February 4, 2014
Belated Christmas Gift From NASA
video from Goddard Scientific Visualization Lab
Somehow I missed this when it came out, presumably around Christmas time. It is an excellent short video which recreates moment by moment the accidental imaging of Earthrise 45 years ago by the Apollo 8 crew. The reconstruction by the Goddard Scientific Visualization Lab was only possible because of the Lunar Reconnaissance imaging and topographic mapping. I can see that accurate recreations are possible for every significant lunar exploration - and planned future ones.
The Apollo 8 mission - a retelling.
Yesterday's LPOD: Keeping Up with Amateurs
Tomorrow's LPOD: Another Kind of Melt