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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #20 on: 07/16/2014 11:23 am »
Is von Braun at the launch site or in Houston... do you think the networks will get an interview...


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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #21 on: 07/16/2014 01:39 pm »
gotta say Chris and Co really nailing it on the live thread...bringing back lots of memories...must be dust in the air as my eyes are getting watery for some reason ;)
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #22 on: 07/16/2014 01:41 pm »
Nice to see the Johnsons at the launch.   

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #23 on: 07/16/2014 01:48 pm »
LAUNCH!!!

I never really realized that the rocket started pitching over before it even cleared the tower...
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #24 on: 07/16/2014 01:49 pm »
LOL from Chris on the live thread:

(I totally had the same nerves/excitement for that than any other launch! How strange! ;D )

It came through your posts....brilliant job!
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #25 on: 07/16/2014 01:50 pm »
LAUNCH!!!

I never really realized that the rocket started pitching over before it even cleared the tower...
I know!!! I have never noticed that looking at archival footage, but that view was downright scary!!!  Mike Collins remarked about the sideways movement in "Moon Machines", I believe.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #26 on: 07/16/2014 01:53 pm »
LOL from Chris on the live thread:

(I totally had the same nerves/excitement for that than any other launch! How strange! ;D )

It came through your posts....brilliant job!

Thanks! That was a ton of fun!

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #27 on: 07/16/2014 02:04 pm »
Seeing all the LOS and AOS as they orbit really brings home how spoiled we are nowadays w/ TDRS ... must have been totally nerve-racking for the flight controllers to have those dead spots.  Looking at the flight plan it is amazing the amount of work the crew is doing to get ready for TLI.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #28 on: 07/16/2014 02:44 pm »
Wish ABC had painted the IU on their animation.  Both theirs and CBS's are inaccurately (based on the S-IVBs for 500F and the Saturn IB's) painted.

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #29 on: 07/16/2014 03:17 pm »
This was a great idea. Before my time, so 're-living' it (as it were) is a neat experience.

Thanks to the contributors.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #30 on: 07/16/2014 03:37 pm »
If this is a scrub when will the next launch window open?

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #31 on: 07/16/2014 03:37 pm »
I watched it on CBS with Walter, and it was amazing.  Here I am with my model in front of the TV:

It really sucks that we have this family reunion to go to on Sunday, so I will miss the landing. 

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #32 on: 07/16/2014 04:39 pm »
Apollo 11 on its way, but what are those Russians up to with Luna 15, flying a couple days ahead and also en route to the Moon?

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #33 on: 07/16/2014 05:02 pm »
Apollo 11 on its way, but what are those Russians up to with Luna 15, flying a couple days ahead and also en route to the Moon?

 - Ed Kyle

Oh, it'll probably fail, just like their last two sample return missions did...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_15

It was nice of the USSR to release the Luna 15 flight plan in advance though, to ensure that Apollo 11 wouldn't collide with it.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #34 on: 07/16/2014 05:07 pm »
Man these guys cuss a lot. Good thing my parents didn't know that... Damn, Hell, and Dick (but not George Carlin's 7 words you can't say on TV) all have been said already.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #35 on: 07/16/2014 05:15 pm »
Man these guys cuss a lot. Good thing my parents didn't know that... Damn, Hell, and Dick (but not George Carlin's 7 words you can't say on TV) all have been said already.

Apollo 10 had even more colorful language.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #36 on: 07/16/2014 06:00 pm »
Man these guys cuss a lot. Good thing my parents didn't know that... Damn, Hell, and Dick (but not George Carlin's 7 words you can't say on TV) all have been said already.

Apollo 10 had even more colorful language.
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #37 on: 07/16/2014 06:22 pm »
Just received permission to stay home, We had a summer cottage ( crappy little TV ), and watch this from LiftOff to Lunar landing days later on a new Color Zenith...

Great Times for a 14 yr old Space LOVING Kid....<sigh>  GO APOLLO 11
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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #38 on: 07/16/2014 06:31 pm »

As I said in the update thread, this is all simply brilliant.  Ronpur50, I imagine we're about the same age, and what I'd do to have a photo like that...

As to the mission, hard to believe the last time humans experienced that kind of velocity was December 1972 is sobering and sad.  I find so many of the engineering and practical solutions to problems to be stunning, given how things work these days.  People turning wrenches on the S-IVB GUCP to get proper pressurization on the stage with Astros being loaded in the vehicle just hours before launch, seat of the pants flying to dock the CM with the LM, concern about thruster plumes and other "stuff" impacting both vehicles during docking/extraction...
True "learning as you go" and we really so stand on the shoulders of giants.  I just hope we don't choose to jump off those shoulders and fall back.

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Re: Saturn V - Apollo 11 - DISCUSSION THREAD
« Reply #39 on: 07/16/2014 06:35 pm »
I wonder if anyone will ever care about that stage or those F1 engines? ... so much scrap at the bottom of the ocean, destined to stay there forever, I reckon...

http://f1engineconservation.com/gallery.php?gall=6

Someone mounting a recovery 40+ years out? That's just crazy talk.
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