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50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 am

T minus 15 seconds, guidance is internal. 12, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence starts, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero, all engine running. LIFT-OFF! We have a lift-off, 32 minutes past the hour. Lift-off on Apollo 11.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:34 am

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

Been enjoying those. Everyone should at least watch the T-1 minute for the first 10 minutes or so. You'll get goosebumps.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:48 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

Been enjoying those. Everyone should at least watch the T-1 minute for the first 10 minutes or so. You'll get goosebumps.

Some of us watched it live.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:07 am

Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp).



I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V, and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display them. :P
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am

The Egg wrote:
Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp).



I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V, and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display them. :P

The Saturn V is a sweet kit. I've been slacking on proper display, so feel free to share what you end up doing... :lol:
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:40 am

Just got a new 8" Newtonian/Dobsonian mount telescope. The moon looks absolutely amazing. I just need to get a proper lunar filter/eyepiece. ;)

Despite the near-tranquil facade, people were up there on the surface not that too long ago.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 am

I am taking my daughter (7) to see the Apollo 11 projection on the Washington Monument on Friday night.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:00 am

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

Been enjoying those. Everyone should at least watch the T-1 minute for the first 10 minutes or so. You'll get goosebumps.

Thank you for sharing that!
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:42 am

A monumental time in history. Stanley Kubrick's finest work.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

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https://xkcd.com/1133/

If this end is pointing up you are having a very bad day and will not go to space today. (I don't even have to click the link to know which one that is)
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:52 am

What a great time for this country.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 pm

mattshwink wrote:
I am taking my daughter (7) to see the Apollo 11 projection on the Washington Monument on Friday night.
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The Egg wrote:
Cool stuff. I knew the anniversary was coming up, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder (and the link Usacomp).

I also just recently built the Lego Apollo Saturn V, and Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. My first lego builds in over 20 years; now I just have to finish up my plan to display them. :P

The Saturn V is a sweet kit. I've been slacking on proper display, so feel free to share what you end up doing... :lol:


If anyone goes to Houston be sure and visit Rocket Park at the Johnson Space Center to see a Saturn V in person:
https://spacecenter.org/exhibits-and-ex ... cket-park/
Also you are able to visit the original Houston Mission Control Room.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:39 pm

They have one at KSC here and also one in Huntsville. All 3 also have shuttles of various levels of real vs mockups.
 
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm

In a related note, don't forget about the Saturn 1b on i65 at the Alabama welcome rest area.

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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
They have one at KSC here and also one in Huntsville. All 3 also have shuttles of various levels of real vs mockups.


Yes, forgot about that. Been a long time since I was down that way in FL. I've been fortunate to visit both KSC and JSC. Grew up in north FL watching the shuttle lift-offs which at the time my school would pause and let all the students go outside to view if launches happened during a school day. Night launches were incredible and lit up the whole sky and I was 150 miles north of Cape Canaveral. Toward the end of the shuttle program I went down to see a launch closer from across the bay but unfortunately it had to be scrubbed for another time due to a thunderstorm and lightning too close in the area.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:41 pm

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

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It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...

Released 26 May 1967. Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road were released in 1969.
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Mr Bill wrote:
It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...

Released 26 May 1967. Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road were released in 1969.

I just could not resist. :D
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:16 pm

On topic, NPR was doing a comparison of costs. The Vietnam war was on and in every year cost more than the Apollo space program.
In 1973, NASA submitted congressional testimony reporting the total cost of Project Apollo as $25.4 billion source: Budget of NASA Cost of Apollo Program.
Also, Americans spent more on cigarettes during each year of the program.
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Mr Bill wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Mr Bill wrote:
It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...

Released 26 May 1967. Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road were released in 1969.

I just could not resist. :D

If you really want a Sgt. Pepper / space themed mash-up, there's nothing better than this: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... MNxs9QdthO
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If you really want a Sgt. Pepper / space themed mash-up, there's nothing better than this: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... MNxs9QdthO

IMO the best one is Track 3, "Luke Is In The Desert (And Whining)"
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Re: 50 Years Ago - At This Minute

Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:11 pm

Krogoth wrote:
Just got a new 8" Newtonian/Dobsonian mount telescope. The moon looks absolutely amazing. I just need to get a proper lunar filter/eyepiece. ;)

Despite the near-tranquil facade, people were up there on the surface not that too long ago.


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