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  • Hundreds honor the three Apollo 1 astronauts who were killed

    01/26/2017 7:16:40 PM PST · by mware · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 January 2017 | ap
    Three astronauts were killed in the blaze in Cape Canaveral on January 27, 1967  Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were trapped in their burning craft  A small spark created a blaze that burned hotter than 1,000°F (537°C)
  • The Space History Sale (incredible auction on Appollo 11 anniversary!)

    07/08/2016 10:30:05 AM PDT · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Bohhams Auctions ^ | 7-6-16 | Bonhams
    "We are pleased to be presenting our eighth annual Space History Auction to take place this year on the 47th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, completed by Astronauts Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin during the Appollo 11 mission on July 20, 1069." (excerpt from the pdf auction catalog). More at the link.
  • Don Eyles Walks Us Through the Lunar Module Source Code

    07/06/2016 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Hack A Day ^ | Jul 5, 2016 | Gregory L. Charvat
    A couple weeks ago I was at a party where out of the corner of my eye I noticed what looked like a giant phone book sitting open on a table. It was printed with perforated green and white paper bound in a binder who’s cover looked a little worse for the wear. I had closer look with my friend James Kinsey. What we read was astonishing; Program 63, 64, 65, lunar descent and landing. Error codes 1201, 1202. Comments printed in the code, code segments hastily circled with pen. Was this what we thought we were looking at? And...
  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, “Jack” Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

    02/21/2016 10:04:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Lee Speigel
    The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed. It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them. As far as the public knew, everything about the mission...
  • Apollo 14 Mission To Fra Mauro (1971)

    02/06/2016 1:07:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | NASA/JSC
    Apollo 14 Mission To Fra Mauro (1971) [documentary] Courtesy: NASA/JSC
  • Impact of Apollo 16's booster is spotted on the moon

    12/01/2015 4:26:06 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2015 | Cheyene MacDonald
    It was no accident that Nasa crashed one of its Apollo 16 rocket boosters onto the moon, but the researchers never intended to lose it. In April of 1972, the booster drifted off and was never seen again, unable to transmit tracking data and reveal its whereabouts because of a malfunction. Now, almost 44 years later, the crash site of the Saturn V stage-three booster has finally been located.
  • Smithsonian Seeking Space Fans to Retype Apollo Spacecraft Packing Lists

    11/15/2015 7:54:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    space.com ^ | by Robert Z. Pearlman
    The Apollo Stowage Lists (ASL) were a product of the late 1960s and early 70s, which meant that for the better part of the decades that followed, they were limited to printed copies. Since the advent of the internet, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston scanned the documents, but as images, the contents still could not be easily referenced by researchers and curators with regard to specific items. "They are extremely difficult to search or sort – whether by object name, part number, or spacecraft storage location, "Needell wrote in a blog entry announcing the transcription project on Thursday (Nov....
  • Artificial object in trans-lunar orbit to impact Earth on November 13 [FRIDAY!]

    11/03/2015 1:00:33 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 3, 2015 | by Bob King, Universe Today
    WT1190F observed on October 9, 2015 with the University of Hawaii 2.2 meter telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The object moves from left to right across the center of the field. Credit: B. Bolin, R. Jedicke, M. Micheli ================================================================================================================ Get ready for a man-made fireball. A object discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on Oct 3rd temporarily designated WT1190F is predicted to impact the Earth about 60 miles (100 km) of the southern coast of Sri Lanka around 6:20 Universal Time (12:20 a.m CST) on November 13. The objects orbits Earth with a period of about three weeks. Because it...
  • Images From Apollo, Ahead of Tonight's Supermoon Eclipse

    09/27/2015 2:20:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Tonight, as the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, it will also be dimmed by a total lunar eclipse. This Supermoon eclipse will reach totality at 10:11 p.m Eastern Time, and will last one hour and 12 minutes. According to NASA, it will “be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.”
  • SEXBOTS: WHY WOMEN SHOULD PANIC

    09/16/2015 8:28:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 246 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulus
    Sex with robots will be ‘the norm’ in 50 years, say experts. Men are considering the prospect with curiosity and a sense of humour. But academics and feminists are terrified and calling for them to be banned. Let me tell you why. Who, or what, men have sex with is the basis of our civilisation. It is the driving force behind our greatest accomplishments. Men don’t compete for abstract pleasure: they compete to bag the best mate. The internet, the pyramids and the moon landings would not exist were it not for man’s desire to have sex with woman.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earthrise

    09/06/2015 12:15:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | September 06, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that rising over the edge of the Moon? Earth. About 47 years ago, in December of 1968, the Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket on December 21, circled the Moon ten times in their command module, and returned to Earth on December 27. The Apollo 8 mission's impressive list of firsts includes: the first humans to journey to the Earth's Moon, the first to fly using the Saturn V rocket, and the first to photograph the Earth...
  • 'The Astronaut Wives Club' began with triteness and ended in ugliness

    08/21/2015 10:01:10 AM PDT · by Marcus · 32 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | august 21, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Astronaut Wives Club, the summer series from ABC that depicted the race to the moon as a kind of “Desperate Housewives of NASA” ended its run Thursday with the episode dealing with the Apollo moon landing and the epic adventure of Apollo 13. What began with soap opera triteness ended in a dash of ugliness. The episode sought to remind the viewer that not everyone regarded the moon landings with awe and wonder. Some reacted to the greatest technological feat in the history of humankind with rage.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

    08/02/2015 12:35:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 02, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked. In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange lunar soil. The Apollo 17 crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than was returned...
  • Man on the Moon July 20, 1969-Remembering the "Magnificent Seven" Serbs in the Apollo Space Program

    07/23/2015 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Tom Djurdjevich
    Aleksandra's Note: Many thanks to Tom Djurdjevich for this essay and reminder about the Serbs who were directly involved with the American Apollo Space Program. This makes me very proud to be an American Serb and I'm honored to call one of these gentlemen, NASA Project Coordinator David Vuich, a friend. David Vuich is one of our esteemed Serbian patriots here in America who was also very active in the "Mihailovich Monument in Washington, D.C. project" that was initiated in the mid 1970's. So glad that David Vuich is still going strong today. The Serbian Diaspora is very fortunate to...
  • 'Echoes of Apollo' is an action packed technothriller about the first space war

    06/27/2015 6:04:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    “Echoes of Apollo” by George Thompson is the sort of space faring technothriller that Tom Clancy would have been proud to have placed his name on if he was still alive. The novel is a near future story of what amounts to the first space war between China and the United States. “Echoes of Apollo” not only involve the sort of cutting edge technological toys inherent in the genre, but also makes clever use of the technology of the past. The story also casts a new light on the ongoing debate as to whether or not to return to the...
  • Russia demands probe into US moon landing

    06/20/2015 2:04:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2015 | Damien Sharkov
    Russia's investigative committee spokesman has demanded that an international investigation be launched into the US 1969 moon landings, after a US-led investigation into the world governing body Fifa, cast doubt over the fairness of choosing Russia to host the next World Cup. Nine Fifa officials were implicated in a US and Swiss investigation into the alleged corruption, with the scandal eventually leading to the organisation's president Sepp Blatter to announce his resignation. Russia and Qatar have both denied that their hosting rights are linked to any wrongdoing, however about a fortnight ago the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed...
  • Gizmodo article accuses America of space imperialism during Apollo program

    06/19/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Gizmodo, as part of a series of stories about space, ran a piece on Thursday called ‘What is Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, it’s not Tech.” The article attempts to examine some of the political impediments that have stymied the settlement of the high frontier. Unfortunately, the piece would have been more convincing had it not been for one rather glaring error. The piece suggested that the United States attempted to claim the moon as sovereign territory when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. “So much of...
  • Obama’s Asteroid: The decline of NASA and the senseless priorities of our government (P.J. O’Rourke)

    06/01/2013 11:02:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 10, 2013 | P.J. O'Rourke
    Recently I spent some time surrounded by people who are smarter than I am, who are braver and more committed to human progress, who know more about science and technology, more about business and industry, and more about budgets and expenditures. This is an experience Congress and the White House should have. Except Congress and the White House have this experience every day. And me too, but at least I know when itÂ’s happening.It was happening with unusual intensity last month in Colorado Springs at the 29th National Space Symposium. This is the biggest and most important annual worldwide gathering...
  • STENNIS TEST STAND TO SEND ASTRONAUTS BACK TO THE MOON

    05/29/2009 7:15:50 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 42 replies · 1,028+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | May 29, 2009 | J.R. WELSH
    STENNIS SPACE CENTER — A massive steel structure jutting into the sky not far from Interstate 10 is sending the world a message: NASA is taking the next step in hurtling humans back to the moon. Structural work was recently finished on the giant A-3 test stand. Now, things are moving further along in the construction phase. In April, Steel Erector Inc., of Lafayette, La., put the final steel beam on top of the towering test stand and bolted the beam in place, bearing the signatures of project team members. “We’re now 235 feet closer to going back to...