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Real Time Apollo 13
« on: April 11, 2020, 12:10:45 pm »
In a paralell universe where COVID-19 never happened, we are today going to Kennedy Space Center.

Since I am in this universe, I'm going to be listening to Real Time Apollo 13 all day by way of compensation. Currently T-8:01, with Launch around 8:13 this evening.

I may even get up at 4am Tuesday to hear the iconic
Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here.
as it happened.



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Re: Real Time Apollo 13
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 07:39:55 pm »
No way - I'm still exhausted from listening to the replay of the 3rd Ashes Test.
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Re: Real Time Apollo 13
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 08:56:27 am »
Utterly gripping.  Being able to listen to the back room talkback loops is key.  The fact that they've made the effort to sync them all up on a timeline makes it more real.  We put it on the proper TV and listened for about four hours yesterday.

It helps if you've learned the listening-to-three-conversations-at-once trick of talkback.  The transcript only covers what was on the main Flight Director / CapCom / Public Affairs mix.  Much of the real work is on the EECOM and GNC loops which aren't on the transcript so you have to actually listen.
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