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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…
Apollo 11 in Real-time

Apollo 11 in Real-time

A real-time journey through the first landing on the Moon This website replays the Apollo 11 mission as it happened, 50 years ago. It consists entirely of historical material, all timed to Ground Elapsed Time--the master mission clock. Footage of Mission Control, film shot by the astronauts, and television broadcasts transmitted from space and the…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review

Our Verdict We expected a bit more in advancements from the seventh Surface Pro tablet. USB-C is nice, but for a device at this price, its should be Thunderbolt 3. Plus, the display bezels are awfully thick for a tablet in 2019. The Surface Pro 7 isn’t big enough of a leap over the Pro…

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