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(Twitter)   Geek takes 22 Hasselblad camera stills does computer processing to clean it up and turn it into a short video showing the Apollo 13 service module floating in space with one whole side missing   (twitter.com) divider line
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1826 clicks; posted to STEM » on 21 Oct 2020 at 9:04 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-21 7:27:29 AM  
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2020-10-21 9:20:04 AM  
That'll buff right out....
 
2020-10-21 9:41:50 AM  
Neural Network animation interpolation is a hell of a tech!
 
2020-10-21 10:27:20 AM  
I'm always a bit perplexed at what I'm looking at there. There is supposed to be a lot of panels gone but you can definitely see it looks messy. But I think the mess is on the opposite side of the normal missing panels. Compare to Apollo 15

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2020-10-21 11:18:08 AM  

dittybopper: That'll buff right out....


My dad is a TV repair man and has a sweet set of tools.
 
2020-10-21 11:21:46 AM  
they should of just reverted to launch or the VAB.
 
2020-10-21 11:38:59 AM  

edmo: I'm always a bit perplexed at what I'm looking at there. There is supposed to be a lot of panels gone but you can definitely see it looks messy. But I think the mess is on the opposite side of the normal missing panels. Compare to Apollo 15

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Apollo 14 and before didn't have the orbital science module and lunar satellite - they didn't have that ejectable panel in the side that Apollo 15-17 did (the J mission spacecraft, which combined the I mission (lunar orbit research) with the J mission (extended surface operations, read "three lunar walks and the rover".)
 
2020-10-21 11:40:50 AM  

khitsicker: they should of just reverted to launch or the VAB.


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You wanna know what I think?   I think you're some kind of deviated revert.  I think Gene Krantz found out about your reversion, and that you were organizing some kind of mutiny of reverts. Now MOVE!
 
2020-10-21 11:42:11 AM  

Anubislg: Neural Network animation interpolation is a hell of a tech!


For good or bad.

The ability to make a convincing animation from just a few stills is a powerful, but very dangerous, tool.
 
2020-10-21 12:03:06 PM  

edmo: I'm always a bit perplexed at what I'm looking at there. There is supposed to be a lot of panels gone but you can definitely see it looks messy. But I think the mess is on the opposite side of the normal missing panels. Compare to Apollo 15

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Someone has already mentioned that this is from a J mission. The service module has instruments for looking at the Moon which won't work with a metal panel in the way.

After they left the Moon, the Command Module Pilot made a spacewalk to retrieve canisters of film from that instruments package. Film back then was vastly better than digital photography and thus for a couple decades after Apollo, the best mapping of the Moon had done by the J Apollo missions. Now satellites can take better photos digitally and radio them back to Earth.
 
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