General Bio of: Neil S. Rieck

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Click "my computing bio" or "dips and certs" for the painful technical details.

Apollo Launches

Mission Launch Notes
Apollo 14 January 31, 1971  
Apollo 15 July 26, 1971  
Apollo 16 April 04, 1972 Happened to watch this from the VIP stand beside the VAB (got the admission tickets from Kennedy Space Center employee, John Mitchell). Saw Henry Kissinger in the flesh. John also got us admission to a pre-launch party hosted by Rockwell International. Thanks John!
Apollo 17 December 7, 1972 This was a night launch. We stood in the water (camera on a tripod) of Indian River in Titusville Florida (near the corner of highways US-50 and US-1) while horseshoe crabs tickled our toes.

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A spinner lifts off

Life in the 21st century will probably be much closer to what we saw in the movie "Blade Runner" (a synthesis of bio-technology and electronics). I doubt we'll ever see flying cars although the idea is seductive. The damage already caused by industrial pollution and global warming means that our lives will be closer to what we saw in the movie "Soylent Green"



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Neil Rieck
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.