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Old 21 Jul 2019, 06:17 (Ref:3918695)   #4111
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Agreed Mike. Amazing story and to put it into context, as has been said, most 1970s digital watches had more computing power than the entire Apollo 11 capsule and landing module.
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 08:56 (Ref:3918703)   #4112
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Agreed Mike. Amazing story and to put it into context, as has been said, most 1970s digital watches had more computing power than the entire Apollo 11 capsule and landing module.
Yes, one commentator suggested a modern fridge had more computing power, but that may a bit of an exaggeration!

When the LM took off from the moon’s surface, Armstrong’s heart rate was only in the 90s, according to what was said on the C4 docu last night, Aldrin’s a bit higher at 120. Just shows what an amazing man Armstrong was......
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 09:29 (Ref:3918707)   #4113
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Look on the bright side Mike.
Are you talking about sun glasses here? My point of "view" is the same!

Just thoroughly tested an MX5 at Nogaro. What a nice track it is, interesting and 2.24 miles long. Being a car of rental mine is definitely not the best of the batch but enough to bring back all the racing feelings. A necessary come back to the school but a little bit frustrated by the lack of power and the slow maximum speed.
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 09:38 (Ref:3918710)   #4114
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Would be good to visit Nogaro, as I always hear good things about it! The B19/SLR owner has an interesting new car for 2020, and Iíve already suggested when itís ready we test at Nogaro, so much more of an adventure than Silverstone......
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 11:02 (Ref:3918714)   #4115
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Would be good to visit Nogaro, as I always hear good things about it! The B19/SLR owner has an interesting new car for 2020, and Iíve already suggested when itís ready we test at Nogaro, so much more of an adventure than Silverstone......
I wonder what...?
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 13:01 (Ref:3918720)   #4116
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Not for me to tell, but itís a small step up from the B19 and will run in CER2....
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Old 21 Jul 2019, 16:05 (Ref:3918729)   #4117
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Yes Nogaro is a great track often sunny, good food around and mainly people are helpfulÖ*I say mainly. A long straight and very interesting corners to test both driver skills and chassis abilities. I takes a while if not more to learn all the tricks putting you from fast to very fast thoÖ
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Donít know about anyone else, but having watched the black and white footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing again, and listened to the story of the whole event- Iím in awe of what an incredible achievement it was! When the LM lands and the fuel readout shows only a few seconds of burn left, thatís close.......

If anybody is interested , here is a restored video of the moon landing .
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But you do need some spare hours .
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I can also recommend the documentary series "Chasing the Moon" available on BBC iPlayer. No talking heads, no narration, just superb archive footage and contemporary and modern comments from the people involved. The sequence about the Apollo 1 fire was chilling.

I hadn't realised that the person responsible for the return journeys of the Apollo missions was a 25 year old female maths graduate.
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I can also recommend the documentary series "Chasing the Moon" available on BBC iPlayer. No talking heads, no narration, just superb archive footage and contemporary and modern comments from the people involved. The sequence about the Apollo 1 fire was chilling.

I hadn't realised that the person responsible for the return journeys of the Apollo missions was a 25 year old female maths graduate.
Gee, thanks Alan! Thatís 5hrs to watch, and Iím into episode 1 already.....
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Donít know about anyone else, but having watched the black and white footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing again, and listened to the story of the whole event- Iím in awe of what an incredible achievement it was! When the LM lands and the fuel readout shows only a few seconds of burn left, thatís close.......
Yeah I watched a doco which included 'the forgotten files', showing lots of unseen behind the scenes stuff.... apparently the pre-selected landing spot had turned into a crater and Armstrong had to cruise around looking for another more suitable spot to land, hence the fuel shortage. But what a cool dude Armstrong was. Nothing seemed to phase him.
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Yeah I watched a doco which included 'the forgotten files', showing lots of unseen behind the scenes stuff.... apparently the pre-selected landing spot had turned into a crater and Armstrong had to cruise around looking for another more suitable spot to land, hence the fuel shortage. But what a cool dude Armstrong was. Nothing seemed to phase him.
Forgot to mention that as the computer was controlling the landing at the pre-selected site, Armstrong had to ditch the computer's help and had to find a suitable landing spot via camera and do the revised site landing manually!
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Old 22 Jul 2019, 07:54 (Ref:3918791)   #4123
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Are you talking about sun glasses here? My point of "view" is the same!

Just thoroughly tested an MX5 at Nogaro. What a nice track it is, interesting and 2.24 miles long. Being a car of rental mine is definitely not the best of the batch but enough to bring back all the racing feelings. A necessary come back to the school but a little bit frustrated by the lack of power and the slow maximum speed.
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Forgot to mention that as the computer was controlling the landing at the pre-selected site, Armstrong had to ditch the computer's help and had to find a suitable landing spot via camera and do the revised site landing manually!
The stories I heard on the radio were that they launched the LM about 15 seconds too late and so overshot the original landing site. Hence Armstrong took over, and had to overfly boulders before choosing a new site on the fly.

Apparently there were two audio feeds. One the public could hear and one private just to Houston. The comment "boulders" on the tapes should have been sent to the private feed and went public by mistake.

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It's amazing how they managed to do all that at the time. Just shows how intelligent the astronauts were. And to think as tech has increased we haven't been back to the moon for a long long time
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