollo command modules and LEMs and then tell us your opinion of the names and their effect on NASA and anything else you would like to tell us about.