Take the Apollo 15 Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz! (On Monday. I missed Friday… due to illness. Let’s just call it a scrub) With the anniversary of the mission going on, we’re going to be looking at the mission of Apollo 15. Good Luck! This quiz will be available, but prize eligibility will end on Wednesday at midnight US EDT. This quiz, one prize: (drawn from the high scores): One copy of … Read More

Happy 45th Anniversary, Everyone!

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Today is the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and EVA. Honestly, I thought I’d be spending these days at the Tranquility Base Museum, but we’ve still a ways to go for that. Let us celebrate the achievement and remember its magnificence. Here’s our look for Apollo 11, 45 Years on…

Take the Apollo 11 Moonwalk Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz! With this week’s 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, we’ve started off with the second of our Apollo 11 quizzes, all about the Moonwalk. Good Luck! This quiz will be available, but prize eligibility will end on Sunday at midnight US EDT. This quiz, one prize: (drawn from the high scores): One copy of our Mission to the Moon DVD set. (If you already have this set … Read More

Eagle’s Final Approach on Your iPad…

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This video is taken from a portion of the Spacecraft Apps 1st Landing App for iPad. It features this simulation, from before PDI, of the Eagle’s approach, with DSKY display, attitude, ground track, and key indicators of the landing. The App itself is loaded with information on Eagle and the first lunar landing, and is available in the iTunes store. … Read More

How to Look Cool In A Hard Hat

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On June 10, 1969, the Apollo 11 prime and backup crews took a tour of the pad and the emergency egress procedures. Here’s the result. The audio is from the July 16 countdown. Just one of the nuggets from our Apollo 11 3-DVD set.

Take the Apollo 11 Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz! With next week’s 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, we’ve started off with the first of two Apollo 11 quizzes. Good Luck! This quiz will be available, but prize eligibility will end on Sunday at midnight US EDT. This quiz, one prize: (drawn from the high scores): One copy of our Mission to the Moon DVD set. (If you already have this set I will … Read More

Preparing Apollo 11: “Ordnance”

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The first day of the countdown of the Saturn V launch vehicle involved the installation of ordnance, explosives in the form of pyrotechnics on the spacecraft and ordnance on the launch vehicle. In fact, the original description for the Mobile Service Structure was the “arming tower,” as it allowed access to the vehicle for the ordnance installation. For safety these explosives … Read More

Take the “Saturn V” Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz (released early on Thursday)! Since we colonials celebrate this little thing called “Independence Day” on July 4th, and many will be off-the-grid and into other festivities, I’m releasing this quiz a wee-bit early. All week we’ve been posting about the countdown for Apollo 11, and the Saturn V. This week’s quiz is all about the Saturn … Read More

Preparing Apollo 11: Countdown Demonstration Test

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Forty-five years ago this week, Apollo 11 was undergoing the countdown demonstration test, which ended successfully on July 3, 1969. The countdown demonstration test took the launch vehicle, spacecraft, launch crew and flight crew through a complete countdown, including fueling the vehicle. Altogether the CDDT was a six-day operation, including the loading of nearly 6 million pounds of propellants. On … Read More

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