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#4483381 - 07/19/19 05:24 PM Apollo 11 - Flying the final approach to Tranquility Base  
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I receive a ton of science-related press releases and 99.9% get deleted. This press release from ASU got my full attention! smile


Flying the final approach to Tranquility Base
Recreated video shows what Neil Armstrong saw when he took over the first lunar landing

https://asunow.asu.edu/20190716-flying-final-approach-tranquility-base

This video is in the ASU press release


July 16, 2019

As the Apollo 11 Lunar Module approached the moon's surface for the first manned landing, commander Neil Armstrong switched off the auto-targeting feature of the LM's computer and flew the spacecraft manually to a landing. A new video, created at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, shows what Armstrong saw out his window as the lander descended — and you'll see for yourself why he took over control.

A team led by Mark Robinson, principal investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) and professor in the school, recreated the view in a striking video. They used the crew's voice recording, the timings, a video taken on film and images taken from lunar orbit by the LROC over the last 10 years.

Said Robinson, "The only visual record of the actual Apollo 11 landing is from a 16 mm time-lapse movie camera, running at six frames a second and mounted in Buzz Aldrin’s window." Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was designated as the LM pilot, although for the actual landing his role was to announce the LM's altitude and rates of descent and forward motion. He stood on the right side of the cabin.

"Due to the small size of the lander windows and the angle at which the movie camera was mounted, what mission commander Neil Armstrong saw as he flew the LM to the landing was not recorded," Robinson explained. Armstrong's place was on the cabin's left side.


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#4483382 - 07/19/19 05:27 PM Re: Apollo 11 - Flying the final approach to Tranquility Base [Re: Patrocles]  
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Several more links on Apollo 11 at the end of the ASU press release. Apologies if they have already been posted.

https://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/1097

https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap11fj/index.html


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#4483384 - 07/19/19 06:29 PM Re: Apollo 11 - Flying the final approach to Tranquility Base [Re: Patrocles]  
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Awesome video, just to point out that it was more difficult for Apollo 12 as there is less gravity on the other side of the moon which is where they landed.

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