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meshpig
07-20-2009, 05:09 AM
The first ten minutes of Neil Armstrong leaving the tranquility base were beamed out of the telescope near where I lived at the time (Honeysuckle Creek/A.C.T./Australia) because Armstrong had broken the knob off the circuit breaker for the fire engines switch and had to use a pen, thus was delayed by 7 hours and Houston was then on the other side of the globe.

Remember?

-Are we copping it here because of that little detail or is it as prolific elsewhere as well?

cresshead
07-20-2009, 05:23 AM
www.spacevidcast.com

also live re run of apollo 11
http://wechoosethemoon.org/

it take a while to load so hang in there [flash]

meshpig
07-20-2009, 05:37 AM
www.spacevidcast.com

also live re run of apollo 11
http://wechoosethemoon.org/

it take a while to load so hang in there [flash]

Thanks chief... good links, but are you getting the full July 20 1969 40th anniversary or is it just us?

zapper1998
07-20-2009, 06:04 AM
there are threads on Apollo 11, but they are hidden top secret stuff, dude's in black suits and stuff .... :)

cresshead
07-20-2009, 06:08 AM
it's all over the bbc site..loads of programs on their iplayer..pretty much wall to wall.
spacevidcast is THE place for space chatter.

there's a russian rocket thread here...beensomewhat derailed but looks back on track with 'space' now not politics...

meshpig
07-20-2009, 06:21 AM
Oh, good so it's not just some isolated cable TV gizmo here. Will check it out.

Matt
07-20-2009, 06:30 AM
It was Photoshop'd :D

meshpig
07-20-2009, 06:40 AM
It was Photoshop'd :D

If you can remember how crude TV was in those days...

cresshead
07-20-2009, 06:59 AM
1969:-
no personal computers
no photoshop
no internet
no 'paint'
no windows
no upgrades
no apple
no unix, irix, linux or osx
no mouse
no ilm
no pixar
no newtek
no iphones
no playstations
no microsoft
no nintendo
no atari
no internet
no f'n twitter
no facebook
no my space
no youtube
no google
no podcasts
no trackpads
no wacom
no silicon graphics
no mental ray
no renderman
no 3dsmax
no maya
no power animator
no softimage
no poser
no daz3d!
no bryce
no modo
no notepad
no gps
no 'office'
no blackberry
no flash
no adobe anything
no macromedia
no altavista
no spry mosaic
no compuserve
no gif
no psd
no intel
no amd
no isa slots
no agp
no pci
no pci express
no 3.5 drives
no cdrom
no dvd
no usb
no firwire
no computer viruses
no phone text messaging
no itunes
no autodesk
no amazon.com
no vhs
no betamax
no dat
no mini disc
no digital cameras
no email
no .com ANYTHING:D
no forums!:devil:
no bluetooth
no wifi
no networks
no laptop computers
no netbooks
no tower computers [desktop]
no amiga, sinclair, vic20, dragon32, acorn bbc, msx computers, no home computers of any kind..
no lcd displays
no plasma displays
no HD dvd or blueray
no paint programs to buy
no brushes...
no clone brush
no undo [lw took this onboard for a long time though!?]:lol:
no blue screens
no green screens
no motion capture
no bone rigs
no ik
no deformers
no morphs
no ambient occlusion
no global illumination software
no radiosity software
no phong shading
no blinn shading
no teapot primative

wireframe?....yes..on a huge mainframe computer

concorde?...first flight 1969
boeing 747?... first flight 1969
slide rules? yes
VERY clever people..yes.
risk takers yes, unlike today with the nanny state we're in today where ther's an risk assessment form for everything.

Matt
07-20-2009, 07:18 AM
When you put it that way Cress' 1969 was crap! :D

Not that I was alive then, 4 years away for me!

Lightwolf
07-20-2009, 07:33 AM
When you put it that way Cress' 1969 was crap! :D

Just wait a little longer and it'll be just like '96 again... at least according to that list ;)

Cheers,
Mike

meshpig
07-20-2009, 07:52 AM
... 1969

Hippy girls with hairy armpits?
2B graphite pencils
Major Matt Mason
Captain Scarlet and the Misterons
Prince Planet
Lysergic acid diethylamide
Jimi Hendrix
Kimba the White Lion
The seekers
Richard Nixon
Orange Corduroy flares
Carnaby St
The Doors
The Boeing 707
Tobacco advertising
2001 a Space Odyssey (1968)
The Safari Suit
Paisley skivvies
The de Havilland Comet
Dusty Springfield
Yamaha motorcycles

I wonder though, when early man set out across the oceans 50 000 years ago no one scripted the words "one small step for man, one great leap for mankind" for him.

Manned trips to Mars. What the F for?

Lightwolf
07-20-2009, 08:06 AM
I wonder though, when early man set out across the oceans 50 000 years ago no one scripted the words "one small step for man, one great leap for mankind" for him.
That's because it wasn't on live TV... d'oh! :D

Cheers
Mike

cresshead
07-20-2009, 08:12 AM
pan-am airlines
airfix kits and that smelly glue!
making bolserwood gliders with tissuepaper covered wings
lego
trainsets from hornby
00 scale army plastic figures in boxes
films>>
easy rider
carry on camping
the italian job

January 5 – The Soviet Union launches Venera 5 toward Venus.

January 15 – The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.


February 24 – The Mariner 6 Mars probe is launched.

March 3 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 (James McDivitt, David Scott, Rusty Schweickart) to test the lunar module.

March 13 – Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.

# May 16 – Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
# May 17 – Venera program: Soviet probe Venera 6 begins to descend into Venus' atmosphere, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
# May 18 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 (Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, John Young) is launched, on the full dress-rehearsal for the Moon landing.
# May 22 – Apollo program: Apollo 10's lunar module flies to within 15,400 m of the Moon's surface.
# May 26 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth, after a successful 8-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming first manned Moon landing.
July 16 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins) lifts off toward the first landing on the Moon.
July 24 – The Apollo 11 astronauts return from the first successful Moon landing, and are placed in biological isolation for several days, on the chance they may have brought back lunar germs. The airless lunar environment is later determined to preclude microscopic life.

August 5 – Mariner program: Mariner 7 makes its closest fly-by of Mars (3,524 kilometers).

November 19 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum ("Ocean of Storms"), becoming the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
November 24 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 spacecraft splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.

mopsy and mini...my 2 pet rabbits!

cresshead
07-20-2009, 08:27 AM
nasa briefing at 230 pm gmt [in les than 4 mins]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7927052.stm

also here

http://www.spacevidcast.com/

meshpig
07-20-2009, 08:33 AM
That's because it wasn't on live TV... d'oh! :D

Cheers
Mike

Thanks for that great insight Mike:)

Nangleator
07-20-2009, 08:46 AM
And when someone comes along here to restate that the landings were all a big hoax, please explain to us how NASA got the Soviet Union to help keep the secret.

Lightwolf
07-20-2009, 08:51 AM
And when someone comes along here to restate that the landings were all a big hoax, please explain to us how NASA got the Soviet Union to help keep the secret.
That's easy, the SU was a hoax as well!

If something contradicts a theory, expand it ;)

Cheers,
Mike

meshpig
07-20-2009, 09:05 AM
pan-am airlines
airfix kits and that smelly glue!
making bolserwood gliders with tissuepaper covered wings
lego
trainsets from hornby
00 scale army plastic figures in boxes


Jeez, forgotten about all of them except I still have a thoroughly broken Hornby HO scale Royal Mail carriage sitting on top of the TV now from 1969 and had many train sets. Must admit I don't fully understand why little things like that seem to follow you no matter what.

cresshead
07-20-2009, 09:40 AM
apollo 11 40th year aniversary conference was 'spicey'!

they really spoke their minds...awesome stuff!

cagey5
07-20-2009, 10:20 AM
Yeah. I watched that too. Excellent to see some real pioneers expressing themselves. Very entertaining.

meshpig
07-20-2009, 10:40 AM
And when someone comes along here to restate that the landings were all a big hoax, please explain to us how NASA got the Soviet Union to help keep the secret.

Same as for people who believe in the immaculate conception. Just be polite.

cresshead
07-20-2009, 05:58 PM
anyone seen this today?

http://www.scientificblogging.com/science_20/blog/did_something_hit_jupiter

Mike_RB
07-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Same as for people who believe in the immaculate conception. Just be polite.

And don't forget, immaculate conception is about Mary being immaculately conceived, Jesus' thing is the 'Virgin Birth'. :) Can't have his momz being sullied with the seed of Adam, now can we.

And I think by 69 we had blue screen technology, that one you might need to pull from your list.

ingo
07-21-2009, 03:09 AM
After all i still think the Apollo 11 mission was one of Kubriks best films, way more realistic than "2001". Always reminded me on the radio show "war of the worlds", another huge Scifi success.

IMI
07-21-2009, 03:30 AM
I personally don't believe Stanley Kubrick ever happened.
There really isn't enough evidence of his existence to warrant believing in him, and numerous reasons to discount him as mere myth.

colkai
07-21-2009, 04:52 AM
Next thing you'll be saying the Stig ain't real :p
Some say he's just a figment of our imagination.
Some say he's from another planet.

Red_Oddity
07-21-2009, 05:20 AM
hey, google.com changed the logo (nice subtle use of the craters to create the google letters)

google (http://www.google.com)

http://www.google.nl/logos/moonlanding09.gif

JonW
07-21-2009, 08:29 AM
1969, TV was rough & they didn’t have that long list of software but at least if their computer crashed the specification was that the computer had to reboot in half a second because it was controlling a lot of fairly important stuff, like rocket engines, guidance systems etc.

cresshead
07-21-2009, 10:06 AM
radio program on apollo/moon/ new stuff

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00lnycv/Give_Me_the_MoonLITE/

AdamAvenali
07-21-2009, 10:14 AM
Can't have his momz being sullied with the seed of Adam, now can we.

wait, what did i do? haha