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Offline Coastal Ron

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Speech recognition technology used to analyze Apollo mission tapes - New Atlas

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Researchers Launch Moon Mission Audio Site - News Center - The University of Texas at Dallas

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NASA recorded thousands of hours of audio from the Apollo lunar missions, yet most of us have only been able to hear the highlights.

The agency recorded all communications between the astronauts, mission control specialists and back-room support staff during the historic moon missions in addition to Neil Armstrong’s famous quotes from Apollo 11 in July 1969.

Most of the audio remained in storage on outdated analog tapes for decades until researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas launched a project to analyze the audio and make it accessible to the public.

This is going to be a boon for historians, and for space enthusiasts in general.

It also reminds us all that technology does go obsolete, and that you need to recover the information, or upgrade the information, before it becomes too expensive to access the information.

This also shows the power of the emerging crop of AI and voice recognition systems, and how they can help us to quantify information for far less money - meaning that it becomes affordable to save and preserve information like this.
If we don't continuously lower the cost to access space, how are we ever going to afford to expand humanity out into space?

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Re: Article: Researchers Launch Moon Mission Audio Site
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/2017 11:18 PM »
Even though most of the NASA audio is on the internet archive, I do hope this place will make them available to download.

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Re: Article: Researchers Launch Moon Mission Audio Site
« Reply #2 on: 12/13/2017 08:22 AM »
This new explorer Apollo site. I can't get anything to work. Any ideas.

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Re: Article: Researchers Launch Moon Mission Audio Site
« Reply #3 on: 12/13/2017 04:39 PM »
I have a hard time taking this website seriously when it labels "That's one small step for man..." as having been uttered by... Capcom!

Also -- hundreds of hours of recordings needed to be "edited"?  Into two minutes of one- to two-sentence clips?  Is that all the attention span these millennials have for anything?

Jeez... perhaps the project itself has resulted in some kind of useful archiving of the sound tapes, but this website is not just a joke, it's an insult.
-Doug  (With my shield, not yet upon it)

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