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Jul 21

crookedindifference:

Read the Apollo 11 Flight Plan in Its 353-Page Entirety

Exactly 45 years ago today, after months of preparation, Apollo 11 embarked on its now-legendary mission to the moon. But what exactly does it take to send three men into the great, vacuous unknown? See for yourself.

This 353-page document is the entire Apollo 11 flight plan in all its scientific glory. And if it gets a little confusing it’s because this is one of those rare cases where, yes, it actually is rocket science.

Thankfully, the National Archives does provide a small amount of decoding of the highly technical literature. This acronym key should be of some help:

  • CSM = Command Service Module
  • CMP = Command Module Pilot (Mike Collins)
  • LM = Lunar Module
  • CDR = Commander of the Mission (Neil Armstrong)
  • LMP = Lunar Module Pilot (Buzz Aldrin)
  • MCC-H = Mission Control Center-Houston.
  • LLM = Lunar Landing Mision
  • S/C = Spacecraft

And as an added bonus, NASA has also kindly made available the entire Apollo 11 onboard voice transcription. Yep—you get to be privy to every last word uttered between our three space heroes as they were making history happen.

(via scienceing)


Jul 19
humanoidhistory:

A vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 5, 1971. (Stellar Views)

humanoidhistory:

A vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 5, 1971. (Stellar Views)


70sscifiart:

70s Soviet futurism, via Io9


Jul 17
estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

(via shoukichikun)


Jul 13

mucholderthen:

Moons of the Solar System

size comparison chart of [23 of the 173] moons in the Solar System 
(
Dan Matutina)

(via scientificillustration)


Jul 7
humanoidhistory:

Miami-Dade Junior College administrators with a new IBM 1620 computer, between 1963 and 1973.

humanoidhistory:

Miami-Dade Junior College administrators with a new IBM 1620 computer, between 1963 and 1973.


Jul 6

humanoidhistory:

The space shuttle on the cover of Time magazine through the years.

(via thedemon-hauntedworld)


Jun 25

starstufflady:

This magazine was for sale at a consignment shop in town. I scraped up my last bit of spending money for the week and bought it. It’s great! :)

(via humanoidhistory)


Jun 23
tentaclegarden:

endlessregression:From Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy Antique atlas by Asa Smith published circa 1850. 

tentaclegarden:

endlessregression:From Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy Antique atlas by Asa Smith published circa 1850. 


Jun 18

humanoidhistory:

Vintage NASA illustrations show the differences among Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecrafts.

(via laboratoryequipment)


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