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Michael Interbartolo

Michael Interbartolo 

Rocket Scientist by Day and Glass Explorer 24/7

Occupation: New Business Development (NASA)

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Pamela L. Gay87,844Main event page: https://plus.google.com/events/c3unk9ugq9n99d6k325bqrgpclcInspiring the public through Planets2014-09-11 13:58:2129  
Google Lunar XPRIZE634,986Join us to talk with Moon pioneers @100178094478432687792 and @101857647439433066235 and find out how they're engaging students---and heading to the Moon! Overview A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the @102997835182088845710 .Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 005: Rockets and Students ENGAGE!2014-05-28 03:00:0076  
Aaron Kasten22,2212013 is almost at an end.  Let's celebrate the new year together. We'll have the first massive New Years Eve party #throughglass   At midnight everyone takes a photo and shares it with #newyearsthroughglass   You can also take photos or record videos of the count down and share them throughout the evening. We'll document the New Year as it happens from the perspective of  #glassexplorers We could even try to get some hangouts going!#NewYearsThroughGlass2013-12-31 23:00:00136  
Google+13,041,257The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033644  
Mike Stenger45,069The end of the world is December 21st. It's anybody's guess exactly what time the earth is supposed to explode in a fireball of dust. Come December 20th at 11PM Eastern, if everything is still ticking, feel free to join us in a public Hangout where we can talk about the imminent apocalypse, cats, smartphones, how to knit the perfect Christmas sweater or even everyone's favorite, Google+!End Of The World Hangout2012-12-21 05:00:0013  
Casey McKinnon3,521,598It's up now! Santa is an Atheist: http://youtu.be/MjSkZnCHS1U Happy holidays to all! Love, Casey ClausA Christmas present from me to you!2012-12-19 18:00:00378  

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2016-07-19 19:24:21 (19 comments; 8 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

Cool wall hooks for star wars fans

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2016-07-18 21:42:30 (9 comments; 17 reshares; 265 +1s; )Open 

A longer exposure would be required to capture the stars as well. Cassini has captured stars on many occasions, especially when a target moon is in eclipse, and thus darker than normal.

Dione (698 miles, 1123 kilometers across) and Epimetheus (70 miles, 113 kilometers across) are seen in this view, above the rings at left and right respectively.

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7391/

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2016-07-18 21:42:30 (9 comments; 17 reshares; 265 +1s; )Open 

A longer exposure would be required to capture the stars as well. Cassini has captured stars on many occasions, especially when a target moon is in eclipse, and thus darker than normal.

Dione (698 miles, 1123 kilometers across) and Epimetheus (70 miles, 113 kilometers across) are seen in this view, above the rings at left and right respectively.

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7391/

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2016-07-24 20:36:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

For all you Pokemon masters as you roam your town now you can show your team allegiance

Show your #PokemonGo team pride! Organize group events, head on down to the park to catch #Pokemon or just have one ready for when they add the ability to battle and trade with other players...and do it all in style! Optionally include your name or in-game nickname on the back along with any number you choose. The color of the sleeves will match your Pokemon Go team colors. The team emblem and name/number on the back will be printed in a charcoal color.

Don't live in the U.S.? No worries. Simply contact us via our website or via a direct message here with your shipping details and we will see what options are available to you and your friends!

http://spdrfly.com/?p=16773 #TeamInstinct #TeamMystic #TeamValor___For all you Pokemon masters as you roam your town now you can show your team allegiance

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2016-07-24 17:11:46 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Season two looks to be kicking things up a few notches.
Wrapping up the Eros story line and bringing in Bobbie and that incident as well.
January 2017 is still a ways off but let's go for full burn and #rememberthecant

The conclusion of Leviathan Wakes and at least part of Caliban's War will be covered during season two of The Expanse.
Holden and Miller are back along with the rest of the Rock crew to uncover what the protomolecue is doing to Eros and who is pulling the strings to bring Mara and Earth to war.
#rememberthecant___Season two looks to be kicking things up a few notches.
Wrapping up the Eros story line and bringing in Bobbie and that incident as well.
January 2017 is still a ways off but let's go for full burn and #rememberthecant

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2016-07-24 13:07:02 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

The #apollo11 crew arrives safely back on earth.
Kennedy's dream is realized as man has walked on the Moon and come home before the end of the decade.

July 24, 1969 - Apollo 11 Returns home
previous day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/3aPB6Xt278N
‘God bless you,’ Apollo 11 tells waiting world

HOUSTON - The voyage was “made possible by the blood, sweat and tears of a number of people,” Mike Collins, Command Module pilot, told a world watching by television. “All you see is the three of us...below are thousands and thousands of people.”

Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin, normally a matter-of-fact and unemotional man, used a verse from the Psalms to reflect his feelings:

“When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which through hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful of him?”

Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the last to speak, told the world:
“The responsibililty for this flight lies first with history and the giants of science who preceed this...next to the American people...and their desire...to four administrations...to the agency and industry team...

“Our special thanks go to all those Americans who built those spacecraft, did the construction, the design, the tests, and put their hearts and all their abilities into those tasks.

“To those poeple we give a special ‘thank you.’ To all the others who are watching tonight, God bless you.”
The astronauts ended their brief televised message to earth with a picture of it growing blue in the distance out the window. As the telecast began, Armstrong explained, “It seems appropriate to us now to share some of the reflections of the crew.”

Delighted laughter from the spacecraft Wednesday greeted the report that a baby had been named “Module” in their honor. A weather report, telling of rain in Houston after a long drought, was read to them. “I think my yard could use some water,” said Armstrong. “I wish you’d find out the last time my yard was cut,” Aldrin requested.
“How are the chinch bugs ‘getting along?’” Collins interjected.

Communicator astronauts Owen Garriott checked quickly with the families and told Aldrin:
“The grass will be close to your knees by the time you get out of quarantine,” Garriott told Aldrin.

“We have no report from the chinch bugs,” he told Collins.
“Well, they’re just sort of taciturn little fellows,” Collins reported. “They don’t say much. They just sit there and chomp away.”



At 12:21 p.m. the astronauts abandon the “engine room” of their spaceship - the service module which also provided electrical power, oxygen and fuel. Then Collins swings the blunt end of the cone-shaped module toward the atmosphere so that its heat shield can take the shock and heat of re-entry, which comes 14 minutes later.

12:35 pm Entry began as the heat shield took the brunt of the entry heating.

12:44 Drogue Chute deploy

12:39 Recovery aircraft have visual contact with the descending Command Module

12:46 VHF and radar contact established with recovery ships

12:50 Splashdown, apex -down Mission Elapsed Time 8 Days, 3 Hours 18 Minutes after traveling 952,700 miles

12:58 Command module righted (apex up)

1:04 Recovery team installs the floatation collar

Recovery team installs floatation collar post splashdown.
1:21 crew hatch is opened for egress

1:53 Crew arrives on recovery ship(USS Hornet) and enter mobile quaratine (they will stay in quaratine until August 3rd)

3:50 Command Module lifted from the water

Command Module being brought aboard the USS Hornet.
3:58 Command Module secured in quaratine facility

Over the next couple of hours the samples are removed from the vehicle


With the world’s praise flooding into the shiny metal trailer which unheroically confines them, the Apollo 11 astronauts sailed slowly homeward on the final leg of their fantastic journey to the moon.

“As a result of what you’ve done,” President Nixon told them aboard the USS Hornet after a precise splashdown, “the world has never been closer...we can reach for the stars.”
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Ed Aldrin listened to the President from inside the quaratine trailer in which they will spend the next two days making their way back to Houston by sea and air.

President greets the crew in quarantine.
The welcome from the first landing on the moon was a strange mixture of medical necessity and emotional outpouring. The first order of business for the astronauts after landing was to don biologically safe garments and to be sprayed with a yellow disinfectant to guard against any possible moon germs.

But it was President Nixon’s official welcome on the hangar deck of the Hornet, talking through a plate glass window to the astronauts, which emotionally capped an already emotional week.

“I think I’m the luckiest man in the world,” he told the spacemen, for having “the privilege for speaking for so many people in welcoming you back to earth.”

The President was bubbling with enthusiasm when he revealed to the spacemen plans for a state dinner Aug. 13 in Los Angeles with the governors of all the states, the Congress and representatives from foreign nations, and joked that he “made a date” with the astronauts wives for the dinner.

Would the astronauts attend, the President asked?
“We’ll do anything you say Mr. President,” Armstrong replied.
Nixon’s enthusiasm burst out as he bent over for a better look at the astronauts inside their trailer.

“Gee,” the President almost shouted, “You look great!”
“I was thinking as you came down and we knew it was a success, this is the greatest week in the history of the world since creation...”

Mission Control celebrates the completion of Apollo 11 mission.
#apollo11  ___The #apollo11 crew arrives safely back on earth.
Kennedy's dream is realized as man has walked on the Moon and come home before the end of the decade.

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2016-07-24 03:29:19 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Looks like another solid MCU entry
Once again marvel ventures beyond the straight up comic book movie to delve into other themes/genres. This time the mystic arts and mind bending reality not seem since inception.

Looks like another solid MCU entry
Once again marvel ventures beyond the straight up comic book movie to delve into other themes/genres. This time the mystic arts and mind bending reality not seem since inception.___

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2016-07-24 02:17:21 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Looks like a little bit of planet hulk for Bruce banner in Thor 3 Ragnarok
#sdcc
#mcu

Looks like a little bit of planet hulk for Bruce banner in Thor 3 Ragnarok
#sdcc
#mcu___

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2016-07-23 22:44:43 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Looks pretty good. An old time WWI adventure. Costume is more vibrant than the muted tones in BvS. I like the glowing lasso. Did you spot the invisible jet?

Wonder Woman!___Looks pretty good. An old time WWI adventure. Costume is more vibrant than the muted tones in BvS. I like the glowing lasso. Did you spot the invisible jet?

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2016-07-23 14:44:39 (7 comments; 12 reshares; 134 +1s; )Open 

The #apollo11 crew continues down the gravity well almost home
#spacehistory

Mon01 Crew more than halfway home
previous day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/RxDicxzY9fs
July 23, 1969 

2:14 a.m.
Crew starts sleep period.

12:20 p.m.
Crew awakens. Begins relaxed checking of systems and conversation with Mission Control.

3:56 p.m.
Spacecraft passes midway point of journey homeward, 101,000 nautical miles from splashdown .

7:03 p.m.
Final color television transmission begins.
Apollo 11 Crew TV Broadcast July 23, 1969

Apollo 11 halfway to home


HOUSTON - Down right chatty, the Apollo 11 astronauts joked and described more details of their mission as earth’s gravity tugged their spaceship ever faster toward home. At 1:28 a.m. they passed the second signpost on their celestial journey - the halfway point in their curving trip from the moon. At that point they were 167,000 miles from earth. 

They put on a kind of “Mr. Wizard” television show for earthlings Tuesday night as astronaut Mike Collins presented what he called “a little demonstration for the kids.” He held some water upside down in a spoon to show that it was unaffected by gravity, but adhered to the spoon by cohesion. 

Ed Aldrin used a can of ham spread to demonstrate how a gyroscope works and later showed a piece of bread floating around the cabin. 

Collins also demonstrated the water pistol used to deliver liquids under pressure to the astronauts. He accidentally squirted himself in the face.
next day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/5Eqpvt1oT98

#apollo11   #scienceeveryday   #spacehistory  ___The #apollo11 crew continues down the gravity well almost home
#spacehistory

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2016-07-23 03:45:46 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Will we ever get a full length Metroid movie
As I rewatched this tonight I wondered why Samus Aran has never gotten the big budget movie? How many tomb raider movies do we need. With all that Pokemon go money Nintendo could bankroll the movie themselves.
Who would you cast as Samus?
+Jessica Chobot​ was it cool suiting up in the Varia Suit or did you only get to do the head shots and ship scenes?


Will we ever get a full length Metroid movie
As I rewatched this tonight I wondered why Samus Aran has never gotten the big budget movie? How many tomb raider movies do we need. With all that Pokemon go money Nintendo could bankroll the movie themselves.
Who would you cast as Samus?
+Jessica Chobot​ was it cool suiting up in the Varia Suit or did you only get to do the head shots and ship scenes?
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2016-07-22 23:17:04 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Not the nick cage Johnny blaze version
It will be interesting to see how it fits with the direction coulson and the team are headed.

Not the nick cage Johnny blaze version
It will be interesting to see how it fits with the direction coulson and the team are headed.___

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2016-07-22 18:21:40 (2 comments; 11 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

A cool demonstration on why to put your mask on first before helping others in an emergency airline loss of cabin pressure situation.
Destin from +SmarterEveryDay had a chance to go in the hypoxeia chamber with astronaut +Don Pettit at +NASA Johnson Space Center

A cool demonstration on why to put your mask on first before helping others in an emergency airline loss of cabin pressure situation.
Destin from +SmarterEveryDay had a chance to go in the hypoxeia chamber with astronaut +Don Pettit at +NASA Johnson Space Center___

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2016-07-22 15:17:37 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

This just dropped into Play music for all access subscribers
I still haven't gotten around to watching season 2 and I really need to.

This just dropped into Play music for all access subscribers
I still haven't gotten around to watching season 2 and I really need to.___

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2016-07-22 14:37:49 (3 comments; 12 reshares; 176 +1s; )Open 

The #apollo11 crew make the burn for home
Trans Earth injection complete and the crew begins their journey down the gravity well towards home.
#spacehistory

Sun01The crew began the journey from the Moon to the Earth
previous day https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/WMu5jXtE7eZ
July 22, 1969

12:56 a.m. While on the back side of the Moon, with the LM 20 miles behind the CSM, the transearth injection burn of Apollo 11 is begun, with the spacecraft traveling at 5,329 feet per second at an altitude of about 60 nautical miles.



4:30 a.m.- Astronauts start sleep period.



1:00 p.m.- Astronauts begin waking for first full day of return trip.



1:39 p.m.- Spacecraft passes point in space, 33,800 nautical miles from the Moon and 174,000 from the Earth, where the Earth's gravity takes over and begins drawing the astronauts homeward.



4:02 p.m.- Midcourse correction is made to readjust the flight path of the spacecraft.



9:08 p.m.- Eighteen minutes of live TV transmission to Earth begins.
next day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/3aPB6Xt278N
#apollo11    #spacehistory #sciencesunday___The #apollo11 crew make the burn for home
Trans Earth injection complete and the crew begins their journey down the gravity well towards home.
#spacehistory

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2016-07-22 12:57:21 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

It could suck but free is free.

___It could suck but free is free.

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2016-07-22 03:55:58 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Awesome news from comic con. More episodes coming later this year.
#govoltronforce

Awesome news from comic con. More episodes coming later this year.
#govoltronforce___

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2016-07-21 22:02:32 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

interesting concept for Android users
You hook up you phone and this gives you the full laptop feel. All the apps and processing power come from your up to date phone.

interesting concept for Android users
You hook up you phone and this gives you the full laptop feel. All the apps and processing power come from your up to date phone.___

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2016-07-21 18:19:35 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 90 +1s; )Open 

For all the Houstonians, come out to the MFAH tonight for a cool event about a really inspirational art project between +ILC Dover, +MD Anderson Cancer Center and +NASA Johnson Space Center

#Hope awaits your visit to +The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Ian Cion from +MD Anderson Cancer Center & retired astronaut +Nicole Stott will be talking #spacesuitart tonight @ 6:30 #HopeCourageUnity #Art
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/health-wellness-space-suit-project-presented-md-an/201607210630PM___For all the Houstonians, come out to the MFAH tonight for a cool event about a really inspirational art project between +ILC Dover, +MD Anderson Cancer Center and +NASA Johnson Space Center

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2016-07-21 16:50:41 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

When is the right age for a tablet/phone
my youngest got my old phone (GS2LTE) as a locked down mini tablet for educational games, coloring, netflix and chromecasting when he was 3. my other two kids both got Nexus 7 tablets back in 2012 when they were 5 & 7 years old. now all three have nvidia k-1 shields that are locked down. they have youtube kids but not access to youtube or chrome. they can only play minecraft for a few hours in the morning. they only thing they can use it for reading between 10 -2 each day. in the afternoon it unlocks some games, drawing and social apps. then at night movies.

Interesting read about when kids should get smartphones - what do you think? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/technology/personaltech/whats-the-right-age-to-give-a-child-a-smartphone.html?_r=0___When is the right age for a tablet/phone
my youngest got my old phone (GS2LTE) as a locked down mini tablet for educational games, coloring, netflix and chromecasting when he was 3. my other two kids both got Nexus 7 tablets back in 2012 when they were 5 & 7 years old. now all three have nvidia k-1 shields that are locked down. they have youtube kids but not access to youtube or chrome. they can only play minecraft for a few hours in the morning. they only thing they can use it for reading between 10 -2 each day. in the afternoon it unlocks some games, drawing and social apps. then at night movies.

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2016-07-21 14:49:56 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

How close are we to a fully functional Artificial Womb
long has it been the technique of scifi for gestation to occur outside the human body. whether it was for the production of spare body parts, soldiers or just creating the perfect baby. Do you think we will get there soon? and will there be a more sterile, corporate nature to having kids once it becomes available? will there be a rise of blackmarket gestation chambers for parts or will 3D bioprinting be the way to repair the frail human body and extend life?

How close are we to a fully functional Artificial Womb
long has it been the technique of scifi for gestation to occur outside the human body. whether it was for the production of spare body parts, soldiers or just creating the perfect baby. Do you think we will get there soon? and will there be a more sterile, corporate nature to having kids once it becomes available? will there be a rise of blackmarket gestation chambers for parts or will 3D bioprinting be the way to repair the frail human body and extend life?___

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2016-07-21 14:05:14 (15 comments; 14 reshares; 203 +1s; )Open 

The crew begins the journey home after spending about 22 hours on the Moon
while getting boots on the surface was important getting them all the way home was the full completion of JFK's dream and there was still work to do.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

Man leaves the Moon for the first time
previous day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/eZbzsuVKTio
July 21st 1969

1:11:13 am EST
After 22 hours on the surface of the moon, Luanr EVA operations is complete and the Crew closes the hatch for the last time in preparation of departing the surface.

9:44 a.m.
Shortly after arousing Collins, still circling the Moon in the Command/Service Module, Mission Control observes: "Not since Adam has any human known such solitude as Mike Collins is experiencing during this 47 minutes of each lunar revolution when he's behind the Moon with no one to talk to except his tape recorder aboard Columbia."

11:13 a.m.
The astronauts in Eagle are aroused. Aldrin announces: "Neil has rigged himself a really good hammock . . . and he's been Iying on the hatch and engine cover, and I curled up on the floor."

12:42 p.m.
Answering a question raised before they went to sleep, Aldrin reports: "We are in a boulder field where boulders range generally up to two feet, with a few larger than that... Some of the boulders are Iying on top of the surface, some are partially exposed, and some are just barely exposed."

1:52 pm EST
The Lunar Module ascent engine is ignited and departs to rendezvous with the waiting Mike Collins in the Command Module.

4:35 pm
The Ascent stage is docked with the Command Module. After more than hour of leak checks Buzz and Neil enter the Command Module.

6:41 pm
The crew jettisons the ascent stage and performs several seperation burns.


Radio Moscow makes a brief announcement: "Luna XV has. ..completed
its mission". In other words, the craft has crashed.
next day -https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/RxDicxzY9fs
#apollo11  ___The crew begins the journey home after spending about 22 hours on the Moon
while getting boots on the surface was important getting them all the way home was the full completion of JFK's dream and there was still work to do.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

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2016-07-21 02:21:54 (1 comments; 14 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Looks like it will be an interesting documentary on the impact of Nimoy and his portrayal of Mr. Spock. The trailer gets you right in the feels.

Looks like it will be an interesting documentary on the impact of Nimoy and his portrayal of Mr. Spock. The trailer gets you right in the feels.___

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2016-07-21 00:37:47 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

The kids cosplay 3D sandstone statues arrived from mini me memories the local franchise for twindom. M4 was scanned 2 years ago with an older scan setup and you can see the difference in the details the new scan picked up in the blasters which is the only thing the same on the costume. 

The kids cosplay 3D sandstone statues arrived from mini me memories the local franchise for twindom. M4 was scanned 2 years ago with an older scan setup and you can see the difference in the details the new scan picked up in the blasters which is the only thing the same on the costume. ___

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2016-07-20 19:49:38 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Does anyone still have a VCR they use regularly
Their VCRs are made in China and sold in many territories, including North America, under brand names like Sanyo, but last year’s figures reported just 750,000 sales worldwide.

Despite flagging sales of VCRs, collector sales of VHS tapes are booming, with some rare editions fetching nearly $2000 a pop. Many collectors consider VHS to be the vinyl of analog video recording, and think the future could see them hoarded just as enthusiastically.

Does anyone still have a VCR they use regularly
Their VCRs are made in China and sold in many territories, including North America, under brand names like Sanyo, but last year’s figures reported just 750,000 sales worldwide.

Despite flagging sales of VCRs, collector sales of VHS tapes are booming, with some rare editions fetching nearly $2000 a pop. Many collectors consider VHS to be the vinyl of analog video recording, and think the future could see them hoarded just as enthusiastically.___

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2016-07-20 19:41:38 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

What are you going to see at #SDCC
hoping for some interesting coverage from +Comic-Con HQ though they really need to add Chromecast support for their app to justify the subscription cost.
I am sure Doctor Strange and Guardians two will be a big hit. the Aliens panel could be interesting though +Comicpalooza Houston already got the gang together for that last month. for those that missed it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6dvdiKcg10

What are you going to see at #SDCC
hoping for some interesting coverage from +Comic-Con HQ though they really need to add Chromecast support for their app to justify the subscription cost.
I am sure Doctor Strange and Guardians two will be a big hit. the Aliens panel could be interesting though +Comicpalooza Houston already got the gang together for that last month. for those that missed it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6dvdiKcg10___

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2016-07-20 16:10:31 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

A Look back at Walter Cronkite's broadcast from the #Apollo11 landing.

A Look back at Walter Cronkite's broadcast from the #Apollo11 landing.___

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2016-07-20 14:29:31 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

That will buy a lot of razors, and shaving cream
I have used +Dollar Shave Club pretty much since that first ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI and been really happy with the service.

you can sign up at http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/michaelinterbartolo 

That will buy a lot of razors, and shaving cream
I have used +Dollar Shave Club pretty much since that first ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI and been really happy with the service.

you can sign up at http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/michaelinterbartolo ___

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2016-07-20 14:13:35 (4 comments; 11 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

1 Billion people watch Neil's first steps on the Moon
a date that will long be remembered when humankind took that first journey up the gravity well and on to another celestial body. The dream of Kennedy was realized in the timeframe dictated and the race with the Russians won.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

MAN ON THE MOON - Apollo 11 Anniversary
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July 20, 1969

An estimated 1 billion people on the planet Earth are watching or listening to transmissions from the Apollo spacecraft in lunar orbit All three U.S. television networks are on live. At 1:30pm U.S. Armed Forces Network radio is on live. In lunar orbit, Mike Collins has taken the controls of the Command Ship Columbia and gently undocks from the lunar lander, the Eagle.

In train stations and bus stations, ball parks and airports the sounds coming from the moonships and the crackling static are heard around the country. Briefly, for a fleeting moment in time, the entire American nation has come together as one to follow an event- this time, not a national tragedy but a voyage of exploration: humans on their way down to the surface of an alien world.

1:40pm EDT -
“The Eagle has wings!” Cries Buzz Aldrin and Apollo moves away from the Eagle. Slowly Columbia and Eagle pull away from each other but remain in the same orbit.

Eagle Has wings.
3:12pm EDT -
Now with both craft on the back side of the Moon, the Eagle’s engine fires up and begins to break the craft down into a lower orbit. The engine fires at 10 percent thrust for 15 seconds, then is gradually increased up to some 40 percent of its 9,970 lbs of capability.

The crew is flying with their feet first, face up. The craft speeds across the barren landscape below just 60 miles up with a low point of eight miles. At that low point they are to fire up for the final descent burn, riding a rocket’s tail of hot gas towards the lunar landscape.

3:47pm EDT -
Columbia’s Mike Collins calls the ground and reports that the Eagle is “on its way down” towards the surface. At 260 miles uprange from the touchdown point, the LM’s rocket engine fires again for its final burn -or PDI (Powered Descent Initiate). Now Eagle is dropping from 50,000 feet above the Moon to a low point of 10,000 feet. The engine is powered down to 6,000 pounds of thrust. But now, at 39,000 foot altitude, things begin to go wrong.

On the instrument panel, the Caution-And-Warning System alerts the crew that they are close to radar lockup. If this happens, their radar system will be unable to guide them towards the landing site. The crew quickly resets the switches for the system, and it returns to normal.

At 9,620 feet, the craft’s computer begins to send a series of alarms to the crew. These “1202” alarms warn that the computer was becoming overloaded with data inputs that were taking too long to process. Armstrong cleared the computer’s memory and asked Houston control for a judgment call. Mission Control calls the crew: go!

Just above 2,000 feet Armstrong takes manual control of Eagle briefly to check out the flight controls. The spacecraft is snappy and responsive. Below 1,500 feet, the astronauts are now scanning the landing site below. What they see concerns them. The autopilot is bringing Eagle down into a boulder-strewn field. At 500 feet altitude, concerned that the landing site was not suitable, Armstrong reached over and took control of the spacecraft away from the autopilot and the computer: he was flying the Eagle.

Using the ascent stage thrusters, Armstrong brings the Eagle laterally across the surface looking for a landing site. At 100 feet he stops the rate of descent, the begins it again slowly.

At 30 feet, peering through a cloud of dust stirred up on the surface of the Sea of Tranquility, Aldrin calls out that Eagle has less than a minute of fuel left in its tanks. Should they abort? Peering through the clouds, Armstrong sees a smooth area through a break in the dust. He has moved more than 1,100 feet across from the original landing point as chosen by the computer. Armstrong was still looking out the window when Aldrin calls: “Contact Light!” A small light has illuminated on their instrument panel, indicating that a probe in one of the LM’s footpads has touched the alien lunar soil.
With the engine still running, the LM drops down onto the surface. Armstrong shuts off the descent engine. All is quiet .In Mission Control Capsule Communicator Charles Duke calls to the crew “we copy you down Eagle?” At first there is only static. Then Armstrong calls across the generations: “Houston, Tranquility Base here-the Eagle has landed!”.

On the east coast of the United States it was 4:18pm EDT. In Yankee Stadium in New York city 16,000 people rose to sing the National Anthem as they stopped a baseball game in progress. At Grand Central Station, the thousands of Sunday travelers cheered so loud Aldrin’s last words before touchdown were not heard. In Trafalgar Square, London announcers screamed “the Americans have done it!”. In Japan, television viewers were told "a new age has now begun". In Mission Control Houston, flight controllers come to their feet cheering, breaking a tradition of silence.

It had been nearly exactly 8 years, 2 months since John Fitzgerald Kennedy had walked up the center aisle of the U.S. House of Representatives and made the lunar landing a national goal. In his CBS News control booth, newsman Walter Cronkite cannot speak. He turns to astronaut Walter Schirra and then says: "Man on the Moon!"It is Sunday, July 20, 1969.

The mission has been accomplished...


6:00 p.m.
With everything in order, Armstrong radios a recommendation that they plan to start the EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity), earlier than originally scheduled, at about 9:OO p.m. EDT. Mission Control replies: "We will support you anytime."

10:39 p.m.
Later than proposed at 6:00 p.m., but more than five hours ahead of the original schedule, Armstrong opens the LM hatch and squeezes through the opening. It is a slow process. Strapped to his shoulders is a portable life support and communications system weighing 84 pounds on Earth, 14 on the Moon, with provision for pressurization; oxygen requirements and removal of carbon dioxide.

Armstrong moves slowly down the 10-foot, nine-step ladder. On reaching the second step, he pulls a "D-ring," within easy reach, deploying a television camera, so arranged on the LM that it will depict him to Earth as he proceeds from that point.

Down the ladder he moves and halts on the last step. "I'm at the foot of the ladder," he reports. "The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about one or two inches. . . the surface appears to be very, very finegrained, as you get close to it, it's almost like a powder."

10:56 p.m.
Armstrong puts his left foot to the Moon. It is the first time in history that man has ever stepped on anything that has not existed on or originated from the Earth.

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong radios. Aldrin is taking photographs from inside the spacecraft.

The first print made by the weight of man on the Moon is that of a lunar boot which resembles an oversized galosh.

Its soles are of silicon rubber and its 14-layer sidewalls of aluminized plastic. Specially designed for super-insulation, it protects against abrasion and has reduced friction to facilitate donning. On Earth, it weighs four pounds, nine ounces. on the Moon, 12 ounces.

Armstrong surveys his surroundings for a while and then moves out, testing himself in a gravity environment one-sixth of that on Earth. "The surface is fine and powdery," he says. "I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch. Maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine sandy particles.

"There seems to be no difficulty in moving around as we suspected. It's even perhaps easier than the simulations...."

Feeling more confident, Armstrong begins making a preliminary collection of soil samples close to the landing craft. This is done with a bag on the end of a pole.

"This is very interesting," he comments. "It's a very soft surface, but here and there . . . I run into a very hard surface, but it appears to be very cohesive material of the same sort.... It has a stark beauty all its own. It's like much of the high desert of the United States."

He collects a small bagful of soil and stores it in a pocket on the left leg of his space suit. This is done early, according to plan, to make sure some of the Moon surface is returned to Earth in case the mission has to be cut short.

11:11 p.m.
After lowering a Hasselblad still camera to Armstrong, Aldrin emerges from the landing craft and backs down the ladder, while his companion photographs him.

"These rocks . . . are rather slippery," Armstrong says. The astronauts report that the powdery surface seems to fill up the fine pores on the rocks, and they tend to slide over them rather easily.

Armstrong fits a long focal length lens into position on the TV camera and trains it upon a small, stainless steel plaque on one of the legs of the landing craft. He reads: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." Below the inscription are the names of the Apollo crew and President Nixon.

Armstrong next removes the TV camera from its fixed position on the LM and moves it away about 40 feet so it can cover the area in which the astronauts will operate.

As scheduled, the astronauts set up the first of three experiments. From an outside storage compartment in the LM, Aldrin removes a foot-long tube containing a roll of aluminum foil. Inside the roll is a telescoped pole that is driven into the lunar surface, after which the foil is...

...suspended from it, with the side marked "Sun" next to the Sun. Its function will be to collect the particles of "solar wind" blowing constantly through space so that they can be brought back and analyzed in the hope they will provide information on how the Sun and planets were formed.

11:41 p.m.
From a leg of the spacecraft, the astronauts take a three-by-five-foot, nylon United States flag, its top edge braced by a spring wire to keep it extended on the windless Moon and erect it on a staff pressed into the lunar surface.

Taken to the Moon are two other U.S. flags, to be brought back and flown over the houses of Congress, the flags of the 50 States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, the United Nations flag, as well as those of 136 foreign countries.


11:47 p.m.
Mission Control announces: "The President of the United States is in his office now and would like to say a few words to you." Armstrong replies: "That would be an honor."

11:48 p.m.
The astronauts listen as the President speaks by telephone: "Neil and Buzz. I am talking to you from the Oval Room at the White House. And this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made For every American this has to be the proudest day of our lives. And for people all over the world I am sure they, too, join with Americans in recognizing what a feat this is. Because of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man's world. As you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquillity, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment, in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one."

As the President finishes speaking, Armstrong replies: "Thank you, Mr. President. It's a great honor and privilege for us to be here representing not only the United States but men of peace of all nations. And with interest and a curiosity and a vision for the future. It's an honor for us to be able to participate here today."

The two astronauts stand at attention, saluting directly toward the television as the telephone conversation concludes.

Armstrong next sets up a folding table and opens on it two specimen boxes. Using tongs and the lunar scoop, a quantity of rocks and soil are picked up and sealed in the boxes, preparatory to placing them in the ascent stage of the landing craft.

Aldrin, meanwhile, opens another compartment in the ship and removes two devices to be left on the Moon, taking each out about 30 feet from the ship. One is a seismic detector, to record moonquakes, meteorite impact, or volcanic eruption, and the other a laser-reflector, a device designed to make a much more precise measurement of Earth-Moon distances than has ever been possible before.
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#apollo11  ___1 Billion people watch Neil's first steps on the Moon
a date that will long be remembered when humankind took that first journey up the gravity well and on to another celestial body. The dream of Kennedy was realized in the timeframe dictated and the race with the Russians won.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

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2016-07-20 01:57:19 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

More news for season two of +Syfy​ hit show The Expanse
I finished book two last night (Caliban's War) now on to Abaddon's gate.
#rememberthecant

More news for season two of +Syfy​ hit show The Expanse
I finished book two last night (Caliban's War) now on to Abaddon's gate.
#rememberthecant___

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2016-07-20 01:26:38 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

Early tomorrow the space station will snag a +SpaceX​ dragon with some special #spacesuitart cargo onboard.
You won't get to see the suit until September for Childhood Cancer month activities with astro Kate.

#Courage is getting close#
Space Station crew getting ready for #Dragon capture tomorrow morning. Live coverage starts at 5:30am ET: http://go.nasa.gov/2a6EUgp___Early tomorrow the space station will snag a +SpaceX​ dragon with some special #spacesuitart cargo onboard.
You won't get to see the suit until September for Childhood Cancer month activities with astro Kate.

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2016-07-19 20:41:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

I have no idea who Bailey is but I like the beats he is laying down in support of the wolverines. #goblue ready for the new Harbaugh season to kickoff

I have no idea who Bailey is but I like the beats he is laying down in support of the wolverines. #goblue ready for the new Harbaugh season to kickoff___

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2016-07-19 19:24:21 (19 comments; 8 reshares; 80 +1s; )Open 

Cool wall hooks for star wars fans

Cool wall hooks for star wars fans___

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2016-07-19 14:03:26 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 168 +1s; )Open 

mmm space bacon and lunar orbit insertion
We have arrived at the Moon. Tomorrow we make history.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

T- 1 days, 8 hours, 45 minutes...Apollo 11 Anniversary
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July 19, 1969, 7:32am EDT

The astronauts are awakened and have a breakfast of Canadian bacon and corn
flakes. They begin preparations for the day's main event: firing of the Apollo Service
Module's rocket engine to insert the docked spacecraft into Moon orbit. Now in the
Moon's shadow the astronauts can see a dark sky full of thousands of stars.

12:13pm EDT -

The spacecraft passes across the back side of the Moon. The astronauts
are now out of contact with Earth.

12:28pm EDT -

The big engine fires up for six minutes, slowing the spacecraft down by
only 2,924 feet per second. The Moon's gravity captures the craft into an
orbit of 60.9 X 169.6 nautical miles. Apollo 11 becomes the third Apollo
spacecraft to enter lunar orbit.
Earthrise from Lunar Orbit
But there is an unwelcome reminder that the Moon race isn't yet over:
Radio Moscow announces that the orbit of Luna XV has been lowered-it
seems preparations are underway for something, perhaps a landing.

12:55pm EDT -

Armstrong begins his first radio reports of the planned landing site. He
sees the Sea of Tranquility come into view from the windows of Columbia.
The crew compares the views of the locations nearby with the photos
taken by the Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 astronauts. Mission Control asks the
crew if they have been able to observe the large crater Aristarchus during
their orbit. Before launch, some Earth observers had reported seeing a
glow coming from the crater.

4:44pm EDT -

The Service Module engine fires again, briefly, to make the spacecraft's
final orbital shape 54 X 66 nautical miles. Aldrin begins to move some
equipment and tools from Columbia into the lander.

Following dinner, the crew begins a sleep period, their last night before
the landing attempt. Although the most they ever were to report in a
single's nights sleep was five to six hours, it was enough, they said later, to
get a restful experience.

But now, as midnight passed the Houston space center, it was early
Sunday July 20, 1969: this was the day that Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins
would attempt to fulfill John Kennedy's pledge. Or embarass the nation in
the attempt.

The night sped on...
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#apollo11  ___mmm space bacon and lunar orbit insertion
We have arrived at the Moon. Tomorrow we make history.
#apollo11
#spacehistory

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2016-07-18 22:42:10 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

Oh look Gymboree has a cool shuttle T-shirt for kids.
http://m.gymboree.com/shop/item/boys-shuttle-tee-140153508?Port=DataFeed&ad=SLI%0A#wtf who is in charge of their merchandise department
Smh...

Oh look Gymboree has a cool shuttle T-shirt for kids.
http://m.gymboree.com/shop/item/boys-shuttle-tee-140153508?Port=DataFeed&ad=SLI%0A#wtf who is in charge of their merchandise department
Smh...___

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2016-07-18 21:42:30 (9 comments; 17 reshares; 265 +1s; )Open 

A longer exposure would be required to capture the stars as well. Cassini has captured stars on many occasions, especially when a target moon is in eclipse, and thus darker than normal.

Dione (698 miles, 1123 kilometers across) and Epimetheus (70 miles, 113 kilometers across) are seen in this view, above the rings at left and right respectively.

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7391/

A longer exposure would be required to capture the stars as well. Cassini has captured stars on many occasions, especially when a target moon is in eclipse, and thus darker than normal.

Dione (698 miles, 1123 kilometers across) and Epimetheus (70 miles, 113 kilometers across) are seen in this view, above the rings at left and right respectively.

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7391/___

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2016-07-18 20:20:28 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

For those going to Comic Con this week this might help with your budget planning.

For those going to Comic Con this week this might help with your budget planning.___

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2016-07-18 17:18:36 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Have you been to a PokeRaid?
sounds just like what #ingress has been doing with their meetups for the past several years of anomalies, but I guess Pokemon is just more well known and loved.

Have you been to a PokeRaid?
sounds just like what #ingress has been doing with their meetups for the past several years of anomalies, but I guess Pokemon is just more well known and loved.___

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2016-07-18 16:21:33 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Mondo is going to be selling some cool posters at their Comic Con booth.

Mondo is going to be selling some cool posters at their Comic Con booth.___

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2016-07-18 15:29:53 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

are you a #ghostbro or #sjw where do you side on the whole need more female movies or tired of remakes?
preach on +Comic Book Girl 19 who tackles the issue of the backlash than the lackluster movie that is the new Ghostbusters. worth a watch instead of falling for the Sony media spin and #falseflags.

Once again, +Comic Book Girl 19 completely nails it. I was a little kinder than she was in my actual review of Ghostbusters (which I thought had some decent bits and was a funny watch...though by no means "great"), but she perfectly explains why the controversy around this film has been so ridiculous.

___are you a #ghostbro or #sjw where do you side on the whole need more female movies or tired of remakes?
preach on +Comic Book Girl 19 who tackles the issue of the backlash than the lackluster movie that is the new Ghostbusters. worth a watch instead of falling for the Sony media spin and #falseflags.

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2016-07-18 15:05:55 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

For those in the Greater Houston area wanting to check out the +Spacesuit Project come to the +The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for a free night with the Hope spacesuit.

Please join us this Thursday
an evening with the #hope spacesuit. Hosted at +The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston with +MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ian Cion and +Nicole Stott presenting about the Spacesuit Project.
The event is free and open to the public.___For those in the Greater Houston area wanting to check out the +Spacesuit Project come to the +The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for a free night with the Hope spacesuit.

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2016-07-18 14:25:22 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Three years ago I became a Glass Explorer
I don't wear them much anymore (foil damage and I get notifications on my watch). still the best quick way to capture the moment as it happens with just a wink. Glass isn't dead, doctors continue to find uses in the OR/ER. Boeing and others use it now on the assembly line. The consumer market just wasn't ready for it, but enterprise solutions continue to thrive and expand. #whatatimetobealive

Three years ago I became a Glass Explorer
I don't wear them much anymore (foil damage and I get notifications on my watch). still the best quick way to capture the moment as it happens with just a wink. Glass isn't dead, doctors continue to find uses in the OR/ER. Boeing and others use it now on the assembly line. The consumer market just wasn't ready for it, but enterprise solutions continue to thrive and expand. #whatatimetobealive___

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2016-07-18 14:14:59 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

Second full day on the way to the Moon
The craft were now 175,000 miles from Earth, speeding towards the Moon. things were going well enough that no mid course correction was needed. the crew broadcast a tour of the LEM for the folks on Earth to see.
#apollo11 #spacehistory

T- 2 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes...Apollo 11 Anniversary
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July 18, 1969, 8:41am EDT

The crew awakens for their second full day in space. Mission Control had allowed the crew a two-hour sleep overrun. On today's breakfast menu was peaches, bacon, and cereal cubes with milk. The day's main scheduled event, a second mid-course
maneuver, was canceled.

The tunnel connecting the command ship with the lander was cleared and Mike Collins made way for his crewmates to move inside the Eagle. This procedure was broadcast to Earth. First Armstrong then Aldrin went into their landing ship for a first-look following liftoff. The craft were now 175,000 miles from Earth, speeding towards the Moon.

Mike Collins giving a tv tour of the LEM as seen through the tunnel
The remainder of the day concerned housekeeping chores and systems status
monitoring. The day's news was also read to the crew by the Capsule Communicator
in Houston.

8:45pm EDT -

With dinner completed, the astronauts checked again to make sure no
course change was needed. None was, and they headed to sleep.
Tomorrow would bring the next critical event in the flight: entry into lunar
orbit and preparations for descent and landing.

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#apollo11  ___Second full day on the way to the Moon
The craft were now 175,000 miles from Earth, speeding towards the Moon. things were going well enough that no mid course correction was needed. the crew broadcast a tour of the LEM for the folks on Earth to see.
#apollo11 #spacehistory

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2016-07-18 04:11:32 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Don't forget launch of SpaceX cargo flight coming up soon on nasa tv. T-35 and counting

Don't forget launch of SpaceX cargo flight coming up soon on nasa tv. T-35 and counting___

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2016-07-17 18:00:44 (12 comments; 6 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

probably won't be long before official Pokemon accessories like this come out
The case itself is 3D-printed using ABS plastic and is designed to look like the Kanto-era Pokédex. The inside is shaped to perfectly fit the creator's Samsung Galaxy S4, while the hinged cover protects the screen and there's hole on the back to keep the camera exposed and holds an extra 2,600mAh lithium-ion battery.



probably won't be long before official Pokemon accessories like this come out
The case itself is 3D-printed using ABS plastic and is designed to look like the Kanto-era Pokédex. The inside is shaped to perfectly fit the creator's Samsung Galaxy S4, while the hinged cover protects the screen and there's hole on the back to keep the camera exposed and holds an extra 2,600mAh lithium-ion battery.

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2016-07-17 16:18:58 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

For the movie nobody really wanted, comes an actor nobody knows.

For the movie nobody really wanted, comes an actor nobody knows.___

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2016-07-17 14:46:06 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 104 +1s; )Open 

128,000 miles from home
Crew continues their journey towards the moon with their first full day in space

T- 3 days, 6 hours, 29 minutes...- Apollo 11
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July 17, 1969, 9:48am EDT

Houston Mission Control calls the crew to start their first full day in space. The three astronauts had gone to sleep the night before at 9pm, some 11 hours since the Saturn V had risen from its pad.

Now the crew set about the task of checking out the in-flight configuration of their docked Apollo spacecraft: the Command and Service Module Columbia and the Lunar Module Eagle. But first on the schedule was breakfast, Apollo-style. Mike Collins made coffee for all three by injecting hot water into coffee bags, pre-filled with coffee, cream and sugar as each astronaut preferred. Artificial sweetner was not used. The astronaut then kneaded the bags until the materials had fully dissolved. In their post-flight debriefing, Armstrong would say later that they didn't care much for it. While it was hot, it had a slightly off-putting flavor which he determined might have been caused by chlorinating the water supply.

The astronauts updated their flight plan, and performed systems maintenance procedures.

11:17am EDT

Astronaut Mike Collins fires the Service Module rocket engine for a midcourse correction of the Apollo's flight path. The blast only took three seconds, and would be the only midcourse correction needed during their flight towards the Moon-the big Saturn rocket had been almost dead-on perfect.

6:31pm EDT

The crew gives Earthlings their first views of the receding planet from the windows of Columbia. The view was of the home world some 128,000 miles away. The crew also showed the people back home the gray-painted walls of the Command Module.

8:30pm EDT

The crew ends their day and prepares to start their sleep period. As his last act before heading to dreamland, Collins places shades in the capsule's windows. Outside Columbia and Eagle slowly rotated in what was called "barbecue mode" or a slow roll to avoid excessive heat or cold on any one area of the spacecraft. In the darkness of space, the tiny craft sped on...
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#apollo11  ___128,000 miles from home
Crew continues their journey towards the moon with their first full day in space

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i wish the panel was longer cause I can't wait for Rogue One
The sizzle reel really showed they are making up for the faults of TFA. ep 7 was a unnecessary rehash/reboot/remake of ANH. JJ chose to play it safe to try to win folks back after being burned by the prequels (though 6 seasons of Clone wars and 1.5 of rebels had already earned back that trust) Rogue One isn't afraid to take risks and do something different while recognizing they are playing the greatest movie franchise sandbox ever.

In 7 months I have never once felt the slightest urge to revisit TFA but I can't wait for rebels S3 and Rogue One.

From yesterday. Shorter panel than I was expecting.___i wish the panel was longer cause I can't wait for Rogue One
The sizzle reel really showed they are making up for the faults of TFA. ep 7 was a unnecessary rehash/reboot/remake of ANH. JJ chose to play it safe to try to win folks back after being burned by the prequels (though 6 seasons of Clone wars and 1.5 of rebels had already earned back that trust) Rogue One isn't afraid to take risks and do something different while recognizing they are playing the greatest movie franchise sandbox ever.

In 7 months I have never once felt the slightest urge to revisit TFA but I can't wait for rebels S3 and Rogue One.

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2016-07-16 16:25:27 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Wow season three is taking it to a whole new level. Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Thrawn! The rumours were true!___Wow season three is taking it to a whole new level. Grand Admiral Thrawn!

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2016-07-16 16:15:00 (16 comments; 15 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

Behold the power of the mighty Saturn V F 1 engines.
#apollo11

Behold the power of the mighty Saturn V F 1 engines.
#apollo11___

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2016-07-16 14:38:38 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

Apollo 11 begins the journey from the earth to the moon and into the history books
My annual reshare of the events for the first moon landing.
#apollo11 #moonlanding

AMERICA LEAVES FOR THE MOON - Apollo 11 Anniversary
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July 16, 1969, 9:32am EDT
T- 4 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes
(until man sets foot on the Moon)
It is before dawn on the eastern coast of Florida. Throughout the night radio and television reports link the American nation and the world with a tiny strip of land on the Florida coast. There high atop a liquid rocket three humans from middle America were to be hurtled into space this day on the most unusual undertaking in the history of exploration: voyage to the Moon and land upon it. It has been 11 years since the Space Age was born. It has been eight years since the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, set the lunar landing as a national goal of the United States of America.

Now on this date everyone the world over will get to see if that boast can be made real. The countdown is at T-5 hours, 32 minutes and counting. This is launch day for the United States’ 21st manned space mission: Apollo 11, the spacecraft known as Columbia and Eagle, aboard Saturn V no. AS-506. ..All systems are GO. ...and you are there to witness the event --

4:00am EDT
Astronaut Donald K. “Deke” Slayton enters the crew quarters at the Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center. Outside in the pre-dawn darkness it is pitch black except for one object glowing on the horizon: searchlights play on the gigantic Saturn V.

4:15am EDT -
Slayton awakens each Apollo 11 astronaut: Neil Alden Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The crew showers and shaves, then moves to the nearby exercise room. There they are measured, weighed and given their final examinations.

Then it was time for breakfast. The astronauts set down to steak, scrambled eggs, white-bread toast, orange juice and coffee. While the crew ate, Slayton took a call from the launch pad. Back-up crew member Fred Haise was in the white room outside Columbia. Haise reported there were no problems with either rocket or spacecraft.

From breakfast the crew moved to the suit room. There suit technician Joe Schmitt helped the three astronauts don their bulky pressure suits. Armstrong and Aldrin’s suits were the first designed for Moonwalking, and sported gold helmet visors. The visors, however were inside the Lunar Module Eagle out atop the waiting Saturn


6:27am EDT -
Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins along with Deke Slayton leave the Operations and Checkout building and emerge onto the walkway to enter their transfer van and head to Saturn V. Over 100 photographers and press are there to catch a glimpse of the flyers. This marks the public’s last chance to see the crew before they leave for the Moon.
The van turns and heads out to Launch Complex 39A in the darkness using a special traffic lane set aside for them. All along the adjacent roads thousands of cars are already backed up in traffic.The trip to the pad takes 24 minutes.

Now the CBS News television network comes on live, the first U.S. broadcast outlet to go live this day. CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite narrates taped footage of the crew’s walkout. “No matter where you are,” Cronkite says, “you will remember this day: the day Man left for the Moon.” The sun now is rising over the Kennedy Space Center.
At the pad, Armstrong is first out of the van, followed by Aldrin and Collins. They enter the elevator at the base of the pad and ride to Service Arm 9 at the 320 foot level. The crew walks across the swing arm to the entrance to the white room.Walking across the gantry to the Saturn V. There pad technician Guenter Wendt is waiting for them with a gift a mounted trout! Following the “exchange” of the gift (Wendt actually takes it back with him), the crew grasps an overhead rail mounted inside the capsule’s hatch and board Columbia. Armstrong crosses the sill first and settles into his left-hand couch. Next is Collins, who would normally occupy the center seat but for launch moves over to the right. Last is Aldrin. Ten minutes after arriving, Wendt’s crew starts to strap the astronauts into place. A fourth astronaut- Fred Haise, now crawls out of the craft and bids the astronauts good-bye. Wendt closes the hatch, latches it and the boost protective cover on its exterior. For the next 30 minutes the Command ship is tested for leakage. There is none. Wendt signals his crew it’s time to leave. And they do. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins are now alone atop pad 39A.
For the next hour and a half the astronauts check out their booster and pair of spaceships. All is well with the duo. Test conductor Norm Carlson puts the big Saturn through a series of power transfer tests, and at T-15 minutes the spacecraft go on internal power.
At T-5 minutes Armstrong reports the crew access arm where they boarded Columbia has now retracted.
At T-50 seconds all three stages of the rocket are pressurized. The other two television networks are on live, as is nearly every radio station in America. They hear the voice of Launch Control Commentator Jack King count the last seconds. And then, at T-8.9 seconds, the firing command enters Saturn V’s first stage. And the flight to the Moon begins. ..it is 9:32 am EDT July 16, 1969.

9:32am EDT

“Lift-off. ..we have lift-off, lift-off on Apollo 11!” cries Jack King from the launch control center. Fire and smoke have erupted from the bottom of the launch pad as the countdown reaches zero. Columns of flame rise on either side of the Saturn V. At the press and V.I.P. viewings sites, the spectacle unfolds in silence. From three miles away sound waves have not yet reached the viewers. But on television and radio microphones capture the thundering sound of the liquid engines as they roar to full thrust 7.5 million pounds unleashed.

Now, slowly and majestically Saturn V rises into the air above the pad, with the great five F-1 rocket engines steering the booster away from the launch tower to avoid a collision. It is the heaviest and biggest object ever to leave the Earth, and it does so now riding a tail of flame 1,000 feet long. As the bottom of the F-1 engines clear the top of the hammerhead crane on the tower, the call goes out “tower clear!” Control of the mission now passes seamlessly to the Manned Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Inside Columbia Neil Armstrong follows the rocket’s progress carefully. He would later report that the Saturn was a series of vibrations rather than loud noise-with the great booster steering itself into the sky in a series of small, jerky movements. For the first 450 feet of the flight the rocket was vertical. Then it pitches over into a tilt and roll program to line up the rocket’s center of mass with the thrusting engines. The guidance computer inside the Instrument Unit holds Saturn in a tilt arrest profile for the remainder of the first stage’s burn. The computer is compensating for the wind conditions average for late July.Heading skyward to make the journey from the Earth to the Moon.
From the observation stands the sound now hits the viewers. It is rolling, rhythmic sound that rattles pocket change and makes speech difficult. The crowd is on its feet now cheering, and all along the beaches millions roar their approval-Go! At one minute five seconds into the flight Saturn V hits the Sound Barrier and goes supersonic- from zero to 760 MPH in 65 seconds.

Stage one fires perfectly and drops away, followed some six minutes later by stage two. Stage three fires briefly to insert the rocket unit and the two spacecraft into a parking Earth orbit. At cut-off, it has been just over 11 minutes since lift-off.

12:02pm EDT -
After a two hour and twenty-one minute checkout in orbit, the third stage fires up for about six more minutes. Apollo 11 becomes the third manned craft to leave Earth orbit.

12:52pm EDT -
After the engine shuts down, Mike Collins takes control of Columbia. Explosive bolts detonate and four panels holding the Command and Service Modules to the top of the third stage fall away. Using his hand controls, Collins fires thrusters around the side of the Service Module, and Columbia moves out and away from the rocket, then turns around and doubles back. A probe in the nose of Columbia links with a receptacle atop the Lunar Module Eagle, nestled inside of the third stage rocket.

When latched together, Collins slowly pulls Eagle free of the now-spent rocket and the docked Apollo 11 spacecraft begin their three day voyage to the Moon. It has been four and a half hours now since lift-off.
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#apollo11  ___Apollo 11 begins the journey from the earth to the moon and into the history books
My annual reshare of the events for the first moon landing.
#apollo11 #moonlanding

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Legend of Korra meets Mad Max.
Before Furioso took a drive on fury road. Mad Korra wandered into the bender dome.

Legend of Korra meets Mad Max.
Before Furioso took a drive on fury road. Mad Korra wandered into the bender dome.___

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Friday night movie +Disney's Tomorrowland
After teaching the Design Thinking workshop this week (which got great feedback and will be offered probably again next month) where two teams had to design a city of tomorrow (the other two had to come up with the ultimate cooler) and all the chaos in the world of the past 24 hours kids and I needed a fun movie to end the night. #dontfeedthewolf

I’d feel anything’s possible if I saw people flying with a jetpack over me. I’d believe anything is possible.
#moonshotthinking

Friday night movie +Disney's Tomorrowland
After teaching the Design Thinking workshop this week (which got great feedback and will be offered probably again next month) where two teams had to design a city of tomorrow (the other two had to come up with the ultimate cooler) and all the chaos in the world of the past 24 hours kids and I needed a fun movie to end the night. #dontfeedthewolf

I’d feel anything’s possible if I saw people flying with a jetpack over me. I’d believe anything is possible.
#moonshotthinking___

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