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(YouTube)   On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins lifted off to start the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. Link goes to CBS News' full coverage hosted by Walter Cronkite   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-07-16 9:08:52 AM  
Love the countdown clock that the tens digit has to flip quickly past 9-8-7-6-5.
 
2021-07-16 10:07:04 AM  
One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.
 
2021-07-16 10:27:20 AM  
On this day in 1969, Stanley Kubrick made his best movie.

/s
//and it's absurd that I have to point out that this is sarcasm
 
2021-07-16 10:47:59 AM  
For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me (2013 Stereo Mix)
Youtube rupZNrDGWrM
 
2021-07-16 10:51:58 AM  
The ads are interesting. Like United airlines bragging about its food.
 
2021-07-16 11:30:47 AM  
On this day in 1969, America made a journey to another world in the name of peace for all mankind.

Also on this day in 1969, America made a journey to a tiny Asian nation to bomb the ever-loving shiat out of it.
 
2021-07-16 11:32:36 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: On this day in 1969, Stanley Kubrick made his best movie.


Filmed entirely on location.
 
2021-07-16 12:21:05 PM  
I was there at Cape Kennedy to see the launch. It was intense.
 
2021-07-16 12:25:55 PM  
And of course there's https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/, where the Neil just gave the Saturn V a good review after the TLI burn.
 
2021-07-16 12:47:30 PM  

Professor Science: And of course there's https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/, where the Neil just gave the Saturn V a good review after the TLI burn.


http://nassp.sourceforge.net/wiki/Mai​n​_Page is an Apollo add-on to the free Orbiter space simulator, for anyone who wants to play along at home. It's been a while since I last fired it up, but I might have to spend some more time with it this weekend.

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2021-07-16 1:17:29 PM  
Walter losing it on the Apollo 4 launch is the best.

Launch of Apollo 4 first Saturn V as seen LIVE on CBS w/ Walter Cronkite
Youtube 1uoVfZpx5dY
 
2021-07-16 1:23:37 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Professor Science: And of course there's https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/, where the Neil just gave the Saturn V a good review after the TLI burn.

http://nassp.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main​_Page is an Apollo add-on to the free Orbiter space simulator, for anyone who wants to play along at home. It's been a while since I last fired it up, but I might have to spend some more time with it this weekend.

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Hell yeah! Deltaglider EX was my jam. I managed to even get that LOX in orbit and and get a shuttle to the moon safely.

Not sure why I'm having a hard time with Kerbal. Orbiter taught me a lot about orbital mechanics. Has anything been updated? I should just get Kerbal 2 and call it a day I suppose.
 
2021-07-16 1:32:06 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Ivo Shandor: Professor Science: And of course there's https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/, where the Neil just gave the Saturn V a good review after the TLI burn.

http://nassp.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main​_Page is an Apollo add-on to the free Orbiter space simulator, for anyone who wants to play along at home. It's been a while since I last fired it up, but I might have to spend some more time with it this weekend.

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Hell yeah! Deltaglider EX was my jam. I managed to even get that LOX in orbit and and get a shuttle to the moon safely.

Not sure why I'm having a hard time with Kerbal. Orbiter taught me a lot about orbital mechanics. Has anything been updated? I should just get Kerbal 2 and call it a day I suppose.


KSP 2 isn't out yet. There was a final update to the original game last month. I've started a fresh game (in Science sandbox mode) but I haven't worked far enough up the tech tree to see much of the new stuff.

https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/re​l​ease/kerbal-space-program-1-12-on-fina​l-approach-is-now-available/
 
2021-07-16 1:37:21 PM  
That slow liftoff was cool to watch.

13 Minutes to the Moon is an excellent podcast on this.  (It takes 13 minutes to go from moon orbit to the surface).
 
2021-07-16 1:49:51 PM  
The last doc was astounding. "Apollo 11" Restored footage and audio, rare stuff, no narration just radio chatter. One of the greatest moments was heart rate callouts on descent. "Armstrong is at 115 bpm. Collins 142. Ah...Aldrin is at 82bpm."

Because of course he was chill.
 
2021-07-16 2:01:28 PM  

Destructor: One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.


Aint got no universal health care
Lost my house
But whiteys on the moon......
 
2021-07-16 2:04:06 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: The last doc was astounding. "Apollo 11" Restored footage and audio, rare stuff, no narration just radio chatter. One of the greatest moments was heart rate callouts on descent. "Armstrong is at 115 bpm. Collins 142. Ah...Aldrin is at 82bpm."

Because of course he was chill.


All the more telling when he punched that moon hoaxer in the face.

You got to be a serious dick to piss off Buzz Aldrin.
 
2021-07-16 2:07:17 PM  

Linux_Yes: Destructor: One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.

Aint got no universal health care
Lost my house
But whiteys on the moon......


Yeah, it's always good to hear from the "Where's my check!" crowd.
 
2021-07-16 2:12:42 PM  

Linux_Yes: Destructor: One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.

Aint got no universal health care
Lost my house
But whiteys on the moon......


Pretty much, yeah.

Is this the thread where we air the grievances of all of history? Because... Goddamned. That's a long ass list.
 
2021-07-16 5:34:08 PM  

Ishkur: White_Scarf_Syndrome: The last doc was astounding. "Apollo 11" Restored footage and audio, rare stuff, no narration just radio chatter. One of the greatest moments was heart rate callouts on descent. "Armstrong is at 115 bpm. Collins 142. Ah...Aldrin is at 82bpm."

Because of course he was chill.

All the more telling when he punched that moon hoaxer in the face.

You got to be a serious dick to piss off Buzz Aldrin.


It was more than pissing off. Watch the full video. He spent several minutes trying to walk away. He and two other people told Bart the Idiot to leave him alone.  He was pretty much cornered when he dished out the bam-pow, right in the kisser.  Witnesses said that Bart the Idiot jabbed Aldrin with a Bible.  After checking the film and what witnesses said the DA ruled it self defense.

/That the idiot was half his age and considerably bigger makes it even more funny.
 
2021-07-16 8:15:11 PM  

zimbomba63: Linux_Yes: Destructor: One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.

Aint got no universal health care
Lost my house
But whiteys on the moon......

Yeah, it's always good to hear from the "Where's my check!" crowd.


The number one reason murcans lose their homes is healthcare costs.

And the vast majority of space travel and exploration is paid for by the public.

And private space company stock owners reap the profits.
Theres your welfare queens: sit at home stock owners enjoying the fruits of public money expenditures.

You are an amateur.
 
2021-07-16 10:16:25 PM  

Linux_Yes: zimbomba63: Linux_Yes: Destructor: One of my very first memories. My extended family were all gathered together to watch it. The air was electric.

Aint got no universal health care
Lost my house
But whiteys on the moon......

Yeah, it's always good to hear from the "Where's my check!" crowd.

The number one reason murcans lose their homes is healthcare costs.

And the vast majority of space travel and exploration is paid for by the public.

And private space company stock owners reap the profits.
Theres your welfare queens: sit at home stock owners enjoying the fruits of public money expenditures.

You are an amateur.


And "whitey on the moon" was the work of a private space company? Here's a tip: When you leave the house, make sure to have a scrap of paper with your name, address and phone number on it, pinned to your shirt. You know, just in case.
 
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