Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. glenbeck

    glenbeck said, over 2 years ago

    R.I.P

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I find this very moving, and quite clever. I grew up with the space program — we had a lot of friends at NASA — and I’ve been a big supporter of space exploration. It was very exciting to see people on the moon, but frankly, there’s not much reason to go back any time soon, and not much reason to send people to Mars. The near-space program and especially the unmanned exploration programs are really where the action is. The census of planets is growing rapidly, and that’s going to have to change our view of our place in the universe. This is one of the biggest things in science since Copernicus.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A good test pilot, pilot, and guy.


    My brother worked on the ascent engine that got them off the moon, so my fingers were really crossed for them!


    ALL the astronauts showed great courage, and should be remembered for that, then, and now.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    I miss the can do attitude of the 60’s. The iconic photo taken of the earth from the moon sure put it in perspective.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Farewell, and Fare Well, Neil Armstrong.
    “Second Star To The Right, And Straight On Until Morning.”

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Nicely done.

  7. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 2 years ago

    A hero from a time when that word meant something.
    His needed, he will be missed, and he more than deserves his rest.

  8. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    I disagree. We should go it person. Its in our nature to tackle great challenges. To sit back and watch a robot go … is ok but nothing like doing it ourselves.

  9. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 2 years ago

    I knew as soon as I saw the toon that I would scroll down and find a post from TROUT saying how he knew somebody involved in the moon landing, and sure enough…

  10. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 2 years ago

    I knew a janitor in the building where grumman built the lunar rover. i was in there after hours (as a 10 year old) and saw it for real while it was being built.

    one of the thrills of my lifetime.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Baleine

    All in due time. There’s a lot to do meantime. We live inside a huge gravity well, and it takes a lot of effort to get out of it. We evolved to live in gravity, and it’s not good for us to be in space for very long. And frankly, the real estate in close proximity isn’t very inviting.

  12. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t know anyone….
    But I will never, ever forget the night launch in the Apollo missions. My family was across the State at the time, but the clear sky showed everything….
    ….and I’ve been looking skyward ever since.
    .
    “But the Eagle has landed; tell your children when
    Time won’t drive us down to dust again.”
    Leslie Fish, “Hope Eyrie”

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I will first repeat, ALL the astronauts should be honored. Yes, it was a team effort from thousands of people.


    SWR: actually Shepherd wasn’t quite right, as many of those contractors weren’t really the “low bidder”.


    And yes, Churchie, my brother’s work with a number of those contractors over the years well established that the taxpayers weren’t always getting the “best deal” available. He also worked on shuttle sub-systems, Titan 5, and many other projects for NASA and the military.


    Yep, some people have not only lived real lives, so have folks they know, and knew.


    WHY do our trolls keep proving they have not???

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Dredpiraterobt$

    You say, “Because we ALL helped!” Do you mean he didn’t build that? That in order to send one man to the moon a whole lot of people had to work together? Are you some kind of socialist?

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Dredpiraterobt$

    Saw the movie, loved it — read the book, which is even better.

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