Posts: 685 From: Lee's summit, MO Registered: Jan 2005
posted February 04, 2005 02:15 AM
I just had a thought about those great Apollo 11 moon photos that we have seen for over 35 years. We tend to forget that those photos were not seen until after the command module was recovered. Can you imagine being the one who got to develop those photos? It would have been a small disaster is something had happened to the film cannister. You may not know that the film reels taken from the Beaches of Normandy were accidentally dumped into the the English Channel when they were transferred from one ship to another. That bit of history was lost. Anyone care to comment on that(moon film) or does anyone know the person or persons who developed the film from the moon?
Matt T Member
Posts: 1313 From: Chester, Cheshire, UK Registered: May 2001
posted February 04, 2005 02:47 AM
Richard Underwood developed the Apollo 11 film. If you find his personal account on the JSC Oral Histories site you'll read that he and his assistants (Terry Slezak among them) came within a whisker of destroying the Apollo 11 film. Fortunately they spotted the problem during a final rehearsal of the development equipment.