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Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, gives a military salute while standing beside the deployed United States flag during the Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadley-Apennine landing site.

THE DUNHUANG CHINESE SKY: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE OLDEST KNOWN STAR ATLAS http://idp.bl.uk/4DCGI/education/astronomy_researchers/index.a4d#section5.1

THE DUNHUANG CHINESE SKY: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE OLDEST KNOWN STAR ATLAS http://idp.bl.uk/4DCGI/education/astronomy_researchers/index.a4d#section5.1

NASA Before Powerpoint, 1961

NASA before Powerpoint, Before the days of Power Point and Prezi, employees at NASA would have to go about conveying their knowledge in a much more laborious way: chalk, board, and likely tears.

Life on Sundays

Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer & I will always be anti-compromise on this

We went to the moon with slide rules. Heard that one before? Though in fact all of the Apollo spacecraft carried digital computers, the simple fact remains true: We went to the moon with slide rules.  Just like this one. (link)

11 From 11: Apollo Moonshot Tools

We went to the moon with slide rules. Heard that one before? Though in fact all of the Apollo spacecraft carried digital computers, the simple fact remains true: We went to the moon with slide rules.

Planetary map

Planetary map

This one very cool, it is a moondial. A volvelle is basically a circular slide rule or analog calculator, often used in astrology and old time astronomy to calculate things. This volvelle, in conjunction with a sundial, can be used as a lunar clock to determine time at night. Dieppe Style nocturnal Volvelle, Bloud.  Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris - Travel To Eat

Neil Armstrong Dies: Hero With a Slide Rule - Speakeasy - WSJ

Neil Armstrong, Hero With a Slide Rule

First footprint on the moon. "One small step for man - one giant leap for mankind," Neil Armstrong

Radio Waves in Space: What Makes Them!: The electromagnetic spectrum show as a function of frequence/wavelength and temperature.

How Radio Waves Help Us Understand the Universe

Radio Waves in Space: What Makes Them!: The electromagnetic spectrum show as a function of frequence/wavelength and temperature.

The Laputans studied the sky endlessly, always fretting the slightest shift in the stars.

The Laputans studied the sky endlessly, always fretting the slightest shift in the stars.

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Weems & Plath Nav Kit

The Weems & Plath Nav Kit includes: Nautical Slide Rule, Weems & Plath's most popular Parallel Plotter, Ultralight Dividers/Compass and The Navtote.

Observer’s Notebook, Astronomy

whether you're an occasional backyard stargazer or would-be astrophysicist.

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