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It's been how long?

18 January 2017

I still vividly remember the excitement and awe which surrounded man's landing on the moon.

I read a Popular Science magazine (from the 1950s) the other day in which they predicted that man would first set foot on the moon in the year 2,000. When you think that it actually happened not much more than a decade after that prediction was made and a full 30 years ahead of schedule, the feat was even more amazing.

Just as gobsmacking was the fact that despite the huge risks associated with pushing the boundaries of the technology and science of the day, no lives were actually lost on any of the lunar missions.

But hang on... these missions are now ancient history, something I was reminded of this week when it was announced that the last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, has died.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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