Please retract your unbrage. I was specific about that being an Army phenomenon. (Wasn't I? If not, that's what I meant.) In my multi-service experience I've found aviators (including USAF) and sailors to be quite good at nav.
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Reason: p.s. "aviator" is intended to be generic for all kinds of pilots.
I talked to Gene Cernan last night... He said the new lunar mapping satellite images WILL SHOW.... that he left the lunar car parked with the front wheel cranked left and his daughters initials written in the lunar powder by the front wheel. He says an image is posted that shows the car and you can indeed see the wheels are cocked left.... I didn't have time to ask him where he left the Hasselblad surveying body before he took the 70mm film back off.
This is cool... Mr. Cernan must have seen a yet higher res print but here it is... he says one day they will be able to see his doodles in the sand an footprints. I didn't realize he was on the moon for 72 hours... that is a while. http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/3...m_4release.jpg
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Did you know that there are 12 Hasselblad
cameras currently sitting on the surface of the
moon ? The cameras that shot those iconic images
of the moon’s surface between 1969 and 1972 were
left there to allow for the 25kg of lunar rock samples
that were brought back instead.
Only the film magazines were brought back.
I wonder why ? Surely they could have been
unloaded in the Lunar Module, so the cameras
could have been left on the moon complete,
hopefully for some future collector to find.