5 frame shot of the gantry retracting while the Saturn V boosters lift off to carry the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon. Photo: TIME.
Today is a big day in space exploration history: on this day, 45 years ago, NASA's Apollo 11 mission blasted 3 human beings into space, to set foot on our moon.
Boing Boing pal Steve Jurvetson has amassed an incredible collection of relics and ephemera related to the Apollo 11 mission (and other NASA milestones), and has gathered photographs into one whopping gallery here, for your enjoyment.
NASA, via Wikipedia: Neil Armstrong descends a ladder to become the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon.
Jan Armstrong, wife of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, gazing upon white trail in sky of Apollo 11 blastoff, from boat, with son. Photo: TIME.
Neglected public payphones in New York City are being turned into “GuyFi” stations: a place where one can rub one out for the sake of “stress relief.” Annalee Newitz reports on the wank booths from a company named “Hot Octopus”… The company reported that at least 100 men used the booth on its opening day […]
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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