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Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M

Original Apollo 11 landing videotapes sell for $1.8M

VCRs didn’t really exist when the first men walked on the moon, but NASA was ahead of the curve and recorded the event for posterity on videotapes — which just sold at auction for $1.8 million. The Hasselblads may have captured more detail, but there’s nothing else in the world quite like these tapes. On…
On Apollo 11 anniversary, Pence announces that Orion capsule for manned Moon missions is ready for debut fl… – Fox News

On Apollo 11 anniversary, Pence announces that Orion capsule for manned Moon missions is...

Speaking at Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Orion capsule that will take American astronauts back to the Moon is ready.“The Orion crew capsule for the Artemis mission is complete and ready to begin preparations for its historic first mission,” he…
Half a century after Apollo, why haven’t we been back to the Moon?

Half a century after Apollo, why haven’t we been back to the Moon?

Not another space anniversary — After we beat the Soviets in 1969, what wasn't much left to prove. Eric Berger - Jul 19, 2019 11:15 am UTC Enlarge / Since Apollo, NASA's human spaceflight plans for deep space have been all hat and no cattle. Unlike this photo of two cattle in Johnson Space Center's…
The Greatest Leap, part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon

The Greatest Leap, part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon

50 years of Apollo — “The conquest of space is worth the risk of life,” said Gus Grissom. Eric Berger - Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm UTC Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. Seated in Mission Control, Chris Kraft neared the end of…
Watch how Apollo 11 set the course for Apple’s alternate history space race TV drama

Watch how Apollo 11 set the course for Apple’s alternate history space race TV...

One of the shows coming to Apple’s forthcoming streaming original content video service, Apple TV+, is ‘For All Mankind,’ a series led by showrunner Ronald D. Moore, whose most notable previous credit is creating Syfy’s ‘Battlestar Galactica’ remake series. ‘For All Mankind’ is an alternate history fiction series that imagines what happens if the Russians…
Computer from NASA’s Apollo program reprogrammed to mine bitcoin

Computer from NASA’s Apollo program reprogrammed to mine bitcoin

Proof of work — It takes the Apollo Guidance Computer 10 seconds to compute a single hash value. Timothy B. Lee - Jul 9, 2019 10:15 pm UTC Enlarge / DSKY unit of the Apollo Guidance Computer in the National Air and Space Museum. Shirriff used a different unit that belongs to a private collector.…
‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ brings the history of space exploration to life

‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ brings the history of space exploration to life

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, National Geographic has plans for an entire Space Week of programming, kicking off Sunday night with the premiere of a new documentary called “Apollo: Missions to the Moon.” It’s a story that’s been told many times, including in last year’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.” And of…
Apollo veteran overwhelmed by restored mission control—“I hear the voices”

Apollo veteran overwhelmed by restored mission control—“I hear the voices”

Reliving history — One thing the new experience does not recapture is the smoke. Eric Berger - Jul 1, 2019 5:00 pm UTC Gene Kranz returned to his second home last Friday, the Apollo Mission Control room. NASA Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz speaks at Johnson Space Center Friday. NASA Historic mission control ribbon cutting…
NASA restores Apollo Mission Control to its 1969 Moon landing condition

NASA restores Apollo Mission Control to its 1969 Moon landing condition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, which is coming up on July 20, NASA has restored and re-opened the original Apollo Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The restoration is a painstakingly detailed recreation, which involved years of research of archival footage and photography, and seven months of restoration…
Via the BBC, find out how Apollo 11’s Eagle actually landed

Via the BBC, find out how Apollo 11’s Eagle actually landed

The landing zone — 13 Minutes to the Moon takes you through the first landing in exhaustive detail. John Timmer - Jun 23, 2019 2:00 pm UTC With the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing fast approaching, there's a veritable deluge of programs, events, and media of various forms, all dedicated to recapturing an…

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Forget Mario Maker, An HD Remake Of Princess Maker 3 Is...

With multiple endings to find by Ryan Craddock 10 hours agoPublisher CFK has announced that an HD remake of Princess Maker 3 is headed to Nintendo Switch later this month. It'll be called Princess Maker - Faery Tales Come True. If you're unfamiliar with the series, Princess Maker has you adopting a young girl from…

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