Shot to the Moon!

DATE: 2022-07-20
AO: Horizon-Ao
Q: Maj. Payne
PAX: 3 mile, Jenner, Disco, Kodiak, Mayberry, Mr Haand
FNGs: Attache
Today marks 53 years since man first stepped onto the moon!
It would’ve been a travesty to miss this occasion while Q-ing at #horizonAO, just a stone’s throw from First-Man-to-Orbit-the-Earth Astronaut John Glenn’s old house, so YHC buckled in and developed an appropriate beatdown to honor the fearless men of Apollo 11 who ignited the imagination of so many.

WARMUP: SSH, IW, WMH, Cherry Pickers, LBACs Front and Rear all x15

THE THANG: 12 questions – one asked every three minutes. Correct PAX responses = 10 x Merkins. Incorrect responses = 10 x burpees.

Q1: What did Neil Armstrong say when he stepped off the lunar landing module onto the moon surface? A1: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Correct response provided — 10 x Merkins.

Q2: What was the name of the moonwalk mission?
A2: Apollo 11
Correct response provided — 10 x Merkins — also did 2 x Moon orbits (plank to crab with legs moving around in an orbiting fashion)

Q3: How many astronauts were on that first moonwalk mission and what were their names?
A3: 3 astronauts — Neil Armstrong (easy), Buzz Aldrin (harder, but still easy), and no one got the “Forgotten Astronaut,” Michael Collins. Partial credit for getting the number correct — 5 x Merkins, 5 x burpees

Q4: What was the name of the lunar landing module for the Apollo 11 mission?
A4: With a totally giveaway hint, the PAX guessed correctly — The Eagle — 10 x Merkins

Q5: What date did Apollo 11 take off from Kennedy Space Center? A5: July 16, 1969
PAX guess it took more time to cover the 240,000 miles, saying July 13. Incorrect response and 10 x burpees

Q6: Who was president when Apollo 11 landed on the moon?
A6: President Richard Nixon
Correct response, although Lyndon Johnson and JFK were offered as options. @Kodiak set the rest of the PAX straight though. — 10 x Merkins

Q7: In what year did the U.S. commit to “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth?” A7: 1961
Correct response, although there was an effort to go with 1963. well done PAX! — 10 x Merkins

Q8: What was the Kennedy Space Center called in 1961 when JFK issued his challenge? A8: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Correct response — 10 x Merkins

Q9: What does the plaque say that the astronauts left on the moon?
A9: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon – July 1969 AD – We come in peace for all mankind.”
Partial credit for remembering “We come in peace…” — 5 x Merkins and 5 x burpees

Q10: How many successful lunar missions have there been total? A10: Six (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17) Correct response — 10 x Merkins

Q11: Which moon landing mission was aborted midflight?
A11: Apollo 13
Correct response — 10 x Merkins

Q12: What year was the last mission to the moon?
A12: 1972
PAX guessed 1977 — no go — 10 x burpees

MARY: 10 x meteor splashes (body into a ball, open up into a splash), 20 x flutter kicks, 20 x LBCs.


COT: Neil Armstrong, despite being a great astronaut, wasn’t really into physical fitness prior to space flight. In fact, he once said, “I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.” But, to prevent bone and muscle loss, astronauts must exercise regularly. Armstrong had to adapt his routines to accomplish a big goal he set. It’s important to understand that sometimes we have to adapt ourselves to accomplish the goals we set for ourselves. We must ask ourselves what some of the things are that we must change so that we can accomplish our greatest goals! That’s how we can become our most successful selves!


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