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Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm
by Flatfingers
I've been enjoying listening to "Apollo 11 in Real Time": the actual audio from all the NASA Mission Control stations, sequenced as it happened -- 11,000 hours of it.

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

I was watching when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon. I remember calling my mom to come watch, because I knew something amazing was happening. But she preferred to sit in her sewing room, possibly because she was about 8.5 months pregnant at the time and wasn't feeling all that nimble.

It's a very odd feeling to realize it's been 50 years since I was that kid. But I still get excited by new discoveries.

May the next 50 years see us recover the Apollo spirit of exploration.

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 am
by Silverware
Flatfingers wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm
May the next 50 years see us recover the Apollo spirit of exploration.
50 years from first powered flight, to landing on the moon.
50 years on from then sees us move from room sized computers, to wristwatches with more power, from a megabyte the size of a car, to a terabyte that fits in your pocket watch pocket.

The first one was powered from the wish to get laid...
The second from the wish to watch people getting laid...

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:13 am
by Cody
I watched the landing from a bar in Spain. That first message - "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." - was awesome!
If you'd told me then that fifty years on we still wouldn't have a manned base on Luna, I'd have laughed. Surely not?

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:24 am
by outlander
Another Soyuz launch, with a rather low image quality (as usual :D ), and being a night launch didn't help. There are some cool shots of interstage fairings separating, though.

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 am
by outlander
Qualification launch of Soyuz MS-type spacecraft on a Soyuz-2 launcher. Nothing unusual, except a humanoid-ish robot instead of the human crew.

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am
by zircher
Chandrayaan-2 landing on the moon in about two hours.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqQe7Ws ... e=youtu.be

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:37 am
by Talvieno
Ah, thanks! Best of luck to India on nailing the landing. :)

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:47 pm
by Cody
Bangalore, we have a problem!

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:58 am
by zircher
So close! Must be a crushing blow. And, Pakistani trolls need to STFU and get their own assets into space.

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:57 pm
by Cody
India and Pakistan hate each other, so the trolling is no surprise. Imagine a world without the damn twattersphere!
It is kinda worrying that both nations possess nuclear weapons. Kashmir would be the flashpoint - again.

Re: Rocket Lunches

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:04 pm
by Talvieno
They got pretty close to landing, at least. Only a couple kilometers up before they started having problems. That's really not that bad - especially as it stayed as close to the intended course as it did the rest of the way.