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  • Hideki Matsui, battling balky knees and a reluctant transition from outfielder-to-designated hitter, turned on a Jim Johnson fastball and launched a walk-off moon-shot into the right-field seats.

    One Season

  • Doubles down the foul lines, hard hit drives off of the Green Monster, and moon-shot blasts onto Lansdowne Street, you would have thought no place in Kenmore Square was safe.

    One Season

  • His wife was out there undoing the buttons slowly to get to the wound, small and round, produced by a Teflon-coated bullet (the papers said) that eased neatly into his chest and right out, the wonders of moon-shot technology going a step further than nonstick pans (my father muttered).

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  • From the beginning down there in the Gulf of Mexico, nobody in an American generation raised on moon-shot success and Star Wars movies seemed to get it.

    Craig Medred: Gulf Oil Spill: The Best and the Worst of America

  • Four friends re-stage a 60's moon-shot in a Farnborough semi.

    Nov. 13th, 2008 - Issue 0.009

  • In his New York Times article Ben Stein said we had to have a moon-shot scale drive to drill everywhere and turn coal into oil into gasoline.

    Treehugger vs. Ben Stein « Skid Roche

  • First, the atomic bomb and moon-shot challenges were "cost-no-object" propositions issued by one "command-and-control" customer (the Feds), seeking to overcome fundamental scientific and engineering unknowns, within a small separable slice of the technical world operating largely outside the global economy.

    Richard Stuebi: An Apollo Program for Alternative Energy Is Not the Answer

  • Although I try and dissuade continued use of the Apollo analogy, there is one moon-shot quote from JFK - not from 1961 but from a later 1962 speech - that definitely applies to the need for radical change in our energy/environmental approach:

    Richard Stuebi: An Apollo Program for Alternative Energy Is Not the Answer

  • CES Blog: Live Updates From the Vegas Gadget Show The push to produce cars that can drive themselves isn't the only moon-shot project GM has in the works.

    Could GM's Salvation

  • Back in the early 1970s George Mueller, the head of the Apollo moon-shot program, had high hopes for the space shuttle, but reaching orbit in one go never made it past the concept stage.

    The Space Siren

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  • "100% publicly funded elections with range or preference voting. Free education for all, with well-compensated teachers, through the college bachelor level. Single-Payer health care (Medicare for all). Moon-shot level research into alternative energy."

    - Eric C, untitled comment!, message board at seventeensolutions.com, cited 2 Jan 2013.

    January 2, 2013