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Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:48 pm
by lardyboy999
Surprised no-one has posted this:

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11

Click on the "Live" button on the right hand side.

They're about to execute LOI - Lunar Orbit Insertion.

Fascinating stuff.

Andy

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm
by big john
I saw it first time round when it was live. :P :lol:

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:02 pm
by awacsfan
I am sure glad my parents dragged me out of bed in the middle of the night 50 years ago to see those grainy images on a b&w tv and listen to those now famous words...

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:03 pm
by lardyboy999
Apparently I did to, but I was only 2 and a half!

:P

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:58 am
by paddyboy
Remember it well, even if it was only on a grainy old 405 lines b/w Radio Rentals telly :lol:

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 pm
by stevep22
I remember being up all night to watch the moonwalk. I was already interested in space to a degree but this kindled a lifelong interest (passion) in the history of Apollo. A bit picture heavy but I hope these are of interest, especially to those of 'a certain age....'

ImageNeil Armstrong by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageAldrin - wss portrait by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageCollins - wss portrait by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

Imagekranz (2) by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageApollo 11 Landing CAPCOM console by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageMcCandless Apollo 11 EVA CAPCOM by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageBuzz Aldrin by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageAldrin - 'A Man on the Moon' by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageAldrin - 'Tranquility Base' by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageNeil Armstrong by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

ImageAldrin - with SP at Autographica 2005 by Stephen Procter, on Flickr

Cheers, Steve

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 pm
by lardyboy999
Puts my megre collection to shame....

Thanks for letting us see them, not jealous at all!

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:04 pm
by awacsfan
Thanks for the pictures... Really like them as I belong to the "certain age" group. While I was too young to ask for autographs (and didn't speak English as a 6 year old) an Apollo 11 patch was my very first patch ever.
Still have it today.

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:26 am
by SPERX
Now that is impressive. I read "Moondust" quite recently and thought how amazing it would have been to have somehow met a member of that crw, but all three? Great stuff.

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:13 pm
by stevep22
Thanks for the kind words about the collection. Yes, 'Moondust' is a very interesting read. Apart from Armstrong and Aldrin I've been very lucky over years to meet six other moonwalkers (Bean, Mitchell, Scott, Young, Duke and Cernan) as well as a number of other Apollo astronauts who didn't make the twelve who did.

Steve