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December16

Men landed on the moon 48 years ago. The technology is still stunning. I still find it incredible that all this was achieved with computing power you would easily find in a contemporary washing machine, toaster or a digital watch; indeed, the microprocessors or microcontrollers in such equipment have far more power and cost anywhere up to $2 a piece.

With that in mind, here’s some superbly immersive websites that sync all the video and audio as well as stills of the lunar landings.

This is the complete landing sequence of Apollo 11 with audio and visual synced. Superb.
http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

This is a continuous loop of of Apollo 17 from launch to life on the lunar surface with photos and video. Again, superb.
http://apollo17.org

And then fast forward to today. Space-X is launching rockets that dump the payload into orbit and then the fist stage rocket section falls back to earth and lands vertically on the landing pad, ready for repair and re-use. Off. The. Hook.

“The Falcon has landed” | Recap of Falcon 9 launch and landing

Longer sequence of events

Pretty sick.

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