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Apollo's Legacy is Keeping Us Grounded

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Apollo's Legacy is Keeping Us Grounded

For the full, more eloquently written op-ed that includes a full source list, check out my latest blog at Discover:

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Apollo's 50th Anniversary: How to land on the moon back then vs now.

Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20th 1969. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, made history and inspired humanity. But 50 years later, humans have not been on the moon for the last 47 years. Why is this so? In this video I talk about the 1969 landings and what the prospects we have of doing it again

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NASA/ESA/ROSCOSMOS/CNSA/CAST/Apollo archives
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The Canadians Who Got America to the Moon

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B4 & After Ep. 1 - Introduction to my Subaru Liberty B4

Quick Introduction Video about my recent automotive purchase.
A 2001 Subaru Liberty B4. 130,000kms on the clock.
This is the start of my build Mostly a Clean up, back to factory with a few modifications. Stay Tuned.

The Gent Squad - April 26, 2019

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Convolution and Unit Impulse Response

The Dirac delta function, the Unit Impulse Response, and Convolution explained intuitively. Also discusses the relationship to the transfer function and the Laplace Transform. Signal Analysis for Linear Systems. My Patreon page is at

Top 5 WORST Space Movies Ever! | #AskAbby Space and Science Show | Season 2 | Episode 9 | TMG

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Season 2, Episode 9 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
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What are the Worst Space Movies Ever?

In the ninth episode of Season Two of #AskAbby, please join aspiring astronaut, Abby Harrison AKA ‘Astronaut Abby’ as she answers the question, “What are the worst space movies ever?” You’re a busy person, why waste time watching an awful film (except for a good laugh that is)? From complete and utter scientific inaccuracy to poor storytelling, corny dialogue, bad acting, and cringe-worthy special effects, these films really miss their mark. Join Abby as she countdowns the Top 5 Space Films to avoid in this episode of the Mars Generation’s Space and Science Show!

Films range from Disney flops to Michael Bay meets sci-fi to even an Oscar-winner. The discussion will be on: How scientifically inaccurate are these films? What would actually happen in the film if it followed science? Which director thought their film was so bad they even APOLOGIZED for making it? Plus, which films got the worst ratings on Rotten Tomatoes? Yes, they really can go THAT low.

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What Happened to the Lost Soviet Cosmonauts?

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Project Apollo Program - HD Resource Reel (1966) - (1972) 2012 NASA; Silent Highlights

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Thanks. Project Apollo silent high definition highlights reel released by NASA in 2012 for use by television program producers.

Approximate chapter times by Apollo missions:

Apollo 1: 2:32
Apollo 8: 9:39
Apollo 9: 13:15
Apollo 10: 19:02
Apollo 11: 25:33
Apollo 12: 44:19
Apollo 13: 49:33
Apollo 14: 55:47
Apollo 15: 1:02:56
Apollo 16: 1:06:23
Apollo 17: 1:12:24

Project Apollo, the American space program to land men on the moon, originated in 1960. On July 28-29, 1960, the Apollo program was announced to US industry representatives. On September 1, The Apollo Project Office was formed under the Space Task Group (STG) Flight Systems Division. In late October, Convair, GE and Martin were selected to prepare feasibility studies for the Apollo spacecraft. Numerous committees were formed within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop lunar mission concepts. On February 7, 1961, the final report of the Low Committee (Manned Lunar Landing Task Group) outlined A Plan for Manned Lunar Landing within the decade using either Earth Orbit Rendezvous (EOR) or direct ascent technique. On May 5, STG completed the first draft of Apollo spacecraft specifications, and on May 22, the 2nd draft was completed. On May 25, President Kennedy proposed a manned lunar landing within the decade to Congress. On June 10, the Lundin Committee recommended the Earth Orbit Rendezvous method using the conceptual Saturn C-3 (S-IB-2 4x F-1; S-II-C3 2x J-2; S-IV 6x RL-10) launch vehicle to accomplish the manned lunar landing mission. In August, the Heaton Committee (Ad Hoc Task Group for Study of Manned Lunar Landing by Rendezvous Techniques) recommended Earth Orbit Rendezvous using the conceptual Saturn C-4 (S-IB-4 4x F-1; S-II-4 4x J-2; S-IVB 1x J-2) for the manned lunar landing.

On November 1, 1961, the Space Task Group was renamed as the Manned Spacecraft Center. On November 28, North American Aviation was selected as principal contractor for the Apollo spacecraft under MSC direction. In December, the configuration of the Saturn C-5 (Saturn-V) lanuch vehicle was determined. Boeing had been chosen as prime contractor for the first stage, and Douglas Aircraft as prime contractor for the third stage. The prime contractor for the 2nd stage was not announced until November 7, 1962: North Amerian Aviation (NAA). This choice was surprising, because NAA had already received the Apollo Command & Service Module contract, and because the Rocketdyne division of NAA was prime contractor for the F-1 and J-2 engines which would power all three stages of the Saturn V launch vehicle. America's first manned orbital flight was accomplished by John Glenn in the Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962. In March, the Apollo Spacecraft Project Office was relocated to the Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston, Texas, and on July 20, NASA announced that the Mission Control Center for Apollo would be located at the Manned Spacecraft Center. On July 11, 1962 NASA announced that the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous mode would be used the manned lunar landing mission, and that the Saturn C-IB (Saturn IB) launch vehicle would be developed to test the Apollo spacecraft in Earth orbit missions

How Little Vibrations Break Big Rockets

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Peeking Inside a Messy Lunar Module

REBOOT! The Museum of Flight in Seattle asked to include my old video on this in their new Apollo exhibit, and when I looked at it I decided it was too embarrassing. So I redid the video, and added onboard audio! And am happy with the outcome so decided to take the old one down and put this one up instead. Enjoy! (Also, forgot to add an onscreen edit: I KNOW APOLLO 10'S LM IS IN SOLAR ORBIT AND APOLLO 9 OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T GO TO THE MOON!)

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LIVE Lego Lunar Module Build!

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How the Lunar Module Launched from the Moon Without a Flame

Thanks to the Vlogbrothers for helping make this episode possible!

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Meet the Saturn Rockets!

The iconic Saturn V took Apollo to the Moon, but it wasn't the only one in the family.

Title image via NASA. Music The Coup by AudioQuattro from Music Loops.

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"The First Man on the Moon: Why Neil Armstrong?” Dr. James Hansen

August 3, 2017 The First Man on the Moon: Why Neil Armstrong?”

Dr. James Hansen

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards California



Of all the Apollo astronauts, why was Neil Armstrong chosen to command Apollo 11 and also become the first astronaut to step out onto the lunar surface? In the process of answering this question, Dr. Hansen also examined important aspects of Armstrong's life story, a life that began quietly in small-town America and developed into his celebrated career as a naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and pioneering astronaut. Dr. Hansen explores the question of the complex legacy left by this reluctant hero and first man on the Moon.



Speaker: Dr. James Hansen

FIRST MAN (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 2012) by Dr. James Hansen is the only authorized biography of Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon. The book spent three weeks as a New York Times Bestseller and garnered major book awards including the AIAA’s Eugene E. Emme Astronautical Prize, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Gardner-Lasser Literature Award, and CHOICE magazine’s Outstanding Academic Book.

Apollo’s Flammable Oxygen Atmosphere Explained

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An Apollo Historian's Review of “First Man”

I've got a little more in my companion blog post on Discover:

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How Did the Apollo Command and Service Modules Separate?

How did the command and lunar modules dock and re-dock? Check out that video!

There's more on the command-service module over on my blog, Vintage Space at Popular Science, so check that out if you have more questions!

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