I’ve always been fascinated with the Space Race and the more I read about it the more I want to learn. The fact we were able to send so many men into space (and bring them BACK) with what would now be considered primitive technology is amazing.
I ran across this link a while back & thought I’d share. These are previously unreleased images (8,400 in all) of the Apollo Project uploaded to Flickr.
After reviewing the pictures if you get really ambitious you can try piloting a Online Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator yourself. Good luck!
I can’t begin to imagine how much code was necessary for this robot to work like this. Very cool concept that could be suited to planetary exploration. This thing reminds me of a hermit crab.
Although somewhat simple and dated this manual is a relic of the space age that’s coming to an end.
I’m sure photography in the vacuum weightlessness of space has it challenges, especially when orbiting around the earth at 15,000+ MPH. With that kind of speed your lighting is going to constantly change and you really need to understand your camera.
A lot of the images we associate with space travel were taken with Hasselblad equipment it remains the main tool for ultra serious photographers.
If you’re interested in learning more about exposure settings and composition this 40-page manual is worth checking out.