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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Landing on the Moon: Apollo 11, The Untold Story

Coming up on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Were you there, listening on a black and white TV?
No, then you might be interested in reading the below Popular Mechanics article.
There are a number of audio and video snips and a number of URL links to more info.
- LRK -

Landing on the Moon: Apollo 11, The Untold Story

On July 20, 1969, a pair of lunar orbit insertion burns put Apollo 11 into orbit around the moon after a four day coast from Earth. On the 11th revolution, the White Team assumed the consoles in preparation for descent. Here, the ascent and descent team are present as the Eagle prepares to undock, lets the moon’s gravity draw them to the surface and runs into its first major hurdle—overshooting the moon landing with little fuel in reserve—before the astronauts take their first steps on the moon.

By PM Staff
Published in the June 2009 issue.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - The Apollo Program - links

Audio of the Apollo 11 Mission – as recorded at Honeysuckle Creek

Will you be in Australia this July 2009?
Maybe you would like to take part in a tribute to the mission and those that helped make it possible.
- LRK -

A Tribute to Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Canberra, Australia and all who worked there

Apollo 11 40th Anniversary celebrations in Canberra
July 2009 – at Honeysuckle Creek and Tidbinbilla – and also at Parkes, Carnarvon, Madrid and elsewhere.
See the latest details here. (Booking and payment forms are now online.)

Honeysuckle Creek News

Read the latest plans on John Saxon’s website.

And if that is not enough to quench your thirst, please see the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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11·12 ·14 ·15 ·16 ·17 virtual reality images of the moon

THE APOLLO MISSIONS The first and last man on the moon
Experience the moon just as the astronauts did - almost as you were there. View interactive QuickTime VR Panoramas in full-screen from the 6 Apollo Missions who landed on moon.

The links to the panoramas opens in a new fullscreen window which resizes to your screen.

All panoramas includes original audio clips. Most of these are from the minutes around the time for the pans. On the Apollo 11 you hear the famous moment when Armstrong stepped down on the moon. Scroll down on the panoramas for detailed info about the images used for each panorama.

Apollo Explorer - Mission Index

Customs declaration for moon rocks at Hawaii on return to the USA




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