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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-05-2012 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spacecraft Apps release
First Landing

Now available from the Apple App Store.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 crew members Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the Moon. It was the first journey by humans to another celestial body.

The achievement of the first lunar landing was incredible, involving thousands of people to plan, develop and execute the flight. Through the First Landing app, you will see the first landing as never before, through computer simulation that allows you to enter the computer codes required.

You'll view the trajectory and maneuvers required, and you'll see the film from the LM window, synchronized for the first time with altitude and altitude rate indicators, computer displays, the ground track and more.

Experience the first journey to another world, and understand how the Eagle was landed.

Landing Visualization

The centerpiece of the "First Landing" app is a visualization of the landing from before powered descent initiation (a little over a minute before) through T-1 after landing.

Using the 16mm footage from the LMP window as a baseline, the display presents altitude, altitude rate, selected indicators, engine thrust, DSKY displays, the ground track, spacecraft attitude, mission time, event time (since ignition), as well as captions for the audio mix of air-to-ground, onboard and the flight director loop.

Eagle Hardware

Descriptions of the Eagle's hardware are extensive, giving you an overview of the vehicle used to implement the methods of landing.

LGC and DSKY

Learn how the DSKY operated in the lunar module for the descent to the surface.

Trajectory

Detailed information on the trajectory of Eagle from lunar orbit to the surface.

A unique, animated, annotated look a the final approach.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 04-07-2012 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just downloaded the app and it is outstanding. It brings together all the disparate information in one place, showing the landing in terms of audio, systems, crew and birds- eye view.

The Visualisation section is so comprehensive and engaging: I only wish you could pause during play in order to absorb the rapidly scrolling dialogue.

space1
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posted 04-07-2012 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a cool idea! (I wish I had thought of it!)

space4u
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posted 04-08-2012 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a heads up to all who want to download this app, it is listed as "1st Landing" and not "First Landing" in case you have a problem finding it.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 05-01-2012 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see they're doing a comprehensive Apollo 11 mission app next.

Similar to the First Landing mission snapshot it would be great to have an app covering (a) the Apollo 13 incident (maybe from explosion to TLI), or (b) Apollo 8 LOI through Christmas Eve.

the clocks running
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posted 06-03-2012 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased this app the day that it was released and really enjoying exploring it. If you have an iPad you need this outstanding Apollo related App.

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