Tag: space missions

The Eagle Has Landed

Now, unless you’ve not been watching TV, listening to the radio or reading the newspapers or you’ve been living in a cave, you will know that today is the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Forty years ago

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Moon landing simulator

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. So, technically, we should be linking to a launch simulator. Instead, here’s a moon landing simulator based upon a 1979 arcade game by Atari. http://lander.dunnbypaul.net/ Those with a more

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First Spacewalk

On this day in 1965 Russian cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, performed the first extra-vehicular activity (EVA). This is more commonly known as a spacewalk or moonwalk. Here is a video of the walk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xjaYSLWYOc And here is a more recent one:

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Earthrise

Christmas Eve 2008 saw the fortieth anniversary of the first Earthrise witnessed by astronauts on the Apollo 8 Mission. Here you can view archive footage of Earthrise: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7797439.stm For a closer look at the pictures have a look at the

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Man in the Moon

Yesterday we recommended an application that put the whole universe on your computer. Today we’re focusing are virtual telescope at our Moon. http://www.google.com/moon/ Here you’ll find a collection of lunar maps and charts that tell the story of the Apollo

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They go so far…

… and yet move so little: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif It’s quite shocking really.

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