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Offline Kjelt

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For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« on: June 18, 2019, 05:16:35 pm »
Made by a NASA historian, all conserved data now available

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

Included real-time elements:
All mission control film footage
All TV transmissions and onboard film footage
2,000 photographs
11,000 hours of Mission Control audio
240 hours of space-to-ground audio
All onboard recorder audio
15,000 searchable utterances
Post-mission commentary
Astromaterials sample data
 
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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 05:23:12 pm »
That is an absolutely astonishing web site.  Well done!
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 05:26:43 pm »
I like it, lots of detaild to look at and easy to use.
 

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 05:31:46 pm »
Tthat is awesome stuff!
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 05:35:36 pm »
For those of us who actually lived the period of the space race in general, and the moon landings in particular, this website is a pure gold mother lode.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 08:17:23 pm »
NASA really did go to a lot of work to fake those landings ;)

I think most people do not really realize or comprehend the scale of the project.

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THE PROMISE OF SPACE -- Arthur C. Clarke (1968) -- Chapter 15 -- THE VEHICLE

 It is all too easy to become numbed by statistics when contemplating Saturn 5, but here is a modest figure that is nevertheless highly impressive. The vehicle carries more than thirteen times its empty weight in propellants, despite the fact that two of these--liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen--require special insulation--because of their extremely low temperatures. And to make matters worse, hydrogen also demands very large storage tanks in proportion to its weight; it is the lightest liquid known, with only one fourteenth of the density of water.

To lift this 3,000 tons of dead weight off the pad, APOLLO 13the first stage uses five rocket engines (hence the designation 5), each of a million and a half pounds' thrust, giving a total thrust of 7,500,000 pounds, or 3,750 tons. The margin to produce this lift is rather small, and the vehicle will therefore rise quite slowly until it has lightened itself by burning fuel.
   
It does this at the unbelievable rate of fifteen tons per second, and this introduces another awesome statistic. The pumps necessary to drive such quantities of fuel and oxidizer into the giant combustion chambers require turbines generating a total of 300,000 hp to drive them; this is twice the engine power of the largest ocean liner. There are few other facts which demonstrate so conclusively the new order of magnitudes involved in space transportation. The giant engines that propel the floating cities of the North Atlantic could not even run the fuel pumps of the Saturn 5.
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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 08:19:44 pm »
Watching from T -1 minute gave me serious goosebumps  :-+ Watching that rocket lift off is absolutely amazing, even now. I can only imagine what an event this was originally.

A remarkable thing that NASA did back then, and kudos to the many enthusiasts who bring that time somewhat back to live with sites like this.
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 10:20:07 pm »
Go visit JFK space center in Florida when you have the chance.
I went in 1985 with my two metres I felt a dwarf standing next to the massive five motors of the apollo first stage. Walking around it (it lied on its side) you get a real good impression how enormous these rockets were.
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 03:31:43 am »
Kjelt, There's a similar Saturn rocket here in Huntsville , Alabama. When I take people on a tour, I always make sure i show them the SMALL things that combine to make the huge rocket. Every one of those brackets, welds, rivets, data cables --- all the parts that go together --- were engineered in detail, machined, cut, soldered, installed and tested --- basically hand-built by real persons.  It's easy to get blown away by the sheer size and power of the thing; but you will truly understand the effort that went into it only if you revert to the macro view; then it's breathtaking.

I got to spend lots of time climbing around on it while we were getting ready to static-fire the first booster.  That was decades ago, but it's still fresh in my mind! 
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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 05:44:23 am »
I was so impressed, just bought this...

https://www.ozgameshop.com/sci-fi-and-space-model-kits/apollo-11-saturn-v-rocket-50th-anniversary-first-moon-landing-196-revell-model-kit

There is a window of opportunity as the July Afternoon approaches. I don't want to miss out. There is another reason for this. In 1970, I received an original Revell Apollo 11 kit for Christmas from my then recently widowed mother. It meant a lot to me and I built it with great care. I remember my 38 year old father just made it to see the Apollo 11 mission. Unfortunately a kid who lived down the street  smashed it up beyond repair. I was devastated. I just hope this kit will be something like the original in detail. My guess is it won't be, but still it is worth doing.

As a treat for Apollo 11 fans, you might be interested in hearing the music of this Aussie Country and Western singer in 1971. (There are two genres of music I don't like: Country AND Western. But this an exception...  a tribute to the historic 1969 moon landing by American astronauts, particularly Neil Armstrong)

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 10:16:08 am »
Kjelt. thank you.  :-+  :-+  :-+
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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 12:50:19 pm »
NASA really did go to a lot of work to fake those landings ;)

In those days it would have been difficult to edit-in the 2.5 sec. Earth to Moon delay to the audio recordings, which probably explains how they missed a few. :)

I did look at that site for some Earth-Moon recordings but I could find my way around it!

CML+  That took much longer than I thought it would.
 

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 03:11:52 pm »
I've visited all three sites: JFK in Florida, Huntsville in Alabama, and of course Houston, Texas.

I would say that all three places, while showing similar stuff, differ in the details. In a sense, they are complementary.

I was most impressed with the Saturn V's guidance computer on display at Huntsville, which is assembled in the periphery of the inter-stage coupling ring. As chukker mentions, the amount of boxes, wiring and interconnections is simply amazing! One has to be an actual engineer to appreciate the mammoth effort spent on this single subassembly.

 

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 03:31:52 pm »
Yeah; and the rocket was just the tip of the iceberg.  The stuff remaining on the ground (support equipment, test fixtures, launch complexes, etc.) was built to similar standards even though it wasn't flight hardware. The more you chew on it, the bigger it gets...
 

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2019, 03:43:42 pm »
 This site is simple incredible. The effort to combine all of that information and make it run real time.. Got a couple of space enthusiast as coworkers and they're both watching it now. I want to put it up on the big display in our conference room tomorrow to watch the landing.
 I was too young to recall watching it, but I know I did. I was about 2 1/2 at the time. My parents weren't science oriented in any way, but they knew this was an important moment so they had me awake and watching (it was nap time here). I can;t recall any details from that age, but when I listen to transcripts of the landing it definitely triggers something in my brain that tells me I've heard this all before.
 I've only been to Houston, but I remember walking up to that Saturn V there in amazement. I think the engineer vs non-engineer can be summed up pretty simply. The average person sees it and is like "wow, that's huge". The engineer looks at it and says "wow, that is so complex".
 

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Re: For apollo 11 lovers: https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 03:52:35 pm »
That is... incredible.
 


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