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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-30-2010 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Introducing Spacelog --
Read the stories of early space exploration from the original NASA transcripts. Now open to the public in a searchable, linkable format.

How the site works

The main textual content of this site comes from a transcript of radio communications between the crew and mission control; there are some limitations which stem from the original recordings.

Each line starts with a timestamp, in Ground Elapsed Time, which is the time (in days, hours, minutes and seconds) since lift off; photographs are shown inline at a suitable place. You can navigate through the transcript using the phases of the mission, and key scenes within them, or search for things that might interest you using the box at the top of the page. While browsing through the transcript, there are also links that take you to the same place in the original typescript.

You can help

This site can be improved, and you can help -- whether by correcting remaining errors (although we hope there aren't many left), by adding more photos, or marking further glossary items. We would also be keen to talk to people about cleaning and converting transcripts and other information from other space missions, particularly for the early NASA missions in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, where transcripts are already available.

At launch, Apollo 13 and Mercury-Atlas 6 are online, with Gemini 7, Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 coming soon.

heng44
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posted 12-01-2010 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The idea is excellent, but in the Apollo 13 transcript CapCom Joe Kerwin is identified with a photo that shows Gerry Griffin...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-01-2010 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the strengths of this project seems to be the ability for those who recognize errors to be able to correct them (and if you don't have the technical knowledge to do so, you can still contact the site and inform them what needs to be corrected).
For small errors, it's probably easiest to just email them through to us at team@spacelog.com.

Rocketman!
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posted 12-01-2010 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocketman!   Click Here to Email Rocketman!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic job... really nice user interface and perfectly functional at first glance. Those guys are brilliant.

I found a minor transcription error in the Apollo 13 section and notified them.

http://apollo13.spacelog.org/03:08:26:00/#sho

i don't know what causad it.

Should read ...
I don't know what caused it.

BTW - The team@spacelog.com address bounced back as undeliverable. The address I found on their "getting involved" page is spacelog@googlegroups.com.

cspg
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posted 05-17-2011 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now available: Vostok 1, Mercury 3, Mercury 6, Gemini 3, Apollo 11 and Apollo 13.

All times are CT (US)

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