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Dave Scott performed one of the most legendary experiments: the galilean 'hammer & feather' held on the Moon, 50 years ago #Today #Apollo15 #Apollo50
One of the best series of photos taken during the Apollo 15's third extravehicular activity, 50 years ago #Today [5 photos stitched with MS ICE] #Apollo50 Image
The Apollo 15's Lunar Module liftoff and ascent from the rover camera was the first televised liftoff of a Lunar Module, 50 years ago #Today #Apollo50
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51 Years Ago Today-
We Choose to Go to the #Moon.
At 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket carrying three American astronauts set off on a journey to land on the surface of the Moon. #Apollo #Space Image
Apollo 11 is pictured here at liftoff, with an American flag flying in the foreground. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were on their way to the Moon, riding nearly 7.6 million pounds of thrust from the first stage of the Saturn V.
The Apollo 11 astronauts spent thousands of hours in simulators and test vehicles in the years and months leading up to their mission.
Through the combined effort of over 20,000 companies, and over 400,000 NASA personnel, three humans were sent to the Moon.
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A year ago, we were getting ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

In a thrilling and ridiculous effort, I wrote 50 pieces in 50 days, for @FastCompany leading up to that anniversary, July 20, 1969 — all about what it was like to fly to the Moon.
2/ Going to the Moon was itself a thrilling and ridiculous effort.

When Kennedy said 'to the Moon!' in May 1961, it was an impossible task.

98 months later, Armstrong & Aldrin were bouncing around on the Moon.
3/ The race to the Moon required the best of Americans. And not just the best of American leaders.

It required the best of ordinary Americans.

Because it was ordinary Americans who did the work to get Armstrong & Aldrin to the Moon — inspired by the mission & the work.
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What happened to the Great American Logistics Machine?

A reported essay by @DSegalNYTimes.

'The country is flunking a curriculum that it basically wrote.'…
2/ You know who civilian invented 'big project management'?

@NASA did.

During #Apollo50.

A massive project: on time, on budget, & a success — across a decade & $24 billion.

'Fortune' magazine's cover story about the 1st Moon landing was 'The Unexpected Payoff of Apollo.' ImageImage
3/ The US learned civilian logistics to get to the Moon.

20,000 companies made parts for Apollo. That required some fresh ways of thinking — imaginative ways of managing, motivating, organizing work.

That's what 'One Giant Leap' is all about, in fact.…
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I saw the movie #Apollo13 with #LunarModule Program Director #JoeGavin. Now it’s time to tell the forgotten story—which that film doesn’t show—of how he & his #Grumman #Team helped rescue the astronauts with a #LMLifeboat while the world watched:… #Apollo50
Five decades ago, during the aborted #Apollo13 mission of April 1970, #Grumman Aerospace Corporation’s #LunarModule saved 3 astronauts by becoming a lifeboat-tugboat. Throughout the crisis, #LM Program Director #JoeGavin manned his post @NASA’s #MissionControl Center in #Houston.
Gavin led a multi-hundred-person team in Houston & Bethpage, NY to help coordinate assessment & use of the #LM’s capabilities for emergency #LunarLifeboat role.

Gavin, virtually all of his colleagues + contemporaries & #Grumman itself have subsequently departed from the scene.
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#Apollo13 NASA's most successful failure, l'échec le plus réussi de la @NASA. #OTD 11 avril 1970, 19:13 UTC : décollage de la fusée #SaturnV emportant la mission #Apollo13. Elle n'atteint pas la Lune mais les astronautes rentrent sains et saufs. Un #Thread à suivre... #Apollo50 ImageImageImageImage
#Apollo13 13 ? Décollage à 19:13 UTC. Les astronautes ne sont pas supersticieux. Et il y a souvent de petits imprévus. En nov. 69, #Apollo12 à été frappé 2 fois par la foudre juste après le lancement. Le centre de mission a perdu la télémétrie : #Apollo50 ImageImage
#Apollo13 : en période de #COVIDー19, un mot sur la rougeole. Initialement désigné pour la mission, Ken Mattingly a été remplacé par sa doublure, Jack Swigert, quelques jours avant le décollage : la NASA craignait qu'il ait attrapé la rougeole. Pas de chance ? #Apollo50 #Space Image
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🙋‍♀️Raise your hand if Wikipedia is one of the first places you go to find information. (Don’t worry, you’re not alone.)

Today, we hosted an edit-a-thon to increase the information about women on Wikipedia and make sure that information is accurate and sourced. #BecauseOfHerStory
We added lots of information and photos. We also created a dozen new Wikipedia articles for women in STEM, like Baerbel Lucchitta, an astrogeologist who helped make the lunar maps for the Apollo 11 mission:… #Apollo50 #BecauseOfHerStory Woman sitting on rover
Until now, there wasn’t a public domain image of astronomer Phoebe Waterman Haas, so museum educator Diane Kidd, who is also an illustrator, created a portrait of her live during our event. It's now on Phoebe's Wikipedia entry:… #BecauseOfHerStory Woman holding drawingDrawing of Phoebe Waterman Haas
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All eyes on @isro this morning 👀 - the Indian Space Research Organisation is set to launch its spacecraft, #Chandrayaan2, to the south pole of the moon today. The launch is scheduled for 14:43 local time (10:13 BST). Here's @BBCNews' report from Thursday…
This is @ISRO’s second attempt at launching #Chandrayaan2 - the first attempt, on 14 July, was aborted just minutes before launch, due to a “technical snag”…
If the #Chandrayaan2 landing is successful, it will make India just the fourth nation to complete a soft landing on the moon, after the US, USSR, and China, and the first to land near the south pole…
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As we commemorate #Apollo50, I’m reminded of what’s truly inspiring about the mission- that all corners of our country contributed to achieving the goal set out by President Kennedy.
Glynn Lunney, a native of Old Forge, served as one of the three Flight Directors for Apollo 11.…
The Command Module Columbia, home for the three astronauts on their way to and from the moon, was designed and built by Pittsburgh’s North American Rockwell.
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#Apollo50 science x fashion choice:

@SvahaUSA’s Apollo dress they sent me to try out. It’s a 100% cotton swirly T-shirt dress (with pockets!!) where spacecraft schematics are stylish.
Code MIKA20 is 20% (on anything) Mika in her Apollo dress leaning on a tree
Disclosure: I’m not getting paid or a sales commission — they sent me the dress to review (& yeah, I’m keeping it!), but that’s it. #ad-ish?

Pro: It’s a swirly science dress that’s more casual than my full performance gowns & crinolines. Mika dramatically posing off a lightpost in her Apollo dress at sunset
Pro: Pockets!!

Con: T-shirts are clingy & unforgiving. So are T-shirt dresses. If I stash rocks in my pockets, even wee pebbles break the line.

Pro: Cotton is exceptionally friendly in hot weather. Breathable, lightweight, wicks sweat...

Con: ...& wrinkles. Yay ironing? Mika with her hands in the dress pockets, which are now lumpy
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Today is the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11 landing on the moon! To celebrate this feat of engineering, ASME has put together articles about everything from the lunar module's engineers to the best movies movies about the moon. Here we go! #Apollo50ASME #Apollo50 #Apollo50th
"When I was there working on it, it was more like, 'We've got a job to do, we’re engineers, we can get the job done.'"

The engineers who built the lunar module look back:

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
Hear from those engineers in the own words in the latest episode of the ASME TechCast. Listen now:

#Apollo11 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th #Apollo50ASME
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1- Los 50 años del viaje del #Apolo11 a la Luna.

La visita de Armstrong, Aldrin y Collins a la Ciudad de México el 29 de septiembre de 1969.
#Apollo50th #ApolloXI #Apollo50 #Apollo11 #CDMX #Mexico #MexicoCity
(Foto mía de la luna roja durante el eclipse del 20/01/2019)
2- El 20 de julio de 1969 la tripulación del Apolo XI descendió en la superficie de la Luna.
(Izq: Photo credit: NASA…)
(Der: Photo credit: NASA…...)
3- Una vez realizada esa hazaña, el gobierno de Richard Nixon se dedicó a cacarear el huevo. Eran los años de la Guerra Fría y los EEUU querían presumir su victoria sobre la Unión Soviética en la carrera a la Luna.

Jack Weir / Wikimedia Commons…...
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In celebration of one of the greatest achievements of mankind, I attended the #GoToTheMoon #Apollo50 event on the National Mall.
What a spectacular re-creation of the #Apollo11 moon landing mission. The projections on the Washington Monument were amazing!
TBH, I teared up 🇺🇸
We heard from #JFKMoonshot speech.
So inspirational.
#Apollo50 #Apollo11
The #Apollo11 moon 🌝 landing! #Apollo50
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This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing and, of course, there are N.J. connections. Here we go ... 1/7
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, N.J. Reporter @karen_yi tells the story of a hometown hero: 2/7
It was the 8th inning of a tie game at Yankee Stadium when legendary announcer Bob Sheppard told the crowd Apollo 11 had landed. Columnist @StevePoliti revisits that moment:

Where were you? #Apollo50th 3/7
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THREAD: In honour of #Apollo50th, a look at how the #Moon landing was reported in the USSR and elsewhere
On Radio Moscow's home service, Vladimir Tregubov saluted the astronauts and the Soviet pioneers of space exploration. #Apollo50
In Pravda newspaper, a writer identified as Vinogradov personally congratulated the astronauts on their mission
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I’m over the moon about the interview I just got to conduct.
Stories to come.
EXCLUSIVE: I interviewed @TheRealBuzz for the 50th anniversary of the #MoonLanding. We talked his vision for 🇺🇸 in space: Back to the Moon as a step toward a Pilgrim settlement on Mars, using what he dubbed a TransWay Orbit Rendezvous to make it happen.…
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#LlegadaalaLuna #Apollo50th #Apollo50

25.000 millones $
400.000 personas
384.480 km distancia
600 millones espectadores

3 astronautas

Para muchos, el acontecimiento + importante de la historia.

Fuimos a explorar la Luna y descubrimos la Tierra!

Abro Hilo: Misión #Apollo11
Diámetro Mercurio: 4.879 km
Venus 12.104 km
Marte 6.779 km
Júpiter 139.820 km
Saturno 120.536 km
Urano 51.118 km
Neptuno 49.244 km

La suma de los diámetros del resto de planetas del Sistema Solar son 384.480 km, justo la distancia existente entre la Tierra y la Luna. Existen
coincidencias cósmicas tan improbables q nos resultan realmente mágicas y perturbadoras. El psiquiatra suizo Carl Gustav Jung lo llamaba sincronicidad, uno de los aspectos + enigmáticos y sorprendentes de nuestro universo. Jung llegó a la conclusión q existe una íntima conexión
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Let's look at Tin Tin on the Moon in celebration of #Apollo50 #Apollo11 actually achieving this.

Originally serialized in the early 1950s, Herge did extensive research into what space flight might be like.

Join young reporter Tin Tin, and Captain Haddock in

Destination Moon
First off, Captain Haddock receives a telegram from Professor Calculus.

A 'telegram' was kind of like an Instant Message back then, but not so instant.
Any SpongeBob SquarePants fans out there

I love these jokes "We're Leaving at Once"
Two Days later...

It reminds me of "Gilligan Cuts" where someone says "I won't, I won't, I won't" and then it cuts to them doing exactly that.

Off to Syldavia!
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Bonne nouvelle ! Les inscriptions au #Concours de #Nouvelles des @AmisCiteEspace sont prolongées jusqu'au 31 juillet. Envie d'écrire ? Faites le premier pas, c'est le bon moment...… #Apollo11 #Apollo50th #espace #livre #auteur
50 ans après les premiers pas de Neil Armstrong sur la Lune, imaginer une autre histoire ? C'est le thème de notre #Concours de #Nouvelles 2019. #sciencefiction, #poesie, #polar, #science... Tout est possible. Le réglement :…
#Concours de #Nouvelles de @AmisCiteEspace Envie de laisser votre empreinte ? Envoyez un mail à Remise des prix le 9 décembre à @CiteEspace #Lune #Apollo50 #Apollo11
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@AmisCiteEspace lance son concours de nouvelles. Le thème 2019 : "20 juillet 69, un autre pas pour une autre Histoire". Vous avez envie d'écrire ? La lune vous inspire ? Les tweets suivants expliquent comment participer... #Lune #Moon #Apollo50 #Apollo
#ConcoursDeNouvelles Pour s’inscrire, envoyer un message à l’adresse en suivant les indications du règlement #Lune #Moon #Apollo50 #Nouvelles #Littérature #Concours
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🚀Countdown to Launch 🚀

July 16, 1969, three astronauts departed on a mission that would captivate the world. In celebration of #Apollo50, we're counting down to the launch of #Apollo11 by sharing an artifact each day that tells the story of our journey from Earth to the Moon.
The artifacts we will be highlighting — big and small, critical and amusing, familiar and never-before-seen — are expanded on in the new book "Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects" by National Air and Space Museum curator Teasel Muir-Harmony. #Apollo50
Yesterday marked 50 days to #Apollo11 launch, so let's start at the beginning of the Space Race: the failed launch of the Vanguard TV-3 satellite in December 1957, a response to the Soviet Union's Sputnik success two months earlier: #Apollo50
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A la @CiteEspace, inauguration officielle de l'exposition "Plongés dans l'enfer de #Dora, 9000 destins singuliers" avec la présidente des Amis de la Fondation pour la mémoire de la déportation
@RegardSurTerre @CiteEspace A la @CiteEspace, dépôt de gerbe au pied de la plaque commémorative à la mémoire des déportés de #Dora. A droite, un moteur de fusée #V2. Au centre de la pièce, le moteur #Vulcain d'#Ariane5
A la @CiteEspace, la conférence « De la fabrication des premières fusées au développement des activités spatiales » commence... Début de l'intervention de @Laurent_Thiery #Dora #apollo50 #space
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La face sombre de la conquête spatiale. En hommage aux déportés du camp de Dora, conférence le 15 mai à 19h à @CiteEspace : "De la fabrication des premières fusées au développement des activités spatiales" avec @Laurent_Thiery, C. Favre et J.C. Renou, ancien ingénieur du @CNES
@Laurent_Thiery est directeur scientifique du programme de recherche sur les déportés de Dora pour @lacoupole62. Claude Favre, petite-fille de Marcel Petit, toulousain déporté à Dora, a rédigé les biographies des déportés de la région de #Toulouse. #space #Apollo50
Après la destruction de #Peenemünde, les allemands vont produire le #V2 en série dans l’usine souterraine Mittelwerk en utilisant une main-d’œuvre concentrationnaire provenant du camp de #Buchenwald. Des milliers de déportés vont travailler dans des conditions inhumaines #space
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