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07/26/2009 05:01 PM ID: 79856 Permalink   

The Little Hero of Apollo 11, 40 Years Later


The day is July 23, 1969. Apollo 11 is coming towards Earth after its moon landing and a bearing on the communications antenna failed. Without it, the antenna could not communicate with the astronauts before splashdown.

To replace the bearing would require heavy duty work, completely dismantling the antenna, something they had no time for. Fortunately one staff member had a creative solution.

This is the story of how a 10-year-old boy helped Apollo 11 splash down safely. Sometimes all the fancy machinery in the world will not help, but creativity will save the day.

    WebReporter: Kroww Show Calling Card    
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
I think these are summary's of news stories... a bit of a "short news" story; not an introduction to full news story.
  by: kuhl   07/27/2009 02:19 AM     
this isnt a summary at all.
  by: itts   07/27/2009 02:58 AM     
Tried a different style didint work.
Thought ti would be a nice one. your guys' choice.
  by: Kroww   07/27/2009 03:09 AM     
  the story itself  
was poorly written...
  by: mcink2   07/27/2009 08:12 AM     
  Two thumbs up  
Don't listen to them Kroww, I liked how at the end it actually left me wanting to read more.

Maybe you should try another genre here, grab some more attention like leetspeak but less ghay.
  by: Vhan     07/27/2009 08:12 AM     
  A good first attempt  
but moving forward, please submit a synopsis of the news story itself.
  by: Jediman3     07/27/2009 03:35 PM     
  I'm surprised!  
I'm surprised that the conspiracy theorists haven't piped up on how this 10 year old boy was all part of the cover up.... :-)
  by: gbestwick   07/27/2009 09:45 PM     
Conspiracy! well now1 This 10 year old boy directed the whole fake moon landing production and the reason it never came out before is he won't release his long form birth certificate because as a native of Senegal he CAN'T! Thats right people, the entire lunar program was ran by an illegal 10 y.o. and in 2012 he going going to be on the White House ticket as an independant with Sarah Palin [and they'll win because the Grays on the Far Side Lunar base will stuff the ballot boxes].

What/ What's that nurse/ Oh you have my meds. Ahhh, I feel better - oh, kittens. We love kittens!
  by: mcink2   07/28/2009 12:28 AM     
You forgot the illuminati! :-)
  by: pexa02   07/28/2009 01:51 AM     
The government has covered up the fact that this kid's arm was ripped off when the antenna was freed and rotated. The antenna was actually a video relay station that piped the fake studio moon landing footage to the networks.

More conspiracy 'facts.' (lol) (April Fool)
  by: Lurker     07/28/2009 02:39 AM     
oh my god I havent laughed so hard in a LONG time!
  by: syoware   07/28/2009 03:02 AM     
  I could really have used this kids help...  
changing the spark plugs in my car. I swear an octopus engineered my car.
  by: valkyrie123     08/01/2009 07:34 PM     
  Hi Kroww  
Don't stop, hit it again soon.
  by: ichi     08/02/2009 10:50 PM     
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