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Old 20th Jul 2019, 2:43 pm   #3
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Default Re: 50 years ago today (Apollo 11)

My dad woke me up to see the moon walk at 3:00 AM, it is still vivid in my memory. Armstrong left the LEM at 3:45 (ish), fantastic. Dad, a keen photographer took loads of shots of the TV and as he had access to an RAF darkroom a couple of days later I had 8x10" prints to show off at school.

One being the lunar module's navigation computer crashing during the final decent
It didn't crash but merrily shed off less important tasks hence the 1202 alarm, boy they could write proper software then!
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