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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #25 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:28:00 pm »
I just noticed that yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 10.

In amongst the Saturn V images are some wonderful pictures. They bring the engineering to life even more.

Yep, couldn't agree more. That type of work/project I (would) find really exciting; it would be the ideal environment for me. Not that I am complaining (I have my fair deal of exciting projects).
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #26 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:30:11 pm »







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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #27 on: 19 May, 2009, 02:46:44 pm »
This one gives me the willies every time I see it or a variant.


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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #28 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:15:30 pm »


That's an inappropriate salute if ever I saw one   ::-)
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #29 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:17:32 pm »
Black hole is sucking at his head.  :o
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #30 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:20:57 pm »
Werner von Braun will have been a user of that salute early in his career.

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #31 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:59:59 pm »


That's an inappropriate salute if ever I saw one   ::-)

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #32 on: 19 May, 2009, 04:03:22 pm »
Yep, couldn't agree more. That type of work/project I (would) find really exciting; it would be the ideal environment for me. Not that I am complaining (I have my fair deal of exciting projects).

Exciting maybe, but it's hardly rocket-science.

Re: Apollo images
« Reply #33 on: 26 May, 2009, 02:40:20 pm »
Apollophiles may also find this interesting, from today's Guardian: The moon shoot: film of Apollo mission on show again after 35 years in the can | Film | The Guardian

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #34 on: 26 March, 2024, 02:12:15 am »
Rather than start a new thread, here's an Apollo image...

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #35 on: 26 March, 2024, 09:35:11 am »
It really does like like a thing from another era. Jules Verne would have approved.
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #36 on: 26 March, 2024, 10:31:59 am »

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #37 on: 26 March, 2024, 11:10:47 am »
Ha, there's a good one by Michelangelo, too - also unfinishe...

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #38 on: 26 March, 2024, 11:32:21 am »
It really does like like a thing from another era. Jules Verne would have approved.

I have seem it before, 25 years ago, but that didn’t take away from the extraordinary-ness of it…

So claustrophobic, tiny, and yet so important!
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #39 on: 26 March, 2024, 12:20:30 pm »
The claustrophobia, absolutely (I can't do a scan without valium).  Love the carrying handles on yours, Jaded - "OK, lads ... after 3!"

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #40 on: 27 March, 2024, 09:00:54 am »
Amazing that they went to all that effort to create a capsule for the back story.  Probably did it while filming the "landing" on a Hollywood sound stage.  The shadows are all wrong.  I read it on the Internet.
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #41 on: 27 March, 2024, 11:50:23 am »
The claustrophobia, absolutely (I can't do a scan without valium).  Love the carrying handles on yours, Jaded - "OK, lads ... after 3!"

Apparently they were there in case of an EVA, something to hold onto. I have to say they didn’t look like that was their use!
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #42 on: 27 March, 2024, 07:22:09 pm »
Some of the engineering "high tech" is not nearly what you imagine, when you see it close up, is it?  I remember gasping when I visited the Science Museum in Manchester and saw the prototype English Electric P1 which became the Lightning.  It's basically just a bag of exposed rivets and some test pilot flew it at 1000 mph and then went to the canteen for a pie.

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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #43 on: 27 March, 2024, 07:23:23 pm »
That leaves the important questions unanswered: what sort of pie?
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Re: Apollo images
« Reply #44 on: 27 March, 2024, 07:35:13 pm »
One that was slightly more processed than the P1 at that stage, I expect!

Re: Apollo images
« Reply #45 on: 27 March, 2024, 08:53:35 pm »
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Apollo images
« Reply #46 on: 27 March, 2024, 09:07:37 pm »