Wednesday, July 1, 2009
SQUARE PEG, ROUND PEG
OK, we all remember the line from the movie Apollo 13, about fitting a square peg into a round hole, right? We saw the square peg, but what about the ROUND peg? Here is a photo I took of the Apollo Lunar Module filter that was replaced by the Command Module (square) one during the Apollo 13 mission. And, as you might expect, they could not have been much more different if the designers tried. Maybe they were concerned that the wrong filter might get jammed in the wrong hole?
Enjoying a 3-hour layover in Phoenix en route to Seattle area for book activities. It's hot here, though without the humidity of Florida. But the presence of a Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom takes the edge off...
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE, CIRCA 1969
Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.
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