Re: 50 years of space age


Oct 4, 2007

 


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#13103 Oct 4, 2007

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earth satellite!!!

SPUTNIK 1

Launch date: 4 October 1957

Mission: First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth



50 years ago, Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit

the Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began.



I just started walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bip

signals on radio...



Best regards, Yuri



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#13104 Oct 4, 2007

YuriThat was a Major accomplishment.  I remember it well. Headlines in our newspaper. Peoplewondering if we had lost the Cold War.I had a Hallicrafters S-38 receiver, and listened regularly to see if I could hear the beeps.The receiver had poor calibration, I was not sure of when it would be overhead in range, andand after much tuning I never heard it.  I recall the battery on it lasted 6 days, but I'm notpositive.  The frequency was quite low, around 20 MHz, so my radio "could" tune it.I was 16 and intoxicated with gasolene and perfume too.  But a few weeks later, a very nicepacket was sold that described the satellite, and its launch, and included was a 45 RPMrecord that was an actual recording of the beep-beep-beep. I played that record about 1000times, sadly because I never heard it on the radio.  I wish I stillhad that packet today.I think that the accomplishment was so great because we had multiple Vanguard rocketfailures immediately after Sputnik, and our satellite was only the size of a grapefruit, not abasketball like Sputnik.I attended EXPO 64 in Canada and saw in the Russian exhibit a full size model of Sputnik.That brought back many memories too. I thought it was the highlight of all exhibits of anynationality.You deserve to be proud of Sputnik (World Traveller?) being first in space.Best Regards,Wes

Yuri tec@...> wrote:I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earth satellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards, Yuri



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#13105 Oct 4, 2007

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46AMSubject: [tec-scopes] 50 years of spaceage

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: Firstman-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 becamethe first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked on withawe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year and didnot hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards,Yuri



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#13106 Oct 4, 2007

Oops - made a slight grammatical boo-boo, but was trying to say, 'Yuri, I congratulate you on a day of glory for all nations of the world'...

-------- Original Message --------

From: "Jason Adamik" jason@...>

Date: Thu, October 04, 2007 9:14 am

To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com>



Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46 AMSubject: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earth satellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards, Yuri



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#13107 Oct 4, 2007

Jason, Da da .......bip bip bip :o) Nicolas Outterswww.astrosurf.com/nico-outters/astro/index.html----- Original Message -----From:Jason AdamikTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:14PMSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46AMSubject: [tec-scopes] 50 years of spaceage

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: Firstman-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 becamethe first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked onwith awe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year anddid not hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards,Yuri



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#13110 Oct 4, 2007

wouldn't hurt though since the russians preffer 100%-ishalcohol...  



From: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com[mailto:tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Ofjason@...Sent: 04 October 2007 16:54To:tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSubject: RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years of spaceage



Da, tovarishi - comrades, make a toast but be sure not to splash the vodka onyour beautiful optics...

-------- OriginalMessage --------From: "Alexandre Zdantchouk"a.zdantchouk@ freitagco. com>Date: Thu, October 04, 20079:49 amTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com>

that must be Russian, i guess... Uraaaaa, Towaris4i! ;)



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of nicolasouttersSent: 04 October 2007 16:27To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 yearsof space age



Jason, Da da .......bip bip bip :o) Nicolas Outterswww.astrosur f.com/nico- outters/astro/ index.html-----Original Message -----From:JasonAdamikTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:14 PMSubject:Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46 AMSubject:[tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: Firstman-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The worldlooked on with awe as the space age began.

I just started walkingthat year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals onradio...

Best regards, Yuri







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#13111 Oct 4, 2007

And Yuri G. was first in space after Leica! ;)



Tim -13 in 1957



----- Original Message ----

From: Yuri tec@...>

To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2007 9:46:54 AM

Subject: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age



I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earth satellite!!!

SPUTNIK 1

Launch date: 4 October 1957

Mission: First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth



50 years ago, Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit

the Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began.



I just started walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bip

signals on radio...



Best regards, Yuri









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#13112 Oct 4, 2007

Hi,



hear please www.telescopengineering.com today



webmaster

On 4 Oct 2007 at 8:57, Tim Khan wrote:



>

> And Yuri G. was first in space after Leica! ;)

>

> Tim -13 in 1957

>

> ----- Original Message ----

> From: Yuri tec@...>

> To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2007 9:46:54 AM

> Subject: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

>

> I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earth satellite!!!

> SPUTNIK 1

> Launch date: 4 October 1957

> Mission: First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

>

> 50 years ago, Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbit

> the Earth. The world looked on with awe as the space age began.

>

> I just started walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bip

> signals on radio...

>

> Best regards, Yuri

>

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>

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#13113 Oct 4, 2007

--- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Dr.V.Steinhauer" tec.de@...>

wrote: >

> Hi,

>

> hear please www.telescopengineering.com today

>

> webmaster



- thanks Valentin.



What Valentin did for today - he added a sound record of the Sputnik 1

to the website of our company, so if you go to:

www.telescopengineering.com

you will hear that sound!

Yuri



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#13114 Oct 4, 2007

Ty prav - you're right! - that's what Yuriuses for final inspection and cleaning before shipment! Must be Russian orUkrainian vodka, though...others are considered non-optical grade! 8-0       --Jason ----- Original Message -----From:Alexandre ZdantchoukTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 9:56AMSubject: RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age



wouldn't hurt though since the russians preffer 100%-ishalcohol...  



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of jason@adamik. comSent: 04October 2007 16:54To: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject:RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age



Da, tovarishi - comrades, make a toast but be sure not to splash the vodkaon your beautiful optics...

--------Original Message --------From: "Alexandre Zdantchouk"a.zdantchouk@ freitagco. com>Date: Thu, October 04, 20079:49 amTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com>

that must be Russian, i guess... Uraaaaa, Towaris4i! ;)



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of nicolasouttersSent: 04 October 2007 16:27To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 yearsof space age



Jason, Da da .......bip bip bip :o) Nicolas Outterswww.astrosur f.com/nico- outters/astro/ index.html-----Original Message -----From:Jason AdamikTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:14 PMSubject:Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46 AMSubject:[tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission:First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik1 became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The worldlooked on with awe as the space age began.

I just started walkingthat year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals onradio...

Best regards, Yuri



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#13115 Oct 4, 2007

There's a beautiful and very tall statue of Gagarin intrue 'modernistic' Soviet style (think classic Sovietidealized worker type style) that I always pass by whenever I am in Moscow- must be that it's on an important road, since I always seeit on the way back to the airport, if I remember correctly. -Jason ----- Original Message -----From:Tim KhanTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:57AMSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age

And Yuri G. was first in space after Leica! ;)

Tim -13 in1957

----- Original Message ----From: Yuri tec@telescopenginee ring.com>To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 4, 2007 9:46:54 AMSubject: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: Firstman-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 becamethe first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked on withawe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year and didnot hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards,Yuri

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#13116 Oct 4, 2007

He had to help the dogs learn how to usebinoculars!...oops, that was a joke from theRefractors forum.   -Jason ----- Original Message -----From:Tim KhanTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:57AMSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age

And Yuri G. was first in space after Leica! ;)

Tim -13 in1957

----- Original Message ----From: Yuri tec@telescopenginee ring.com>To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 4, 2007 9:46:54 AMSubject: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission: Firstman-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik 1 becamethe first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The world looked on withawe as the space age began.

I just started walking that year and didnot hear bip, bip, bipsignals on radio...

Best regards,Yuri

Yahoo! GroupsLinks

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#13117 Oct 4, 2007

Sure he does!... like that officer in an old Russian army anecdote?- by taking it internally and carefully breathing onto the surface?...

;)) 



From: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com[mailto:tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of JasonAdamikSent: 04 October 2007 20:19To:tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of spaceage



Ty prav - you're right! - that's what Yuriuses for final inspection and cleaning before shipment! Must be Russian orUkrainian vodka, though...others are considered non-optical grade! 8-0       --Jason ----- Original Message -----From: Alexandre ZdantchoukTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 9:56AMSubject: RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age



wouldn't hurt though since the russians preffer 100%-ishalcohol...  



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of jason@adamik. comSent: 04October 2007 16:54To: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject:RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age



Da, tovarishi - comrades, make a toast but be sure not to splash the vodkaon your beautiful optics...

--------Original Message --------From: "Alexandre Zdantchouk"a.zdantchouk@ freitagco. com>Date: Thu, October 04, 20079:49 amTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com>

that must be Russian, i guess... Uraaaaa, Towaris4i! ;)



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of nicolasouttersSent: 04 October 2007 16:27To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50 yearsof space age



Jason, Da da .......bip bip bip :o) Nicolas Outterswww.astrosur f.com/nico- outters/astro/ index.html-----Original Message -----From:Jason AdamikTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:14 PMSubject:Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46 AMSubject:[tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission:First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago, Sputnik1 became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth. The worldlooked on with awe as the space age began.

I just started walkingthat year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals onradio...

Best regards, Yuri



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#13118 Oct 4, 2007

You know, it doesn't sound like a bad ideaat all! - probably better for cleaning than just the water vapor alone frombreath...yet another great excuse for Slavs to drink their favorite beverage.Mentioning it as the normal daily cleaning technique might be a goodrecruiting tool for getting more optical technicians from the formerCCCP. ----- Original Message -----From:Alexandre ZdantchoukTo: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 1:30PMSubject: RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age



Sure he does!... like that officer in an old Russian armyanecdote? - by taking it internally and carefully breathing onto thesurface?... ;)) 



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of JasonAdamikSent: 04 October 2007 20:19To: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject:Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age



Ty prav - you're right! - that's what Yuriuses for final inspection and cleaning before shipment! Must be Russian orUkrainian vodka, though...others are considered non-optical grade! 8-0       --Jason ----- Original Message -----From: Alexandre ZdantchoukTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 9:56AMSubject: RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years ofspace age



wouldn't hurt though since the russians preffer100%-ish alcohol...  



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of jason@adamik. comSent: 04October 2007 16:54To: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject:RE: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age



Da, tovarishi - comrades, make a toast but be sure not to splash thevodka on your beautiful optics...

--------Original Message --------From: "Alexandre Zdantchouk"a.zdantchouk@ freitagco. com>Date: Thu, October 04,2007 9:49 amTo: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com>

that must be Russian, i guess... Uraaaaa, Towaris4i! ;)



From: tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.com[mailto:tec- scopes@yahoogrou ps.com] On Behalf Of nicolasouttersSent: 04 October 2007 16:27To:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSubject: Re: [tec-scopes] 50years of space age



Jason, Da da .......bip bip bip :o) Nicolas Outterswww.astrosur f.com/nico- outters/astro/ index.html-----Original Message -----From:Jason AdamikTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:14 PMSubject:Re: [tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

Yuri,Pozdravljaju vas c dnem slavy vsego narodov mira! -Jason From: YuriTo:tec-scopes@yahoogro ups.comSent:Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:46 AMSubject:[tec-scopes] 50 years of space age

I congratulate all on the anniversary of First Earthsatellite!!!SPUTNIK 1Launch date: 4 October 1957Mission:First man-made satellite to orbit the Earth

50 years ago,Sputnik 1 became the first artificial satellite to orbitthe Earth.The world looked on with awe as the space age began.

I juststarted walking that year and did not hear bip, bip, bipsignals onradio...

Best regards, Yuri







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#13119 Oct 4, 2007

Jason;



The problem is that opticians using that technique cannot do any other

precision optical work for the rest of the day after optics cleaning.

If make cleaning the last job of the day then they cannot drive home!

Need a designated driver ;-)



Also long term all opticians would end up with cirrhosis of the liver,

not recommended. Must be a better way to handle the problem.



Rich Wood



--- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@...> wrote:

>

> You know, it doesn't sound like a bad idea at all! - probably better

for cleaning than just the water vapor alone from breath...yet another

great excuse for Slavs to drink their favorite beverage. Mentioning it

as the normal daily cleaning technique might be a good recruiting tool

for getting more optical technicians from the former CCCP.

>



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#13120 Oct 4, 2007

Rich, that's why the best opticians come from Russia. They are much

better equipped to handle the daily work "load" :-)



Za vashe zdorovie!



Regards,



-Paul



--- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich Wood" astronut1001@...>

wrote: >

> Jason;

>

> The problem is that opticians using that technique cannot do any

other > precision optical work for the rest of the day after optics

cleaning. > If make cleaning the last job of the day then they cannot drive

home! > Need a designated driver ;-)

>

> Also long term all opticians would end up with cirrhosis of the

liver, > not recommended. Must be a better way to handle the problem.

>

> Rich Wood

>

>

> --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@> wrote:

> >

> > You know, it doesn't sound like a bad idea at all! - probably

better > for cleaning than just the water vapor alone from breath...yet

another > great excuse for Slavs to drink their favorite beverage.

Mentioning it > as the normal daily cleaning technique might be a good recruiting

tool > for getting more optical technicians from the former CCCP.

> >

>



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#13122 Oct 4, 2007

antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html



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#13123 Oct 4, 2007

It is indeed, puzzling. Perhaps it has to do with the implements

used to consume the beverage: I hear Finns use plastic cups, and

Russians -- high quality glass :)



Regards,



-Paul

--- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@...> wrote:

>

> It's strange that you never hear of Finnish optical geniuses - the

Finns supposedly have the highest alcohol consumption per capita in

the world, no?

>

> They have Finlandia Vodka, even.

>

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Paul K

> To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:21 PM

> Subject: [tec-scopes] Re: 50 years of space age

>

>

> Rich, that's why the best opticians come from Russia. They are

much

> better equipped to handle the daily work "load" :-)

>

> Za vashe zdorovie!

>

> Regards,

>

> -Paul

>

> --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich Wood" astronut1001@>

> wrote:

> >

> > Jason;

> >

> > The problem is that opticians using that technique cannot do

any

> other

> > precision optical work for the rest of the day after optics

> cleaning.

> > If make cleaning the last job of the day then they cannot

drive

> home!

> > Need a designated driver ;-)

> >

> > Also long term all opticians would end up with cirrhosis of

the

> liver,

> > not recommended. Must be a better way to handle the problem.

> >

> > Rich Wood

> >

> >

> > --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@>

wrote:

> > >

> > > You know, it doesn't sound like a bad idea at all! -

probably

> better

> > for cleaning than just the water vapor alone from breath...yet

> another

> > great excuse for Slavs to drink their favorite beverage.

> Mentioning it

> > as the normal daily cleaning technique might be a good

recruiting

> tool

> > for getting more optical technicians from the former CCCP.

> > >

> >

>



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#13124 Oct 4, 2007

Being back to subject from vodka etc., I just want to add that myself

I have never counted space exploration as to belonging to one country,

even we can easy see political reasons being the "keys things" in many

steps of that exploration, beginning from Sputnik 1, Gagarin's flight,

Armstrong's first step on the Moon, etc. So, I count all of these as

to belong to whole humankind, and we will celebrate in 2009 40 years

of Armstrong's step same way as we did today!



Best regards, Yuri







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#13125 Oct 5, 2007

A great human accomplishment! Pushing the bounds of technology with

the best minds at work is admirable. To 1957, the International

Geophysical Year (IGY)!



Philip



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#13128 Oct 8, 2007

Paul;



What do Americans use, Dixie cups?



We may not be the expert consumers that the northern Europeans are

but I believe that we make about the strongest Vodka type drink,

i.e. grain neutral spirits. That is Everclear. Does anyone else

produce a 150+ proof drinking alcohol or Vodka? Seems to me I have

heard that in some states a 180 proof or so version is available too.



Rich Wood





--- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Paul K" paul@...> wrote:

>

> It is indeed, puzzling. Perhaps it has to do with the implements

> used to consume the beverage: I hear Finns use plastic cups, and

> Russians -- high quality glass :)

>

> Regards,

>

> -Paul

>

> --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@> wrote:

> >

> > It's strange that you never hear of Finnish optical geniuses -

the

> Finns supposedly have the highest alcohol consumption per capita

in

> the world, no?

> >

> > They have Finlandia Vodka, even.

> >

> >

> > ----- Original Message -----

> > From: Paul K

> > To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com

> > Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 4:21 PM

> > Subject: [tec-scopes] Re: 50 years of space age

> >

> >

> > Rich, that's why the best opticians come from Russia. They are

> much

> > better equipped to handle the daily work "load" :-)

> >

> > Za vashe zdorovie!

> >

> > Regards,

> >

> > -Paul

> >

> > --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich Wood" astronut1001@>

> > wrote:

> > >

> > > Jason;

> > >

> > > The problem is that opticians using that technique cannot do

> any

> > other

> > > precision optical work for the rest of the day after optics

> > cleaning.

> > > If make cleaning the last job of the day then they cannot

> drive

> > home!

> > > Need a designated driver ;-)

> > >

> > > Also long term all opticians would end up with cirrhosis of

> the

> > liver,

> > > not recommended. Must be a better way to handle the problem.

> > >

> > > Rich Wood

> > >

> > >

> > > --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Adamik" jason@>

> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > You know, it doesn't sound like a bad idea at all! -

> probably

> > better

> > > for cleaning than just the water vapor alone from

breath...yet

> > another

> > > great excuse for Slavs to drink their favorite beverage.

> > Mentioning it

> > > as the normal daily cleaning technique might be a good

> recruiting

> > tool

> > > for getting more optical technicians from the former CCCP.

> > > >

> > >

> >

>


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