The Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

— Izaak Walton
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July 20 1969 – 2019 The Eagle Landed Fifty Years Ago

Blue Crescent Moon
Houston. Tranquillity Base Here.., The Eagle Has Landed. ‘ 

50 years ago, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission changed our world and ideas of what is possible by successfully landing humans on the surface of the moon—and bringing them home safely—for the first time in history. The video celebrates this moment of human achievement by taking us through the journey to the moon and back, narrated by someone with firsthand knowledge of the epic event: former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.

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Dam Busters

The men from many anti-nazi nations of  ‘The Dam Busters’ – RAF 617 Squadron led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson were lauded as heroes after the infamous raid in 1944. and Guy Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Dam Buster raid.
Guy Gibson’s men needed to fly specially modified Lancaster bombers  of 617 squadron which would carry the ‘bouncing bomb’ needed to be dropped from a height of 60 feet (18m), and at a ground speed of 232mph. The bomb would spin backwards across the surface of the water before reaching the dam.
The raid also established 617 Squadron as a specialist precision bombing unit, experimenting with new bomb sights, target marking techniques and colossal new ‘earthquake’ bombs developed by Barnes Wallis .On the night of 16-17 May 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on an audacious bombing raid to destroy three dams in the Ruhr valley, the industrial heartland of Germany. The mission was code-named Operation ‘Chastise’.The dams were fiercely protected. Torpedo nets in the water stopped underwater attacks and anti-aircraft guns defended them against enemy bombers. But 617 Squadron had a secret weapon: the ‘bouncing bomb’.

The RAF 617 Dam Busters Squadron was led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson was made up of aircrew from Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA
The RAF 617 Dam Busters Squadron was led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson was made up of aircrew from Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA

In late March 1943, a new squadron was formed to carry out the raid. 617 Squadron was led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson was made up of aircrew from Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. With one month to go before the raid, and with only Gibson knowing the full details of the operation, the squadron began intensive training in low-level night flying and navigation. They were ready for Operation ‘Chastise’.e dams. Initially code named Squadron X,

First Dam Successfully Busted 'The Möhne' in the Indus trail Ruhr in western Germany at precisely 12.28 am on May 16th., 1944.
First Dam Successfully Busted ‘The Möhne’ in the Industrial Ruhr heartland of the Nazi-War machine in western Germany at precisely 12.28 am on May 16th., 1944.

Dam Busters Lancaster Bombers Night Raid
From 9.28pm on 16 May, 133 aircrew in 19 Lancasters took off in three waves to bomb the dams. Gibson was flying in the first wave and his aircraft was first to attack the Möhne (pictured below) at 12.28am, but five aircraft had to drop their bombs before it was breached. The remaining aircraft still to drop their bombs then attacked the Eder, which finally collapsed at 1.52am. Meanwhile, aircraft from the two other waves bombed the Sorpe but it remained intact.
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Ridley Scotts Blade Runner

Based on a novel entitled “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick, a favoured author of the English movie director Ridley Scott, who is the director of this 1982 sci-fi classic, the brilliant movie; Blade Runner.

Filmed in a futuristic cityscape studio set at Pinewood Studios in west London, England, with additional special effects and cut scenes added digitally later. The movie staring Harrison Ford of Han Solo Star Wars fame as Deckard .Who’s the Blade Runner of the movies title. Whose job it is to eliminate or “retire” illegal trespassing robots on planet Earth. When some time in the future, robots or, here in this movie called: ´Replicants’ on account of these humanoids only being allowed as off-world slave colonists…, If caught trespassing on mother Earth are punished with death by  Blade Runner cops like Deckard.’He say you  Blade Runner Mr. Deckard?’ Who is brought out of his own retirement by his old boss as his boss encounters a particular serious problem of which only Deckard can solve. Whose job it is to retire these illegal trespassing Replicants. Possible moral questions relating to cyborg-android-robot relationships with their original creators and models, man are raised in this thought provoking movie. Other philosophical and theological quasi-religious questions pertaining to the morality of immortality are raised in this as already stated, thought provoking science fiction movie classic Which is all about the future of life (but maybe not as we know it Jim!) on planet Earth Here set post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, America were given a glimpse at planet Earth’s inevitable future. Which  is likely to be dominated by complex computer based technologies culminating in the advanced stages of humanoid creation of men like robots capable of all human actions. Including calculative computations, man like imaginative cognitive behaviour, both memories and dreams, philosophical self awareness and ultimately their own Artificial Intelligent lead emotional responses.
God creates Man, we are told: in His own image. Man kills God. Then man creates Robots in his Image. With similar results seem towards the climax of this spectacular movie.
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