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Technology‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience

13:41  09 june  2019
13:41  09 june  2019 Source:   houstonchronicle.com

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Mission Moon : The seventh person to walk on the moon , Scott was the first to drive the lunar rover on the moon ’s surface. “By slowly raising my arm until my stiff, gloved thumb stood upright, I found my thumb could entirely blot our planet from view — one small gesture and the Earth was gone.”

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‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience

NASA astronaut David Scott was a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he and a friend decided to attend a lecture by German rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun.

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It was the early 1960s, and Scott had no idea who von Braun was — or that he eventually would be the brains behind the Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the moon.

“We went to this lecture, and he had pictures of big rocket ships and said, ‘We’re going to send men to the moon on these,’” Scott chuckled during a 1982 speech at MIT. “I said to my buddy, ‘This guy is really wild.’”

About a decade later, in 1971, Scott would be one of those men, becoming the seventh to walk on the moon.

“I remember … raising my hand toward the point where the Earth hung in the black sky above,” he wrote in the book “Two Sides of the Moon.” “By slowly raising my arm until my stiff, gloved thumb stood upright, I found my thumb could entirely blot our planet from view — one small gesture and the Earth was gone.”

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But Scott’s sights weren’t originally set on space. In fact, when he heard about the Mercury astronauts being picked in 1959, he chuckled, calling them “monkeys.”

Scott, now 87, is a San Antonio native who, like many of his 1960s-era colleagues, attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. After graduating in 1954, he became an Air Force pilot.

But Scott dreamed of being a test pilot and decided to attend MIT because he was told it was the best way to get into test-pilot school.

The space thing was brand new, and I didn’t know much about it,” Scott told Forbes in 2017. “But I was in a flying mode, if you will — my dad was a fighter pilot — and that’s what I wanted to be.”

After completing his graduate degree in aeronautics and astronautics in 1962, Scott went to Edwards Air Force Base in California to become a test pilot.

‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience
‘One small gesture’: Seventh man to walk on moon still marvels at the experience

And then he heard NASA was looking for a new group of astronauts.

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The experience inspired him, after retiring from Nasa in 1972, to set up the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which conducts and supports research into areas that more mainstream scientists do not entertain, such as psychic events. He is the only man to have walked on the moon but never served in the military.

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“I was in the right place at the right time,” he told Forbes.

He was tapped in October 1963 as part of NASA’s third class of astronauts. During his career with the fledgling space agency, Scott flew three space missions.

In 1966, Scott rocketed out of the Earth’s atmosphere alongside Neil Armstrong in Gemini 8 — a mission that quickly turned disastrous.

During the Gemini 8 mission, Scott and Armstrong performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space. But the flight was ended early after a malfunctioning thruster sent the spacecraft spinning out of control.

“On Gemini, when we had that problem, we landed in the Pacific Ocean 6,000 miles away,” Scott joked with Forbes. “We hold the record, I think, for landing farthest off course.”

Scott went on to be the command-module pilot for the Apollo 9 mission in March 1969 — during which he conducted a spacewalk — and then, in 1971, got a chance to step foot on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission. He also was the first person to drive the lunar rover on the moon’s surface during that mission.

There is so much to explore on the moon,” Scott said during a lecture at Brown University in 2012, according to the Brown Daily Herald. “You always wish there was more time to collect more samples and look at everything.”

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He is one of only three astronauts who have orbited Earth and flown a lunar Apollo mission.

“People always ask me what it’s like to walk on the moon,” Scott said for a 2013 Warner Bros. video. “It’s like walking on a trampoline.”

After Apollo 15, Scott stayed at NASA for six years, working as special assistant for missions operations for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, in which the American and Russian vehicles docked in space for the first time.

He also served as director of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California (now known as the Armstrong Flight Research Center) from 1975 to 1977 and eventually went to work for private industry.

Scott is one of just 12 men to walk on the moon between 1969 and 1972. He is one of only four still alive.

alex.stuckey@chron.com

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