Voyager - Space Show @1988
This needs to be posterized…
Video Material of the launch of Valentina Tereshkova. This happened 50 years ago!
Nice footage, indeed!
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1963 Lunar Lander model
The brand-new 1963- model Lunar Excursion model! You’ll travel halfway around the moon in this slim new bug, developed by Grumman Motor Company! And, with enough room for two people, this baby is sure to woo your baby to the stars! (Please drive responsibly)
For some reason,the picture reminds me of a Price is Right prize. I couldn’t resist a voice-over!
At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dr. Kurt H. Debus, center director, speaks at the “topping off” ceremonies for the Vehicle Assembly Building. A crawler-transporter is seen at the right. One of the largest buildings in the world, the 129 million cubic foot structure will be used to prepare the Apollo Saturn V launch vehicles for missions to land astronauts on the moon.
I love this picture; it gives a rather nice perception of scale.
I’ve always had a fascination for time capsules; I’ve always loved the Time Capsules of Cupaloy from the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fair. I have a facsimile edition of The Book of Record, which documents the capsules, their contents, and their voyage through time.
As the opening of that edition states:
“The Time Capsule looked forward, not back. It was - and is - about the future. The Time Capsule resembles the streamlined vehicles so celebrated in the 1930’s. The Time Capsule was a vehicle designed to travel through Time, not space. It was a Time Machine intended to transport us to the Future-or at least, to transport the idea of us, as we were at the precise moment of the Autumnal Equinox of 1938.
All the days of our lives since, and all the days of the rest of your life, and all the days of your children and grandchildren, and their grandchildren, the Time Capsules will be there in Flushing Meadow, not merely waiting, slumbering, but travelling, sailing through the uncertain years to a time that is as unknown to us as it was to the people of 1938, to a time when the Futurians might, if all goes well, greet the arrival of a slender messenger from yesterday’s World of Tomorrow” - Thomas and Roger Allen - Introduction to the facsimile edition of “The Book of Record of the Time Capsule of Cupaloy”
okan170 asked: Just saying about Kerbal. Two years ago, that game reignited a childhood obsession with the space program for me. Now that I follow things very closely, blogs like yours keep the fires burning!
Hey, thanks! Kerbal is exciting, and, although it’s a learning curve, really getting me into Orbital mech. Glad to know that I’m contributing o your excitement, though! :)
bistromatic asked: Most of what i know about orbital mechanics i learned because i was trying to make rockets go places in Kerbal Space Program. I started playing before there was any sort of maneuver planning and back then we had to figure out phase angles for transfer orbits by hand for example. KSP has become a lot more user friendly but i still mostly appreciate it for what it made me learn in the early days.
I feel like it will educate me greatly on Orbital Mechanics, which is really the only space-related topic I don’t have some sort of comfortability on.
Sky Rockets in Flight
Look closely! It’s an isometric pixel drawing of iconic space rockets and their occupants. I was careful to do it to scale to give you an impression of how big each one would have been. I love space!
Good job! It’s nice to see boosters like this!
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