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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Liquid, Nov 20, 2014.
Spoiler: Saturn 5
Apollo 11 landing and EVA on the Moon - July 20th - 21st, 1969
Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle returning to Command Module Columbia - July 21st, 1969
Michael Collins (who stayed onboard Columbia during the lunar landing) was behind the camera, making him the only human being not present in this photo...
Gotta be disappointed with that assignment...
I was watching interviews with the surviving crew and I think it was Collins talking about firsts (Armstrong having been the first to put boot to moon), saying Buzz had a first too; he was the first back onto the lunar module. I wonder if he might still be bitter about it.
I don't think he is--at least not based on that remark--but it did seem a little catty.
It's astonishing that those photos are 50 years old. They don't look it. Bummer we lost Neil just seven years ago.
It's a testament to the Hasselblad's capabilities: they had to work in temperatures ranging from 120°C in the sun, to -65°C in the shade, as well as dealing with lack of gravity. The camera used by Armstrong had never even been tested in space before the mission.
Shame really that only the film magazines from Apollo 11 to 17 made it back from the Moon – there's a total of 12 camera bodies up there, among over things.
That's the only downside to all this, not having him around. I think one of Aldrin's recent wishes was (perhaps like everyone else) to have had all three members together on the anniversary.
If it all didn’t go to plan, he would’ve been the lucky one.
There's a few good documentaries out there on YouTube where he seems to be very happy/jokingly about it.
That is the first time however that I've thought of everyone but him was in front of that shot.
Probably a little. That picture where he is the only human not present in the photo is a really cool accomplishment though.
Earth as seen from Apollo 11 (approx. 11,500 miles from re-entry), Mission Control celebrating Apollo 11's successful return, and President Nixon speaking to Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins from inside the Mobile Quarantine Facility onboard the U.S.S. Hornet - July 24th, 1969
That quarantine station (at least from this angle) looks suspiciously like an Airstream trailer.
"I would also like to extend my congratulations to those, uh... particular astronauts."
This image confuses my brain somewhat. Here we clearly have a B-17, but then we also have a engine in the nose, and it's the only one that's on!
This is a photo taken in 1950 when they were testing the Pratt & Whitney T-34 Turboprop. They used an old B-17 as a test bed.
The 4 original engines in the B-17 produced ~1,200hp each giving a total of 4,800hp. The T-34 produced at least 5,200hp and could fly the 'plane on its own!
This is B-17 All American making its way home after colliding with a Me109. I'm not really sure how it is still able to fly and it made it home without any crew injuries.
Those old bombers were built like tanks. The airframes were very sturdy and could still fly with a lot of damage; that's how they were engineered. I'm sure there are several stories of bombers being heavily damaged and still getting home safely.
Speaking of old planes, I've always been fascinated with JATO/RATO planes.
Lockheed P2V-3C Taking Off From USS Franklin D. Roosevelt
Even some commercial airliners had to use JATO in high-altitude airports in South America where the air was too thin to generate enough speed.
The air intake under the nose makes it look as if those B-47s are going, "Woooooooooooooaaaaaaaaah!"
I'd agree except it's not an airscoop, it's a blister housing radar or some such.
The Miata and the plane have traded smiles...
Reminds me of the Aloha 243 flight. Few injuries, but only fatality was from a flight attendant getting sucked out in mid-flight. That's pretty incredible.
Eh, the rockets no matter which way they're pointed, don't produce lift. It's just a secondary thrust source for more speed so that the wings can then generate the amount of required lift. It would be no different comparing that of an aircraft equipped with an afterburner to one without. Essentially it's a secondary source of thrust after the combustion stage within the engine.
Operation Plumbbob (1957)
Location: Nevada Test Site
Detonation Name: Priscilla
Ticker tape parade for Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins in New York City - August 13th, 1969
It's eerie yet intriguing to look that. If only because of the sight of the vortex created by the turbulent flow of the mushroom cloud.
This photo looks fake and setup indoor to me...
There seem to be too many shadows....
Looks so weird...
If gravity is a fraction of the earth, then surely the astronauts movements would result in the moon dust to be easily kicked off and flying everywhere... And yet here, the photo is crispy clear....
I am having a hard time believing....
I JUST SAW THE WORD TRAINING LOL
the metal frame structure in the background gave it away...
Time for me to go to bed...
The Tetons & The Snake River (1942)
Nixon Campaign Trail, 1968
Greta Thunberg, Day One Skolstrejk För Klimatet (2018)
School Strike(s) For Climate (2019)
Due to the photo limit cap this gallery is linked.
FASCINATING photographs of Hong Kong taken 150 years ago show what life was like before the skyscrapers dominated the skyline.
This is my personal favourite: