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Apollo 11: How & # 39; stupid luck & # 39; preserved iconic moon photos from destruction

The Apollo 11 moon landing produced some of the most famous photos ever taken. However, a processing mistake in Houston when the films were returned to Earth almost caused a "photographic catastrophe" of truly epic proportions. "One of the defining moments of the 20th century was almost lost to posterity," explains Zeiss, which provided camera lenses for Apollo 11 on …

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Mysteries of the Moon: What we do not yet know after Apollo

We visited the moon half a century ago and have not been back since. During this time, we have thrown robotic spaceships over our solar system and learned something about distant worlds. In the meantime, scientists are still thinking about the rocky visitor of our night sky. The Apollo Missions helped us to solve many of the mysteries of the …

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Apollo Moon Landing Math is the reason why your flight lands on time

One of these people was Stanley Schmidt, head of the NASA Ames Dynamic Analysis Branch in California. "My father's job was to navigate to the moon, and as he told me, this was a very difficult problem," said Greg Schmidt, Stanley's son and director of NASA's Virtual Institute for Solar System Exploration at Ames. "You did not have a math …

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Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after the jubilee

Image Rights NASA Caption Chris Kraft: A pioneer in a pioneering field Nasa's first flight director died at the age of 95 days after the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Chris Kraft, who joined Nasa in 1958, developed the planning and control procedures for manned space missions. He set up NASA's mission control to manage America's first manned …

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Michael Collins of Apollo 11 reports on the crew's three-week quarantine on their return from the moon

The world was pleased when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed safely in the Pacific on July 24, 1969, after their incredible journey to the moon. Raided by USS Hornet helicopters, the three astronauts were greeted by President Richard Nixon, who was awaiting her return aboard the aircraft carrier. For Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, however, …

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Apollo 11: How IBM Computer Whizzes Rescued the Mission

But as the Apollo 11 mission approached the moment of truth and began its descent to the lunar surface, a crisis erupted. "An acoustic alarm was triggered in the spaceship," recalls Ahr. "It was very messy, it started in your ears." Ahr heard the sirens on his headset for the first time. Soon, alarms and flashing lights went out at …

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NASA Announces Orion Success on the Apollo 11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON – NASA and the White House took advantage of the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and to reaffirm plans to enable people to return to the Moon by 2024. In a speech at the Kennedy Space Center on July 20, Vice President Mike Pence, …

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