Artemis I Flies by the Moon

 

The NASA website has some spectacular photos of the spacecraft flying to the Moon, testing systems to be used for the next manned flight. Here is one.

This just blew me away.  That’s the far side of our Moon that we never see.

Human beings did this. I am in awe of the scientists and engineers that make this possible. And the fact that they are Americans.

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  1. Steven Seward Member
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    That is unreal!

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  2. Stad Coolidge
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    Awesome . . .

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  3. Jimmy Carter Member
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  4. Flapjack Lincoln
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    I’ve been showing launches (and booster recoveries) to my junior high students this year even though I teach English.  It’s amazing what determination and know-how can do.  I’d like to add that is especially true when divorced from some sort of agenda, but that’s not quite the case unless I attach a modifier like “self-centered” or “stupid” to it.  But both of those don’t quite do the job either.  So I keep that thought to myself (in the classroom).

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  5. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I’ve been following the mission closely. It’s great. Feels like old times, only with MUCH better pictures!

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’ve been following the mission closely. It’s great. Feels like old times, only with MUCH better pictures!

    Yes, I was thinking about commenting something about how much better cameras have apparently gotten since the Apollo missions.

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  7. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’ve been following the mission closely. It’s great. Feels like old times, only with MUCH better pictures!

    Yes, I was thinking about commenting something about how much better cameras have apparently gotten since the Apollo missions.

    Part of it is that Apollo coverage was reduced in resolution because the television of the day couldn’t handle it. The print media pictures were the best.

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  8. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’ve been following the mission closely. It’s great. Feels like old times, only with MUCH better pictures!

    Yes, I was thinking about commenting something about how much better cameras have apparently gotten since the Apollo missions.

    Part of it is that Apollo coverage was reduced in resolution because the television of the day couldn’t handle it. The print media pictures were the best.

    They also brought back some great film, much higher quality than what could be broadcast on TV. You can see it in some of the recent documentaries about the Apollo program. 

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  9. kedavis Coolidge
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I’ve been following the mission closely. It’s great. Feels like old times, only with MUCH better pictures!

    Yes, I was thinking about commenting something about how much better cameras have apparently gotten since the Apollo missions.

    Part of it is that Apollo coverage was reduced in resolution because the television of the day couldn’t handle it. The print media pictures were the best.

    They also brought back some great film, much higher quality than what could be broadcast on TV. You can see it in some of the recent documentaries about the Apollo program.

    I saw some of those photos too, in books and stuff, but I think photo printing is better now too.

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