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tylerham
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posted 10-21-2012 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tylerham   Click Here to Email tylerham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of you might enjoy this web interactive I created featuring the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

If you do check it out, I'd love to hear your feedback on what you like about it or ways it could be improved.

tetrox
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posted 10-21-2012 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely fantastic, it brings a whole new life to the landing. I am sure your efforts will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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posted 10-21-2012 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is outstanding!

I have heard air-to-ground communications before and heard them synched with the landing film, but to hear the flight controllers and their dialogue adds a drama that I had not previously experienced.

The graphics are nice. I especially like the one of the flight controllers' console positions and how they indicate where the talking person is sitting.

The LM pitch indicator is a bit too small for my eyes. It almost looked to me as if it showed a landing probe on the front leg, where none existed on the real Eagle. I would have prefered to see a small red dot moving along a height vs landing path trajectory graphic.

These are my little nits and should detract in no way from the great experience you guys have produced.

topmiler
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posted 10-21-2012 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent, well done.

stsmithva
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posted 10-21-2012 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That website is a triumph. I can't imagine how much work it took to create such a fascinating account of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. I'll be watching it again very soon.

randy
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posted 10-21-2012 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AstroAutos
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posted 10-21-2012 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic resource - brought the Apollo 11 landing to life for me in a way I've never experienced (very useful for people like me who weren't even born at the time of the landing!)

One slight error I noticed was at 102:35:54 GET where it says Buzz Aldrin is saying 'Stand by, Looking good to us. You're still looking good at 3, coming up 3 minutes', but I'm pretty sure it's Charlie Duke speaking.

Very well done.

spaceman1953
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posted 10-21-2012 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is absolutely incredible. I read all the comments here and then went to see it. I posted "shared" it on Facebook with a comment... and when you all figure out how you get Internet awards for works like this, let me know where I go to vote!

I found the use of both "sides" of my speakers to be the most useful part of it.

I have heard the CapCom and astronauts side of the landing but never the MCC chatter. Gene Kranz had to be the coolest/calmest man in the room!

Thank you for your work. It is incredible!

413 is in
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posted 10-21-2012 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mad props, dude.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 10-21-2012 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super job on this! A great new perspective on the landing.

jtheoret
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posted 10-22-2012 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jtheoret   Click Here to Email jtheoret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

Fra Mauro
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posted 10-22-2012 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply amazing. I will show it next time my space club meets in school. Thank you so much!

tylerham
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posted 10-22-2012 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tylerham   Click Here to Email tylerham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, AstroAutos, that is a good catch! I will get that fixed.

Michael Davis
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posted 10-22-2012 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Extraordinary work. This is just fantastic. Like most cS members, I've heard the Apollo 11 crew/CAPCOM chatter a thousand times before (including the day it actually happened), but never the Flight Director loop.

A couple of things stood out. Kranz was remarkably cool and remarkably fast in making decisions. There was a sound of authority there that is difficult to describe. My already high regard for him went up after hearing the loop.

Also, I was impressed by how lightning fast Charlie Duke relayed decisions to the crew. He did not make a mistake or waste even a second.

Thank you for doing this.

tranquility
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posted 10-22-2012 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tranquility     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May be you might enjoy this one:

David Carey
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posted 10-22-2012 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a tour-de-force piece of work. Great stuff and congratulations Tyler. It really brings out the fast-paced and complex nature of the A11 landing.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 10-22-2012 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, just great, fascinating!

Gonzo
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posted 10-23-2012 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As said by the others, I too have seen and heard the various parts many times, but have never seen it put together like this. This is just wonderful and should be made a historic item. No where else have I seen all these parts put together like this. It puts a whole new perspective on the landing that you can't get from the individual pieces. It really puts the whole thing together.

Great work!

garymilgrom
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posted 10-23-2012 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto above - Fantastic!!

contra
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posted 10-23-2012 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for contra   Click Here to Email contra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome work.

MattJL
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posted 10-23-2012 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MattJL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is absolutely brilliant!

ozspace
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posted 10-24-2012 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tranquility:
May be you might enjoy this one
Also a nice piece of work tranquility, thanks!

tegwilym
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posted 10-25-2012 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent!!!

AstroAutos
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posted 10-26-2012 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just wondering would it be feasible to change the movie of the lunar module going over the Moon in the centre of the screen with the actual Apollo 11 landing footage and align it with the what's being said on the loop?

Don't know if it would be possible but just a suggestion.

DChudwin
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posted 10-26-2012 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an outstanding historical reference which highlights not only the air-to-ground but also what was being said in mission control.

While Gene Kranz is famous for Apollo 13, he really should be given more credit for heading the mission control team for Apollo 11. Similarly, Charlie Duke is known for Apollo 16, but he played a key role as CAPCOM on both Apollo 10 and 11.

Tyler, you are to be congratulated on this wonderful interactive.

Henry Heatherbank
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posted 10-27-2012 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henry Heatherbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tylerham:
If you do check it out, I'd love to hear your feedback on what you like about it or ways it could be improved.
The single coolest account of the landing I have EVER seen. That is fantastic!!

spaceman1953
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posted 10-28-2012 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, if you did this for Apollo 13... WOW, wouldn't THAT also be FANTASTIC!?!?!

Thanks again for this Apollo 11 interactive.

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Nicely done!

RichardH
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posted 10-29-2012 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichardH   Click Here to Email RichardH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spaceman1953:
You know, if you did this for Apollo 13...
There's this guy on YouTube that posted videos of the Apollo 13 mission, illustrated with the Orbiter sim, but with the actual voice and video transmissions overlapped.

Here's the one he uploaded for the transposition and docking maneuver.

Lunar Module 5
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posted 11-16-2012 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar Module 5   Click Here to Email Lunar Module 5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope some are liking the Full Mission videos - Apollo 13 is on hold until I can get the next audio segment. Next up is Gemini 3. Should be fun to take the Gus Mobile for a spin!

Lou Chinal
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posted 11-23-2012 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tylerham, I can tell a lot of work went into this. Good job.

Michael Davis
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posted 08-26-2013 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tylerham:
Some of you might enjoy this web interactive I created featuring the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
By chance I was on a flight with Gene Kranz from Houston to San Francisco last week. We briefly discussed your website. It was clear that Mr. Kranz liked your work on syncing the various communication channels and video. He was quite familiar with it. I thought I'd pass that along.

ejectr
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posted 08-26-2013 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent job! You can be proud of your phenomenal work.

ww21943
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posted 08-27-2013 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ww21943   Click Here to Email ww21943     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished the first part. Amazing!

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