Friday, June 27, 2014

Many Lunar Visuals as caught as uploaded to YouTube'

I can't show you the Apollo tapes and DVDs I have, but maybe these YouTube uploads will be inspirational.

If we really want to go back, and inspire and the students now in the pipeline, we will have to find reasons to excite the general public.
It takes money, if not government then maybe crowd sourcing.

We have enough billionaires that know how to make money.  Just need to show them how they could make money developing the lunar resources.
Maybe then we could look in on what was happening and go there in Virtual Reality.  

Take your tablet and play the Augmented Reality app and view a map of the Moon and see what is happening right there in your living room. (PS: tell JPL I want more Android apps, don't be just iPad centric)  All missions should have educational money allocated to make apps just like we had $50K on the Lunar Prospector mission for a web site that folks could view real time data streaming.

Length 9 min:20 sec
Living on the Moon Clip 1

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010
Clip 1 from an episode entitled 'Living on the Moon' broadcasted July 09 on the National Geographic channel.

Length 8 min:20 sec
Living on the Moon Clip 2

Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010
Clip 2 from an episode entitled 'Living on the Moon' broadcasted July 09 on the National Geographic channel.

Length 9 min:2 sec
Living on the Moon Clip 3

Uploaded on Nov 12, 2010
Clip 3 from an episode entitled 'Living on the Moon' broadcasted July 09 on the National Geographic channel.

Length 4 min:18 sec
Building a Moon Base From Lunar Materials 1986 NASA
Published on Nov 12, 2012
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"This video looks at the testing of lunar materials as a possible building material for lunar bases."

Public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization).

The colonization of the Moon is the proposed establishment of permanent human communities or robot industries on the Moon...

Permanent human habitation on a planetary body other than the Earth is one of science fiction's most prevalent themes. As technology has advanced, and concerns about the future of humanity on Earth have increased, the argument that space colonization is an achievable and worthwhile goal has gained momentum. Because of its proximity to Earth, the Moon has been seen as the most obvious natural expansion after Earth...

Moon rock describes rock that formed on the Earth's moon. The term is also loosely applied to other lunar materials collected during the course of human exploration of the Moon...

There are currently three sources of Moon rocks on Earth: 1) those collected by US Apollo missions; 2) samples returned by the Soviet Union Luna missions; and 3) rocks that were ejected naturally from the lunar surface by cratering events and subsequently fell to Earth as lunar meteorites. During the six Apollo surface excursions, 2,415 samples weighing 382 kg (842 lb) were collected, the majority by Apollo 15, 16, and 17. The three Luna spacecraft returned with an additional 0.32 kg (0.7 lb) of samples. Since 1980, over 120 lunar meteorites representing about 60 different meteorite fall events (none witnessed) have been collected on Earth, with a total mass of over 48 kg (105.8 lb). About one third of these were discovered by US and Japanese teams searching for Antarctic meteorites (e.g., ANSMET), with most of the remainder having been discovered by collectors in the desert regions of northern Africa and Oman.

Almost all lunar rocks are depleted in volatiles and are completely lacking in hydrated minerals common in Earth rocks. In some regards, lunar rocks are closely related to Earth's rocks in their isotopic composition of the element oxygen... In contrast to the Earth, large portions of the lunar crust appear to be composed of rocks with high concentrations of the mineral anorthite. The mare basalts have relatively high iron values. Furthermore, some of the mare basalts have very high levels of titanium (in the form of ilmenite)...

The main repository for the Apollo moon rocks is the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For safe keeping, there is also a smaller collection stored at White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Most of the rocks are stored in nitrogen to keep them free of moisture. They are only handled indirectly, using special tools...

A Lunar regolith simulant is a terrestrial material synthesized in order to approximate the chemical, mechanical, and engineering properties of, and the mineralogy and particle size distributions of, lunar regolith. Lunar regolith simulants are used by researchers...


MLS-1 (Minnesota Lunar Simulant 1) is a lunar simulant that was developed at the University of Minnesota. The basaltic rock used in this simulant was mined from a quarry in Duluth, Minnesota. It contains plagioclase, olivine, pyroxene and ilmenite as some of its major minerals. The minerals and grain sizes resemble the chemistry of the Apollo 11 mare material (specifically soil sample 10084).


JSC-1 (Johnson Space Center Number One)... was developed in 1994... Unlike MLS-1, it simulates a soil that is poor in titanium. It is a basaltic ash with a high glass content.

Toutanji et al. used JSC-1 to create a sulphur-based Lunarcrete simulant.

In 2005, NASA contracted with Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) for a second batch of simulant in three grades:

- JSC-1AF, fine, 27 ┬Ám average size
- JSC-1A, a reproduction of JSC 1, less than 1 mm size
- JSC-1AC, coarse, a distribution of sizes less than 5 mm

NASA received 14 metric tons of JSC-1A, and one ton each of AF and AC in 2006. Another 15 tons of JSC-1A and 100 kg of JSC-1F were produced by ORBITEC for commercial sale. An 8 ton sand box of commercial JSC‐1A is available for daily rental from the California Space Authority...


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Length 2 min:30 sec
Moon Soon? Russia plans manned Lunar base in 10 years
Published on Apr 12, 2012
Russian space scientists are preparing the next 'giant leap for mankind' with the ambitious goal of gaining a foothold on the Moon within 10 years. The announcement of the daring project coincides with the 51st anniversary of the very first manned space flight.

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It would seem 2014 is not the same as 2012, but we can dream.
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Length 44 min:18 sec
National Geographic Living on the Moon - 2012 Documentary
Published on Sep 11, 2012
National Geographic Living on the Moon: The day before the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11, NGC presents Living on the Moon. Man has always dreamed of living on the moon, and now a team of NASA scientists is proving that dream could be achieved in our lifetime. We take viewers inside Constellation, the space program's plan to establish a human outpost on the moon by 2020. Take a closer look at the plans under way, from upgraded space suits to housing modules and moon vehicles, and examine the challenges ahead, such as finding water, making oxygen, growing food and protecting residents from deadly radiation. Then, using 3-D animation, we'll visualize how the remarkable outpost will take shape.

Released: June 19, 2012
Genres: Documentary

This much longer.
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Length: 1 hr: 39 min:54 sec
In the Shadow of the Moon - Documentary
Published on Sep 1, 2012
Documentary About Moonlandings.
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In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2006 British documentary film about the United States' manned missions to the Moon.