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(YouTube)   Walter Cronkite hosts CBS News' full coverage of the first landing on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on this day in 1969. Come for worries about leaving germs on the Moon, stay for the funky CBS News simulations   (youtube.com) divider line
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I remember being disappointed. We had a brand new Motorola console color TV and the camera on the LEM was black and white fer crissakes! How could they not afford to put a color camera on the thing?
 
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You mean that guy Kenneth who didn't know the frequency?
 
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Oh, man, I remember being fascinated by the weird CBS animations. The actually broadcast "behind the scenes" documentaries about making the weird animations that were as interesting (to a six-year-old) as the actual moon landing footage. If you told me today that a young Jim Henson worked on them, I'd just say "yeah, that scans."
 
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Time to get going on the Moon. It has been too long. Let's get started.

Robots and a few humans start making habitats. Make solar and nuclear installations. Dig some tunnels. Start smelting operations for mirrors and oxygen and water. Set up your mass driver and start manufacturing and exporting to build and fuel your spaceships. Dig some holes. Stack some rocks. Smelt some ore. More remotely controlled robots. A few more humans.

Put a great telescope on the "other side of the moon" and never get light pollution from Earth again.

Then start sending your slow ships on Hohmann transfer orbits to Phobos and Deimos to be married up with manned vehicles over a few years.

Doing nearly everything from the Moon will be cheaper than doing it from Earth once we get started. We just have to start. It is a baby step. It is the first step.

There is so much to do and so many people willing to do it.
 
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someone get me a damn time gate. I wanna go HOME.
 
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We've made a lot of technological advancements since then, no question. I was born in '74, so it was before my birth. But to me, this was the peak of our cultural and societal advancement. It had its flaws, like every other era, but it marked the peak of our collective imagination. We've become a narcissistic, selfish, paranoid society since then, and our trajectory would indicate that's not likely to change until well after I'm gone.
 
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flamark: I remember being disappointed. We had a brand new Motorola console color TV and the camera on the LEM was black and white fer crissakes! How could they not afford to put a color camera on the thing?


No available bandwidth on the downlink was the reason I heard. Remember: old electronics, not as powerful and weighed more/took up more space than today.  The camera technology would have been another issue: vidicon tubes -- you'd either need 3 or a color wheel.

This is all from memory. I'm sure a Google would get you the details.
 
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Flowery Twats: flamark: I remember being disappointed. We had a brand new Motorola console color TV and the camera on the LEM was black and white fer crissakes! How could they not afford to put a color camera on the thing?

No available bandwidth on the downlink was the reason I heard. Remember: old electronics, not as powerful and weighed more/took up more space than today.  The camera technology would have been another issue: vidicon tubes -- you'd either need 3 or a color wheel.

This is all from memory. I'm sure a Google would get you the details.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_​T​V_camera
 
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