Ich bin Hoopy Frood
May 25, 2012 6:21 AM Subscribe
Fifty-one years ago today
posted by tilde (40 comments total)
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, our president proposed to put Man and his towel on the moon and return it safely to the earth by the end of the decade.
While the final designs of the PLSS units
didn't include built-in towels to be left behind on the moon
, history does not provide the answer to the other question: Was the Utility Towel Assy for the LM
(page 40) left on the moon, or brought home
? While a statement was prepared in the event the first astronauts did not return
from the moon, a contingency plan for the froody towels has not yet been declassified.
Today, the space exploration of the United States and the world will celebrate towel day
by the historic capture/docking of the SpaceX Dragon
capsule by the International Space Station. While a full list of the cargo is not available to the general public online, I think it's safe to assume it is carrying towels to the ISS, continuing the tradition of keeping your towel handy in space