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Windows 7: Anniversary of Apollo 11

19 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I would love to post a picture of the coin. Unfortunately I've "put it in a place for safe keeping"

Whenever I find the "secret" place I'll post.


I would really love it see it though !
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19 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 10 64 bit

Harrie, Look back, I posted pictures (I found it).
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19 Jul 2014   #13

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Covington, Ozro

The Story of NASA’s Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network
by Sunny Tsiao

Covington, Ozro M., Mr.
Hall of Fame - Mr. Ozro M. Covington

Thanks from Neil Armstrong
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20 Jul 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Harrie, Look back, I posted pictures (I found it).
How did i miss them?

They look great!
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20 Jul 2014   #15

Windows 10 64 bit

After reading the history provided by slartybart, it brought back some memories. Thanks!

One trivia bit, our "high speed" links to Houston ran at 4800BPS. We had two 4800BPS links. Not all the downlink spacecraft data could be sent in realtime to Houston. The downlink telemetry data from Command module was 51.2K/bps and the downlink from the Lunar module was 72K/bps. Everything was recorded on tape and sent to Houston, but that was after the fact. Many times, Houston would have us breakout a certain parameter (voltage or switch) have us verbally report to them the value or if it changed because they couldn't get everything realtime. Along with the Telemetry data, there was also the tracking data, voice, etc. Everything came down on the "Unified S-Band" (called "USB" at the tracking stations) link from the spacecraft.
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20 Jul 2014   #16

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Does the OP have NASA PC? I want to play games on it
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20 Jul 2014   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

I was really into the early space program, enjoyed every bit of it. Some friends of mine were going to New Orleans the weekend of the moon landing. I declined to go because I had to see it on TV. One of the coolest pictures for me was the first photo of the Mercury 7 astronauts in their jet flight gear. It just gave so much promise of things to come.
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20 Jul 2014   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

i wish i could got to space.
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20 Jul 2014   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

It was all so fascinating and amazing. Kids today would be spoiled by all the SciFi/CGI/Games they have now. Back then, there were no home computers. And those rockets were known for BLOWING UP! Watching it on TV is burned into my memory. I remember looking up at the Moon and thinking, "There are people up there!". We watched at school too, everything else stopped if they were on TV while we were in school. I still find it one of the most amazing things human beings have accomplished. A Guy
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20 Jul 2014   #20
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Ars Technica published a wonderful article in celebrating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, was a great read:
Apollo 11 turns 45: a lunar landing anniversary retrospective | Ars Technica

The part where they explained how they put together the information on the CRT monitors and projections all the controllers and engineers at Mission Control were looking at was simply mindblowing.
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