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  • 50 Years ago today Apollo 11 Launched

    Here are some Video's of the launch:


    https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
    This is the Nasa page the below was taken from

    You will have to move the slider as it starts from early in the AM, I think when they get the Astronauts into the capsule. Go to -1:50 to see it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvQpaSKJaZA

    CBS Coverage:
    <iframe width="800" height="448" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zYnF31el-ik" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Other Video:
    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t8CJWyBtHOU" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I have the DVD's of a couple of the missions so I have the best video of it.

    Here is another one:
    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t8CJWyBtHOU" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    *Allegedly

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    • #3
      What an accomplishment of science and government power! It's an incredible feat. It also happened a mere 24 weeks before the Chiefs last Super Bowl win.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
        What an accomplishment of science and government power! It's an incredible feat. It also happened a mere 24 weeks before the Chiefs last Super Bowl win.
        bwhaha

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        • #5
          50 years ago at this time that Neil Stepped foot off the landing gear and on to the moon.

          I am watching the commentary of the landing after undocking on my DVD set of the Apollo 11 mission, it is of Neil, Buzz, and Mike sitting around watching the landing and talking about all the details they had to address during the landing. Stuff like having to yaw to get better bit rate on the S band antenna and Neil talking about left and rear ward velocity's (going left and backwards) at one point he was going left and didn't want to shut down the engines until they stopped going leftward but he was zoned in on shutdown. Neil said the touchdown was quiet close when he shut the engine down. Neil said he was slow close when he shut down that it was like landing a helicopter.

          Neil thought he wasn't doing a great job flying at the time and if you watch when the landing gear shadow comes into view you can see that he is drifting left and a little backwards.

          I wish we could mount another major space project. It it going to take the ability for the rich guys in the private sector to make money mining asteroids or the moons of the gas giants in order to commit to moving forward.

          Nasa was supposed to launch the SLS stack in 2017, now they are talking about a 2024 launch. At least SpaceX is committed to making launches cheaper and reuseable doing things every one thought was impossible like bringing a booster back and landing upright to be used again. At least NASA is making progress testing the Orion crew capsule and I guess it did fly though not very far up, it was a splashdown test.

          Now I am watching the landing commentary from Neil and Buzz. Great stuff.

          I guess there is a new blue ray version of it but a lot of this stuff was filmed on 16mm so my 10+ year old DVDs are just fine.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DHallblows View Post
            *Allegedly
            I the History Channel, might have been National Geographic, did a short mini-series debunking all the conspiracy theories explaining the lack of stars in the pictures and even talking to Douglas Trumbull who was supposed to have shot the EVA here on Earth. They had a guy who was like a Navy seal as the host, then a guy who flew to the ISS a couple times and then the conspiracy theorist. Needless to say the astronaut didn't like the nut job and as they debunked each of his points the nut job had to eat **** and near the end his body language got pretty funny. My daughter and I watched it making fun of the dude.

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            • #7
              https://youtu.be/xc1SzgGhMKc

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              • #8
                I saw this on the Chive and thought it was interesting https://thechive.com/2019/07/22/nasa...ing-10-photos/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drunk Monkey View Post
                  I saw this on the Chive and thought it was interesting https://thechive.com/2019/07/22/nasa...ing-10-photos/

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                  You have to wonder what a disaster would have done to NASA and the space program.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Johnykbr View Post

                    You have to wonder what a disaster would have done to NASA and the space program.
                    They had too many stacks ready to go to halt it. They would have done another review and tried again after a year or maybe less. Might have had Shepard doing the 1st space walk in December of 1969 instead.

                    They did go long in the decent and if anyone other than Neil was on the stick it could have either resulted in a crash or an abort.

                    It didn't take them that long to figure out what happened on Apollo 13 and they flew the bigger J missions starting with 15 I believe soon after. The last man on the moon was in 1972 so they flew 4 more missions in the next 2 years.

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                    • #11
                      NASA = Never A Straight Answer

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                      • #12
                        Bill Whittle's Podcast on this is superb.

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