A nice piece of Saturn IB footage, aerial tracking through staging of the AS-203 launch. Enjoy!
Welcome to our Friday quiz! Today we’re going to be looking at general questions about Project Apollo. 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 “Developing Apollo” DVD set. (If you already have this set I will make a substitution) Since we’re offering prizes we ask … Read More
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
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.
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
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
45 years ago today, June 25, 1969, the first stage of the Apollo 11 Saturn V was loaded with fuel. The first stage of the Saturn V burned RP-1 (kerosene) as fuel with liquid oxygen as the oxidizer. Since this stage was the only launch vehicle stage with non-cryogenic fuel, it could be loaded in advance, even prior to the … Read More
On May 20, 1969, just two days after the launch of Apollo 10, the third Saturn V of the year headed to the pad. This was the one… Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing attempt, scheduled for a July launch. Today’s video is an edited excerpt from the Rollout track contained on our Apollo 11: Men on the Moon … Read More
Through the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (launch on July 16), we’ll be presenting a series of features detailing the preparations for the launch. Featuring edited excerpts from our Apollo 11: Men on the Moon 3-DVD set, our first entry concerns the arrival and erection of the spacecraft and launch vehicle, the sixth Saturn V to be launched. Activity … Read More
Also known as figuring things out by dropping stuff down a big tube (and filming it) When we begin to create a collection for a new DVD set, the first thing we do is sit down and list what we consider to be “must haves” for that set. Some are easy to determine (and find), and some items are added to … Read More