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Contemporary Apollo related resources
« on: February 01, 2023, 09:00:53 AM »
Some of you might have come across what I've done here, but I have a page where I've uploaded all the memorabilia I've acquired.

http://onebigmonkey.com/apollo/ephemera/ephemera.html

The 'Specials' page in particular might be of use - I've got hold of some unusual period pieces recently :)

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 10:44:00 AM »
This is a fantastic resource. Thank you.
I've got a few of the 'Life' editions in hard copy and 'Nat Geo' on CD-ROM, but most of the other stuff is new to me.

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 12:00:15 PM »
Thanks for those. I wish I'd kept some of the newspapers I had from those times, but of course you never think they'll be historically important when you're young. (I thought it would all be commonplace, and we'd be holidaying on Mars by now...  :) )
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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 01:01:48 PM »
Thanks :)

There would be more, but for the obscene cost of posting material from the USA!

I like them for the interesting articles in themselves, but they are great for waving in front of people when they make claims about images somehow all being new, or weren't public.

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2023, 09:12:18 AM »
Added a couple of things to the 'Specials' part - a Newsweek edition covering the Apollo 8 mission, and what is for my money the best of the popular souvenir specials, the 'Look Magazine' Apollo 11 issue.

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2023, 07:52:15 PM »
You might also want to add the following national geographic issues:

March 1964 (how we plan to put man on the moon)
November 1964 (the moon close up)
January 1965 (the making of an astronaut)
February 1969 (three articles: The Moon - man's first goal in space, awesome views of the forbidding moonscape, how we mapped the Moon.  Plus a Moon map)

There were other issues with articles on Cape Canaveral, Mercury, and Gemini missions.

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2023, 03:10:32 AM »
Another national geographic you might want to get is October 1968 (Antarctica: icy testing ground for space).   It briefly mentions von Braun's visit to Antarctica (popular amongst conspiracy theorists)

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2023, 12:05:38 PM »
I'll look out for those, thanks!

Edit - found the Feb '69 one at a bargain price on ebay :)
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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2023, 08:31:54 PM »
I'll look out for those, thanks!

Edit - found the Feb '69 one at a bargain price on ebay :)

You can view on line copies of relevant ephemera found in Australia (not just Australian publications) at Trove https://trove.nla.gov.au/.  Some of these you can purchase electronic copies, if you want. I assume they are printable.

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Re: Contemporary Apollo related resources
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2023, 02:22:57 PM »
Added some more material to the 'Specials' page, including a couple of Aviation Week & Space Technology covering Apollo 15 & 16, a very cool Air Force newsletter with lots of detail about mission support, and an edition of 'American Scientist covering Apollo 15 (with a cool image of the lunar module on the surface taken by the Panoramic Camera.

http://onebigmonkey.com/apollo/ephemera/specials/specials.html

The National Geographic edition mentioned above is on this page:

http://onebigmonkey.com/apollo/ngeo/ngeo.html