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Offline Ebor

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Cool site for the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« on: July 12, 2009, 07:47:55 PM »
I just found out about this site that will re-create/show the Apollo 11 flight in real time up to the landing.  It goes live on Thursday. 

http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/

I remember when the Eagle landed...   :)
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Re: Cool site for the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 03:05:38 AM »
I still remember watching that on T.V.  I can't believe it's been forty years.  Boy, do I feel old.

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Re: Cool site for the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 03:36:48 AM »
I just found out about this site that will re-create/show the Apollo 11 flight in real time up to the landing.  It goes live on Thursday. 

http://www.wechoosethemoon.org/

I remember when the Eagle landed...   :)

You mean "landed"...  ;)
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Re: Cool site for the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 11:13:02 AM »

You mean "landed"...  ;)

:D

No, no quotes needed.   hehehehe

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Re: Cool site for the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 09:42:59 PM »
I'm listening to this site right now.  As I write it will be roughly another hour and 20 minutes to the first step on the Moon.  I recalled it as being about 9 PM Montana time and I was right. 

"But we who feel the weight of the wheel
When winter falls over our world
Can hope for tomorrow and raise our eyes
To a silver moon in the opened skies
And a single flag unfurled.

But the Eagle has landed; tell your children when.
Time won't drive us down to dust again."

From "Hope Eyrie" copyright 1975 Leslie Fish




P.S. Regarding "landing" I just found out that the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter took photos that show the shadows of the descent stage http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/apollosites.html  Lots of photos including one that shows the tracks of the astronauts that walked to place some equipment and back to the LM
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