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Wed Jun 2 22:44:30 EDT 2010
At 08:01 AM 6/2/2010, you wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > only 12 people have walked on the moon, but 24 have been "on or near"
> > the moon... so 12 have been close but not walked on it. If the
> > question is simply who has been farthest from home, I think all 24
> > would be "tied" more or less, even if they didn't get to have a stroll
> > on the surface.
>Right, it's basically a tie, but I remember hearing that the 3 members
>of the Apollo 13 crew topped them all. Because of their need to get
>home quickly, their trajectory carried them behind the moon at a
>higher altitude above the lunar surface than normal.
Then we have to also consider how far the moon was from Earth at the time. :)
~ Roger Taylor
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