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Apollo 11 in Real Time

Posted By: F4UDash4

Apollo 11 in Real Time - 06/16/19 04:51 PM



Great stuff!

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/17/19 11:00 PM

Bump.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/18/19 02:38 AM

Neat!
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/18/19 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Neat!



I'm listening to them now as I scan the forum.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/18/19 10:23 PM

By the way, on the right side of the screen there are 3 buttons: "Photography" "Mission Control Audio" and "Astromaterial Samples"

The default is "Photography" and that panel shows timeline appropriate pictures. But if you switch to "Mission Control Audio" you can hear the behind the scenes audio, "Flight" discussion something with "Fido" or "Flight" telling "Capcom" something which he then passes on to the spacecraft etc.. It's real neat.


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Posted By: 33lima

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/18/19 10:41 PM

Makes me proud to be American...even though I'm not! Thanks for posting. Heady days indeed.
Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/19/19 02:19 PM

We have our nine year old daughter exploring this.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/20/19 02:34 PM

Another great site, a bit less busy than the OP site:

https://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

Gene Kranz is a tough taskmaster.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/20/19 05:00 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc1SzgGhMKc
Posted By: theOden

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/20/19 08:08 PM

about to land soon, just saying smile

/live -50 years
Posted By: vonBaur

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 01:56 AM

Fifty years ago this minute Neil Armstrong uttered the famous (though often misquoted) words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind", as he left the Lunar Excursion Module's ladder and became the first human to stand free upon the surface of our Moon.

To mark the anniversary (ok, to capitalize on it) Budweiser has produced a limited run beer christened the "Discovery Reserve". I don't often drink alcohol any more, but a couple weeks ago I bought a six-pack.

I had the first on Tuesday, the anniversary of Apollo 11's liftoff, and the second was opened at 20:17 UTC (2:17 pm Central Daylight Time, my local) today to commemorate the announcement, "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed". As I post this, I'm cracking the third to mark the leap mentioned earlier, and I'll have the fourth in 17 minutes, in honor of when Buzz Aldrin joined Armstrong on what Aldrin would call the "magnificent desolation" of the Lunar landscape.The fifth and sixth will mark respectively the pair's liftoff from the Moon and the safe and successful return to Mother Earth of Armstrong, Aldrin and Command Module pilot, Michael Collins (who must have felt somewhat like Paul Revere's horse,I suppose).
Posted By: RSColonel_131st

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 02:30 AM

Pretty fascinating stuff, thanks guys. Also for keeping track. That experience of watching these men set foot onto the moon must have been utterly amazing for the TV Audience worldwide.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 03:10 AM

My most vivid memory of this night 50 years ago was standing on the front porch beside by father (who was then 12 years younger than I am now) looking up at the moon in awe of the fact that two Americans were standing on its surface.
Posted By: LB4LB

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 03:42 AM

I was only four years old, but I remember it well. It was my older sisters birthday party and the house was full of family watching it on TV. I also remember going outside with my Dad and uncles to look up at the moon. I know I couldn't fully comprehend the extent of what was happening right then, but I will always remember what a joyful experience it was.
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 05:13 AM

It has been quite enjoyable following this in real time the last few days.
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/21/19 03:18 PM

Spurred by the memories this anniversary stirred up I was doing some searches of those involved and sadly learned that Bob Carlton, "Control" on Gene Kranz White Team, passed away only a few months ago.

https://www.facebook.com/goflightunsungheroes/posts/2256955031220354
Posted By: F4UDash4

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/24/19 12:02 PM

This is a bit shocking and sad, but for some reason I always had a suspicion about his death. He seemed very healthy and strong in his last public appearance. Coincidentally the commander of Apollo 12, Pete Conrad, died due to poor medical care.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/neil-armstrong-6-million-dollars-malpractice-settlement
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/24/19 12:25 PM

Originally Posted by F4UDash4
This is a bit shocking and sad, but for some reason I always had a suspicion about his death. He seemed very healthy and strong in his last public appearance. Coincidentally the commander of Apollo 12, Pete Conrad, died due to poor medical care.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/neil-armstrong-6-million-dollars-malpractice-settlement



I just read that earlier this morning and indeed it is terrible what Armstrong went through. A similar situation happened with the actor Bill Paxton.
Posted By: semmern

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/24/19 04:55 PM

One of Armstrong’s rare interviews. A very good one, as always!

Posted By: Mr_Blastman

Re: Apollo 11 in Real Time - 07/24/19 05:06 PM

Having had open heart surgery a decade ago to repair my valve and fix an ascending aortic aneurysm, I'm familiar with Armstrong and Paxton. Paxton had a similar operation to mine:

https://doctordaliah.wordpress.com/...eurysm-repair-prior-to-his-fatal-stroke/

And a stroke got him. What I don't know is if it happened when they were warming him up after surgery, or after he was warm and threw plaque or a clot. When you have this kind of surgery, your brain is either completely disconnected from blood flow, or a machine processes the blood for a time while the surgeon repairs your ascending aorta. Your body is also chilled to the point that the metabolism of the brain nearly stops, thus protecting it from oxygen deprivation. A big risk from this surgery is if your body is warmed too quickly afterwards, bubbles can form in the blood which can cause a stroke. Needless to say I was very anxious going in, and asked my surgeon on the table to warm me very slowly. The risks are there, and I was blessed with waking up okay, though I do recall the world looking like vertical hold had broken on a television set for a day. I feel bad about Bill, he was an awesome actor.

Armstrong died from bleeding that occured after they removed his heart electrodes. When you have these surgeries that require cracking the chest, common practice was to implant drainage tubes for the pericardium and chest cavity, and electrodes to maintain a steady heart rhythm. The drainage tubes are pretty nasty because all sorts of fluid and blood comes out, and when they yank them out is very unpleasant. I remember blood oozing from the two holes for a day after they were removed, and formed three inch long dangling scabs. As for the electrodes removed, that was one of the wildest sensations I've ever felt. I remember when the nurse got up on the bed upon her knees, bent over my chest and grabbed the electrode harness with a tight fist and yanked hard. My body felt as if a web of sparks crawled across and through my chest like a star exploded inside of me. Afterwards, I felt fine.

Long story short, heart surgery sucks. I'm glad I had mine though. Word of advice to anyone that may face such a surgery: interview multiple surgeons and find one that specializes in exactly what you are having done. Mine did 140 such surgeries a year, and was one of the best in the world. Fortunately I had insurance that allowed me to choose him.
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