Original Mission Video as aired in July 1969 depicting the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. The Apollo 11 (EVA) began at 10:39:33 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on the Lunar Module’s descent stage. A camera on this module provided live television coverage of man’s first step on the Moon. On this, their one and only EVA, the astronauts had a great deal to do in a short time. During this first visit to the Moon, the astronauts remained within about 100 meters of the lunar module, collected about 47 pounds of samples, and deployed four experiments. After spending approximately 2 hours and 31 minutes on the surface, the astronauts ended the EVA at 1:11:13 a.m. EDT on July 21.
WSJ’s The Future of Everything Podcast
The Apollo program to go to the moon marks the only time humans have left our home planet to set foot on another world. The biggest effect of this voyage was transforming the civilization it left behind.
I was doing some searches on the internet and ran across a pdf of an old Radio Shack Catalog from 1989. This oldie but goodie just shows how much technology has changed in 30 years. Page 2: Fax machine, page 4 a “Brick” Cell Phone (for $1500) and page 9, an over the shoulder VHS camcorder, not to mention VCR’s, answering machines, dot matrix printers and, my personal favorite, the Tandy 102 Portable Computer (page 167)! So many gems to look at in this old catalog! Enjoy!
Went to make a change to the site and realized my theme was way out of date and broken. Hope you like the new look!
This has nothing to do with anything I normally post, but I was blown away by a colleague who told me that the biggest joke of the movie Airplane, most people do not know……it is really based on a serious movie done in 1957 called Zero Hour.
You can also read more about the relationship HERE.
This is a sad state of affairs but more US kids would rather be a YouTube Star than an Astronaut.
This graphic Sums up the survey:
The full article for Ars Technica is available HERE
A wonderful podcast on the history of the Apollo program. Also puts the push to the moon in historical context. If you are a space history buff…this podcast is for you!