Posts Tagged 'Apollo 11'

Outtake Photos from Apollo 11’s 1969 Moon Landing

According to Quartz –

The first human set foot on the moon 49 years ago on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong emerged from the Apollo 11 lander. Along with the footage that was broadcast live on television, iconic images of the lunar expedition come from still photos the astronauts took themselves on a Hasselblad camera. The photos provide exceedingly crisp depictions of the lunar surface, the astronauts’ equipment and candid shots of the explorers themselves.

Included as well are less meticulously composed, almost accidental-looking images taken by the astronauts over the course of their mission.

Continue reading HERE.

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Apollo 11 Pieces Recovered From Ocean

apollo11engineCNet reports –

A year after discovering rockets from the Apollo 11 moon mission on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Bezos Expeditions has recovered “many prime pieces” of the engines, Jeff Bezos blogged today. Amazon’s billionaire founder and chief executive wrote that the crew of the ship Seabed Worker spent three weeks at sea, working almost three miles below the surface to pull up the various piece of the engines. “We’ve seen an underwater wonderland — an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program,” Bezos wrote. “Each piece we bring on deck conjures for me the thousands of engineers who worked together back then to do what for all time had been thought surely impossible.”

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Neil Armstrong – A Short 1970 Interview on BBC [video]

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died today.

First Man To Pee On The Moon – And 4 Other Odd Apollo 11 Facts

On the 42nd. anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the HousonPress reported 5 very weird facts about the mission.

One giant leak for mankind — Neil Armstrong may have been the first man to set foot on the moon, but Buzz Aldrin was the first one to take a leak on it. As millions watched across the globe unknowingly, Buzz let loose the floodgates and enjoyed a good old session of draining the lizard.

Read all 5 items HERE.

Neil Armstrong Talks About Time On Lunar Surface

NPR reports –

Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?
Today Neil Armstrong wrote in to say, here are the reasons:
* It was really, really hot on the moon, 200 degrees Fahrenheit. We needed protection.
* We were wearing new-fangled, water-cooled uniforms and didn’t know how long the coolant would last.
* We didn’t know how far we could go in our space suits.
* NASA wanted us to conduct our experiments in front of a fixed camera.
* We [meaning Neil] cheated just a little, and very briefly bounded off to take pictures of some interesting bedrock.

Read Neil Armstrong’s email HERE.

Secrets of The First Moon Landing

Very interesting list of  unusual, little known events that occurred during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. A few (the last 2) were news even to me, a NASA fanboy.

Read the list HERE.

NASA Releases Better Image Of Apollo 11 Landing Site [pic]

NASA reports –

This is LROC’s first picture of Apollo 11 after LRO dropped into its 50 km mapping orbit. At this altitude, very small details of Tranquility Base can be discerned. The footpads of the LM are clearly discernible. Components of the Early Apollo Science Experiments Package (EASEP) are easily seen, as well.

Continue reading HERE.

See the full image HERE.

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