Posts tagged with ‘apollo

Website of the day: Distractions in Space
Distractions in Space has a good collection of transcripts of conversations between astronauts and ground control from various Apollo missions, including this one about a turd floating through the cabin during Apollo 10.
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Website of the day: Distractions in Space

Distractions in Space has a good collection of transcripts of conversations between astronauts and ground control from various Apollo missions, including this one about a turd floating through the cabin during Apollo 10.

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Jeff Bezos recovers an Apollo rocket from the bottom of the Atlantic

Amazon founder and space travel startup entrepreneur Jeff Bezos recently completed a fishing expedition in the Atlantic, where he managed to pull up an old, rusty rocket that had been sitting on the seafloor since 1969, when they were jettisoned from the rocket that took Neil Armstrong and co to the moon.

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Why it would have been impossible to fake the moon landing in 1969

With incredibly high quality special effects now at the fingertips at almost anyone with a laptop, it’s easy to imagine that it’s always been as easy to fake something like a moon landing. But this incredible argument is the end all be all of the Apollo hoax. Why? Because in 1969, we absolutely had the technology to put people on the moon, but we DID NOT have the film and video technology to fake a realistic moon landing hoax.

HD stabilized video of the lunar rover from Apollo 16 in 1972

Using a HD transfer of the original Apollo 16 moon rover footage from 16mm film, it was cleaned up and stabilized. It’s almost like you’re right there, except with less real moon dust.

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All of the American flags on the moon are now white

For decades, people have wondered if the American flags left on the moon are still there. Recent photos of the moon landing sites show that all of our flags, save one, are still standing, but at this point, they’re most likely entirely white.

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43 years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon

Forty three years ago today, in 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the surface of the Moon, making them the first humans ever to walk on any celestial body other than Earth.

More photos at the Apollo Image Gallery

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos finds long lost Apollo rocket engines at the bottom of the ocean

When Apollo rocket engines had burned up their powerful first stage engines, these engines were just dropped into the Atlantic ocean as the rocket ascended into the heavens. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has managed to find the massive engines dropped by the Apollo 11 mission and now wants to bring them to the surface.

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IHC After Dark: “Lost” Apollo 11 footage shows how NASA faked being far away from the Earth when they were just in orbit

Are you goofing on Elvis hey baby?

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The checklist that helped save Apollo 13 sold at auction for $388,000

Thanks to the Apollo 13 movie, the events surrounding the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission are fairly well known: While en route to the moon, an explosion crippled the command module leading to a tense 4-day journey back to Earth. While the world watched, mission commander James Lovell was frantically scribbling on this Lunar Module Systems Activation Checklist Book just two hours after the explosion. It was sold this week at auction to an anonymous collector by Heritage Auctions to the tune of $388,375.

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Own the Playboy centerfold that flew on the Apollo mission

Among a current auction of Apollo era space memorabilia that could be yours if you have deep enough pockets is the above Playboy centerfold calendar that flew into space aboard on the first Apollo moon mission. The starting bid on the centerfold is $1000, but if you want something even cooler, how about an American flag that went with Neil Armstrong to the moon on Apollo 11.

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Long lost footage of the Apollo 11 mission surfaces

A while back, some footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing that had thought to have been lost was discovered in Australia. The footage was restored and will be screened for the first time ever in Sydney this week.

So how is it that this footage was lost? And how did it end up in Australia?

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