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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rocket to the Moon


Saturn V, The first Rocket for the Moon - Documentary

Saturday night and I'm sitting home watching documentaries on YouTube. This one is pretty good, mostly for the attitudes and emotions of those involved. The problems they describe may, or may not, have been the biggest problems they faced, but they were representative of the kinds of problems they had to deal with. If something went wrong the whole thing went blooey. They talk about computers controlling things and it makes me wonder just what kind of computers they were. And then there are the movies of the engines taken in flight. What kind of cameras were they using for that? TV cameras, I suppose, but all analog, which meant they were broadcasting their signal back to the ground. I doubt whether we have enough people around who even know how to do that anymore.

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