Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of the moon shot. NASA is streaming the audio of the entire mission, from pre-launch to splashdown, in real time, online.
(Thanks to Rod Sainty)
Featured Photoshopping by Moose: "Interesting what a little contemporary image processing can do. The proportions change dramatically.
"PTLens fisheye correction, NeatImage, PS Healing Brush, FM IntelliSharpen II."
Featured Comment by Clinton Bersuch: "NASA has also digitized some highlights from the cockpit voice recorders. It's interesting (to me anyway) how, on a couple of the recordings, the crew spends a fair amount of time talking about what lens and shutter speed/f stop combinations to use for various photographs they want to get. It sounds like they're using some sort of 'cheat sheet' with exposure information for various film types and subject matter. In one particular conversation Neil Armstrong advises Mike Collins to open up half a stop so he can get detail from the Moon's surface. These guys were many things—test pilots, explorers, etc., but it's easy to forget that they were also very much photographers and they spent a great deal of time making sure they got that part of the mission right. I can't say that I blame them."
UPDATE from Barry Hill: "The JFK Mueseum seems to be doing the audio in realtime as well and seems to be a better site using flash photos and videos."