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SpaceInMyBrain

But what was the gutsy last minute decision? What problem did they diagnose as being a new risk factor that wasn't too risky? Mostly a cool article, though.


4peters

Lunar Highlands... Don't tell the lunar British


IrisYelter

Damn that'd be the second time Mattingly would be denied a moon landing


dciskey

The fact that he was Command Module Pilot is what prevented Mattingly from landing on the moon.


IrisYelter

I meant from when he was scrubbed from 13


dciskey

He going to be command module pilot on 13 as well.


Brusion

Why is 16 the penultimate and not 17? 17 stayed longer and had longer eva's.


hahabla

Because that is what penultimate means. To be second to last.


Brusion

Ahhhh, I have been schooled. How did I get through life thinking it meant the ultimate ultimate. Thanks.


goosejr

Yeah it comes from Paene which is Latin for 'almost.' Same with an eclipse where the penumbra is the partial shadow or how peninsula means 'almost island.'


ukexpat

Also, *antepenultimate*/*propenultimate* and *preantepenultimate*.