#1 By: Xeni Jardin, December 21st, 2013 19:46
#2 By: Dan Patterson, December 21st, 2013 20:26
"Calm down, Lovell." That's hilarious.
If they hadn't had a camera that allowed the film type to be changed mid-roll, they wouldn't have been able to change films fast enough to catch it. Score one for Hasselblad.
#3 By: euansmith, December 22nd, 2013 05:00
That really sounded like a line from "Big Bang Theory". It will enter my lexicon of stock phrases, possibly replacing, "Ripley you've just blown the transaxle, you're just grinding metal. Ease down, Ease down."
#4 By: Raybert, December 22nd, 2013 07:31
A Hasselblad became Sweden's first satellite in 1966 during the Gemini 10 mission when Collins' Hasselblad camera worked itself free and drifted off into orbit.
Anyway, this is really nice.
#5 By: gilbert wham, December 22nd, 2013 12:46
Oh, come ON, NASA! These ones aren't even good fakes! It's like they're not even trying these days. CGI has ruined everything...
#6 By: Robert Baruch, December 22nd, 2013 14:37
George Walton Lucas! You get out of that NASA video editing room RIGHT NOW!
#7 By: Kimmoth, December 22nd, 2013 20:28
Wow, in retrospect it's surprising that they weren't more prepared for that shot; that it wasn't one specific goal of the mission.
#8 By: Wrecksdart, December 22nd, 2013 23:29
It's also cool that he called out the camera settings for the shot. Tell someone on the street, "two-fifty at f/11" and it's unlikely they'll know what the hell you're talking about.
That's some great footage. Both that "Earthrise" image and the "Blue marble" image have stayed with me ever since I can recall seeing them, so it's nice to hear how important it was to the astronauts. Gotta say, that's badass--rushing for the camera to grab a shot of Earth rising over the moon...beats my crappy sunsets any day of the week.
#9 By: euansmith, December 23rd, 2013 05:19
I'm glad they did that too. I'll have my camera correctly set up when I get the chance to snap an Earth-rise
#10 By: Michael Matise, December 23rd, 2013 15:48
I love this, one of the greatest photographic images ever taken. Amazing new insight into how it was made.
#11 By: Xeni Jardin, December 26th, 2013 19:46
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