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    Hey, I used the below site to check out some of the apollo landing locations. Its weird at the locations of the landing sites, the "obejects" if I want to call them that appear un natural looking in hte picture. The resolution seems to be slightly different when you zooom right in. Just wondering if anyone else has checked them out.

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~carlkop/stenneck.html

  • #2
    Originally posted by Spectrel@Jan 21 2006, 07:28 PM
    Hey, I used the below site to check out some of the apollo landing locations. Its weird at the locations of the landing sites, the "obejects" if I want to call them that appear un natural looking in hte picture. The resolution seems to be slightly different when you zooom right in. Just wondering if anyone else has checked them out.

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~carlkop/stenneck.html
    If I'm skimming correctly, this guy's mission is (was) to find the exact coordinates of the lunar landings, right?
    I made an Apollo Landings addon with the locations based on google moon's landmarks. The numbers on this site look similar enough to mine, I should be able to update my addon with his numbers and upload it within a few days. Thanks for the pointer!
    Note: The above statement is probably an educated guess, derived from much forum reading, IRC chatting, general curiosity, etc. Use at your own risk.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 5of0@Jan 23 2006, 09:45 AM
      If I'm skimming correctly, this guy's mission is (was) to find the exact coordinates of the lunar landings, right?
      I made an Apollo Landings addon with the locations based on google moon's landmarks. The numbers on this site look similar enough to mine, I should be able to update my addon with his numbers and upload it within a few days. Thanks for the pointer!

      While your at it please consider the following sites for inclusion...
      http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar...llo_impact.html

      thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Guest@Jan 23 2006, 08:34 PM
        While your at it please consider the following sites for inclusion...
        http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar...llo_impact.html

        thanks
        All right, the updated version with the exact coordinates is now uploaded. Thanks, spectrel! As for the impact sites, I'll be glad to include those soon, but I want to get this version out first.
        Note: The above statement is probably an educated guess, derived from much forum reading, IRC chatting, general curiosity, etc. Use at your own risk.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 5of0@Jan 24 2006, 12:41 AM
          All right, the updated version with the exact coordinates is now uploaded. Thanks, spectrel! As for the impact sites, I'll be glad to include those soon, but I want to get this version out first.

          OK thanks a bunch,

          Interesting to see if the impact energy created any visual events..

          NASA plans to orbit another high resolution lunar remote sensing vehicle in ~2008...more great WW lunar data...

          thanks
          johnh

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johnh@Jan 24 2006, 07:11 PM
            OK thanks a bunch,

            Interesting to see if the impact energy created any visual events..

            NASA plans to orbit another high resolution lunar remote sensing vehicle in ~2008...more great WW lunar data...

            thanks
            johnh

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            • #7
              Cool did not know that. Wonder if it will have high enough resolution to see the landers etc. Corse the moon landing faked conspiracy nuts will claim they were photoshopped in. :P

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 5of0@Jan 23 2006, 09:41 PM
                All right, the updated version with the exact coordinates is now uploaded. Thanks, spectrel! As for the impact sites, I'll be glad to include those soon, but I want to get this version out first.
                Finally updated, see the Add-on page.
                Note: The above statement is probably an educated guess, derived from much forum reading, IRC chatting, general curiosity, etc. Use at your own risk.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 5of0@Feb 19 2006, 07:16 PM
                  Finally updated, see the Add-on page.

                  Just Great!

                  Thanks a bunch for adding the impact sites

                  For more background on the NASA Lunar Mission under consideration for 2008

                  http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johnh@Feb 19 2006, 05:45 PM
                    Just Great!

                    Thanks a bunch for adding the impact sites

                    For more background on the NASA Lunar Mission under consideration for 2008

                    http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/
                    Sure. While you're at it, do you have any suggestions for a better icon? I'm not really clear on what exactly impact sites are.
                    Note: The above statement is probably an educated guess, derived from much forum reading, IRC chatting, general curiosity, etc. Use at your own risk.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 5of0@Feb 19 2006, 10:03 PM
                      Sure. While you're at it, do you have any suggestions for a better icon? I'm not really clear on what exactly impact sites are.

                      Impact sites...
                      Each lunar mission, upon departure from the lunar surface in the Lunar Module, returned the crew back to the orbiting command module where they then returned back to Earth. As I understand it, the Lunar Module which returned them back to the command module was then deorbited and under "control" impacted back onto moon's surface...science data from the impact was captured with the science instrumentation placed upon the lunar surface such as the Active Seismic Experiment...


                      Thought those following this thread might enjoy the following, now possible ONLY due to the team behind the NASA WW Lunar visualization experience.

                      From NASA headquarters
                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...7/images17.html
                      Thank you Eric Jones

                      "This Apollo 17 Image Library contains all of the pictures taken on the lunar surface by the astronauts together with pictures from pre-flight training and pictures of equipment and the flight hardware. High-resolution version of many of the lunar surface images are included. A source for both thumbnail and low -resolution versions of the lunar surface images is a website compiled by Paul Spudis and colleagues at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston."


                      From this site we find Photo AS17-147-22465 as the LEM started the trip to the moon
                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...147-22465HR.jpg
                      (thank you Kipp Teague for the photo scans&#33

                      The caption reads
                      Gene took this photo on the orbit before final descent. On the final approach, Gene flew Challenger down over the Sculptured Hills (low, knobby hills in sunlight just right of frame center) and out over the valley floor before landing a little north of the Trident group of craters. The CSM with Ron Evans can be seen in the left distance with the South Massif in the background. Henry is the furthermost of the three largish craters at the foot of the North Massif to the right.



                      Obtain a similar view in WW
                      Open up WW MOON
                      Using Layer Manager
                      turn OFF the Clementine 40xx layer
                      turn off the Placenames

                      turn ON the Clementine 30xx

                      paste the following into your Browser (FF) (and adjust your readout if it does not work)

                      worldwind://goto/world=moon&lat=19.86602&lon=30.332981&al t=34451&dir=272.43&clemitine&30xx&tilt=7 0.20623&FOV=40.00001

                      this is to illustrate what the view was like from the orbiting Command Module watching the departure of the Apollo 17 LM Challenger to rendezvous with the moon

                      footprints help context the achievement
                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...147-22580HR.jpg

                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...146-22371HR.jpg

                      so does the rover
                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...146-22387HR.jpg

                      http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/...147-22527HR.jpg


                      The distance to Earth (home) two hundred thirty thousand miles away...

                      A fantastic achievement - thank you to all

                      Full credit provided to those who run WEB sites, photo scans courtesy NASA, NASA Johnson, Kipp Teague, Ron Wells, as indicated photo credit to "National Aeronautics and Space Administration"

                      John

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