Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now Join Now!

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

   Please leave this field empty
Blogs

See other posts from June 2009

Timothy Reed

Apollo Plus 40

Posted by Timothy Reed

2009/06/18 12:05 CDT

Topics: history, the Moon, NASA lunar missions before 2005


Timothy Reed is an optical engineer living in Boulder, Colorado. He worked for 20 years developing spaceflight imaging systems and was a major contributor to HiRISE, JWST, NICMOS, QuickBird, Space Shuttle microgravity payloads, and the Pancam mast on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. He is currently working in the field of holographic optical data storage, and pursuing graduate studies in atmospheric science at the University of Colorado. Timothy has acted in classical theatre for several decades, won medals in luge competitions, and been the voice of a cartoon character.


Back in January, Emily reported on a then-new blog begun by Scott Maxwell, one of the Mars Exploration Rover drivers, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Spirit's landing. Scott's blog, "Mars and Me" is a daily chronicle of the mission events posted day-for-day (or Mars sol-for-sol) as they happened five years ago. (Check it out, it's entertaining and has enough fiddly details in it to keep the engineer in me mesmerized!)

In a similar vein, the editors of Nature have today begun their ApolloPlus40 blog and Twitter feed that will follow in real time the technical, political, and world events surrounding Apollo 11's race to the Moon and back as it happened 40 years ago.

Apollo 11 Quarantine Trailer

Apollo 11 Quarantine Trailer
The Apollo astronauts' quarantine Airstream trailer, from Nature's ApolloPlus40 blog.
 

Or read more blog entries about: history, the Moon, NASA lunar missions before 2005

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

JOIN THE
PLANETARY SOCIETY

Our Curiosity Knows No Bounds!

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Us

Featured Images

Zodiacal light at the Moon from LADEE

Spitzer Space Telescope
Philae CIVA portrait of Rosetta's solar panels, April 14, 2014
Kepler-186f: A Second Earth
More Images

Featured Video

View Larger »

Fly to an Asteroid!

Travel to Bennu on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft!

Send your name

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!