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The Reality of Apollo / Re: "Apollo 11" Documentary
« Last post by smartcooky on Today at 03:53:40 AM »
At the office, we're fans.  I want to have him narrate all my presentations.
Scott Manley the manly Scot. Hot damn does he have a sexy voice! :o
And, yes, very fascinating and informative to boot!

OMG, I can't believe the number of otherwise perfectly sane women who go ga-ga over a male Scot's accent!!
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: "Apollo 11" Documentary
« Last post by bknight on March 25, 2019, 02:47:04 PM »
Nothing new to me.
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: "Apollo 11" Documentary
« Last post by Donnie B. on March 25, 2019, 01:10:38 PM »
Scott Manley just posted a video that explains the footage of the S-IVB relight.  It may not be what you expect!

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The Hoax Theory / Re: Israeli robotic lunar lander
« Last post by ka9q on March 24, 2019, 01:33:48 PM »
The article says it was a plane change. That's as I had expected, since a plane change is more efficient at a high apogee where the orbital velocity is lowest. They can be extremely expensive in low orbit.

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The Reality of Apollo / Apollo 17 and Landsat
« Last post by onebigmonkey on March 22, 2019, 05:49:24 AM »
A new addition to my exploration of Apollo imagery: Landsat.

The first Landsat satellite was launched in July 1972, and there are several dates in the Apollo 17 mission where image paths taken by it coincide with Apollo 17 photographs of Earth. Landsat images are available via the earthexplorer website https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ where you can download kmz files to import into Google Earth, from which you can then download higher resolution imagery. I've compiled the individual tiles into longer paths so that they can be compared with Apollo 17's Earth imagery.

As the Earth becomes increasingly distant the two data sets become difficult to reconcile thanks to Earth being out of focus, at odd angles, photographed many hours after Landsat, or just too distant, but in the early stages of the mission there are some fantastic comparisons to be made.

Here are a few of the best - I particularly like the 'Blue Marble' view of Antarctica :)

AS17-148-22685 - East African Coast



AS17-148-22686 - Eritrea & Ethiopia



AS17-148-22725 - Indian Ocean



Mawson Coast (Antarctica)



AS17-148-22743 - Antarctica



South Africa



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The Hoax Theory / Re: Israeli robotic lunar lander
« Last post by raven on March 21, 2019, 11:23:29 PM »
A final burn has been completed for the craft to enter an orbit of the Moon.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/260690
"Israel’s first spacecraft performed a special maneuver Wednesday night, aimed at putting the lunar lander into position to achieve a stable lunar orbit."
"Israel’s first spacecraft."
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To quote Miss Clavel of Madeline fame, "Something is not right."
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Israeli robotic lunar lander
« Last post by bknight on March 21, 2019, 07:42:14 AM »
A final burn has been completed for the craft to enter an orbit of the Moon.

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/260690
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: "Apollo 11" Documentary
« Last post by jfb on March 20, 2019, 12:08:22 PM »
I didn't see any of the Apollo TLIs, but we did see the TMI (Trans Mars Injection?) burn of the Falcon 9 Heavy last year. That was fun. I'm sure the Saturn V TLIs were even more impressive.

The footage in the A11 documentary is only a few seconds long, but it does show the SIVB light up.  Looked like they had trouble tracking right after that.

Well they had to get it somewhere.

Ah, now I understand what you're asking.  I'm guessing this is from the same source as the wide-angle launch view (the 69mm film that was never used until now). 
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The Reality of Apollo / Re: "Apollo 11" Documentary
« Last post by bknight on March 19, 2019, 07:11:28 PM »
I didn't see any of the Apollo TLIs, but we did see the TMI (Trans Mars Injection?) burn of the Falcon 9 Heavy last year. That was fun. I'm sure the Saturn V TLIs were even more impressive.

The footage in the A11 documentary is only a few seconds long, but it does show the SIVB light up.  Looked like they had trouble tracking right after that.

Well they had to get it somewhere.
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The Hoax Theory / Re: Fake PLSS?
« Last post by Abaddon on March 19, 2019, 05:21:54 PM »
It's a screen grab from 12oh2alarms video
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