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    Tuesday, January 10, 2006

    Pinging the Moon

    In 1946, we pinged the moon with radar just to say hello, and see if they'd help us kick the German's asses.

    "Hello" From Moon Expected

    Colonel DeWitt professed a dislike for speculation of a "Buck Rodgers or Jules Verne" character, but acknoledged that the Army scientists hoped to increase their transmitter's power so that it could be modulated by voice. "We should be able to say 'hello' and hear the moon say 'hello' back," he said. He quickly added: " I hope the moon doesn't answer, 'Good-by.'"

    Their reply caused consternation, so in 1969 we went up there to give them a piece of our mind and leave bags of urine in their yard.

    They've never invited us back, but that didn't stop us, the 70's did.

    3 comments:

    tony said...

    ....p.i.n.g...

    Fabricationist said...

    ....p.o.n.g...

    mike said...

    Dr, Chanda, will I dream?
    http://sify.com/news/scienceandmedicine/fullstory.php?id=14120360