Take the Apollo Quiz!

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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

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.

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

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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