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David Bowie Space Oddity 50th Anniversary Box Set
Parlophone is also releasing a very special double 7” single of Space Oddity featuring brand new mixes by Tony Visconti, which will come in a box including:
a double-sided poster featuring an original Space Oddity print advertisement
a Ray Stevenson shot of David taken on stage at the ‘Save Rave ‘69’ concert at the London Palladium on 30th November, 1969
an information card and a print featuring an alternative shot by Jojanneke Claassen from the Space Oddity promo single cover session.
bowie  music  box_set  anniversary  space  travel  songs  60s  moon 
3 hours ago by rgl7194
David Bowie - Space Oddity (2019 Mix) [Official Video] - YouTube
David Bowie
Premiered Jul 21, 2019
Official video for the 2019 Mix of Space Oddity by David Bowie. Part of the celebration for the song's 50th anniversary.
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The video features never before released footage of David Bowie performing Space Oddity at his 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997. It is directed by Tim Pope, and includes footage shot and directed by Eduaord Lock, the founder and choreographer of the Montreal dance troupe La La La Human Steps, for the on screen back drop of Bowie’s 1990 Sound & Vision tour.
The 1990 footage was projected on to the large screens throughout the Sound & Vision tour, featuring David effectively performing Space Oddity with himself, a performance replicated at his 50th Birthday Concert. The audio that accompanies the video is the new 2019 mix of Space Oddity by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
music  bowie  video  youtube  space  anniversary  travel  moon  60s 
3 hours ago by rgl7194
How Stanley Kubrick Staged the Moon Landing
Oh this is goooood.

“To understand America, you can start with Apollo 11 and all that is counterfactual that’s grown around it; that’s when the culture of conspiracy, which is the culture of Donald Trump and fake news, was born.”


“The human mind has evolved to see patterns. You see a face in the clouds, hear God in the wind. Some people spot a cabal where others see nothing but bureaucrats. It’s not because they are stupid; it’s because they are smart. The same skill that would have made them a success in one age makes them a kook in another.”


“Is any of this real?

Of course not. It’s a face in the clouds. But it can feel more real than reality, as if you are finally seeing what’s always been hidden. That’s the thrill of conspiracy theory, why it can become an obsession, a way of being. It gives you a more interesting way to consume reality. It is literary criticism directed not at a text but at the world, which is a kind of text. It lets the reader understand that world in a new way. You feel the thrill you felt when you stumbled across the teachers’ edition in fifth grade. So here are the answers, all of the answers. You can finally see the truth behind the facade.”
moon  fake_news  america  history  trump  culture  moon_landing 
16 hours ago by alexpriest
Apollo 14 - 16-mm magazine 1176-GG - YouTube
Apollo 14, 16-mm magazine 1176-GG. (..) 01:07 CSM turnaround and final approach. This video is presented at 24 frames per second, regardless of the original shooting speed.
apollo  apollo14  film  docking  space  moon  rotation  rendezvous  jamesbond 
16 hours ago by gohai
Apollo 11 - 16-mm magazine 1122-D - YouTube
Apollo 11, 16-mm magazine 1122-D. 00:25 Coverage of the final moments of rendezvous of the ascent stage of the Lunar Module Eagle with the Command Service Module Columbia, as filmed by Collins aboard the CSM. At the start of the filming, the LM is in the lower left third, most easily identifiable by the flash of its strobe light. 03:16 Armstrong initiates a pitch down manoeuvre to face the LM docking port towards the CSM. 03:38 Armstrong carried out an unplanned yaw manoeuvre to deal with sunlight coming in his overhead window. This causes the guidance platform to go into gimbal lock and Armstrong has to use the backup guidance system to control the spacecraft's attitude. 04:13 Earth comes into view. This video is presented at 24 frames per second, regardless of the original shooting speed. Its image has been flipped to counter the fact that it was shot into a mirror.
apollo  apollo11  space  film  moon  docking  rendezvous  beautiful 
16 hours ago by gohai
APOD: 2019 July 20 - Apollo 11 Landing Panorama
Explanation: Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. The images were taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his window of the Eagle Lunar Module fifty years ago, shortly after the July 20, 1969 landing. The frame at the far left (AS11-37-5449) is the first picture taken by a person on another world. Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the foreground on the left, while at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible to the west. For scale, the large, shallow crater on the right has a diameter of about 12 meters. Frames taken from the Lunar Module windows about an hour and a half after landing, before walking on the lunar surface, were intended to initially document the landing site in case an early departure was necessary.
60s  anniversary  astronomy  moon  photography  space  travel  APOD 
17 hours ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2019 July 19 - Tranquility Base Panorama
Explanation: On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle safely touched down on the Moon. It landed near the southwestern corner of the Moon's Mare Tranquillitatis at a landing site dubbed Tranquility Base. This panoramic view of Tranquility Base was constructed from the historic photos taken from the lunar surface. On the far left astronaut Neil Armstrong casts a long shadow with Sun is at his back and the Eagle resting about 60 meters away ( AS11-40-5961). He stands near the rim of 30 meter-diameter Little West crater seen here to the right ( AS11-40-5954). Also visible in the foreground is the top of the camera intended for taking stereo close-ups of the lunar surface.
60s  anniversary  astronomy  moon  photography  space  travel  APOD 
17 hours ago by rgl7194
Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Photos From 50 Years Ago - The Atlantic
On July 20, 1969, the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” After months of preparation, preceded by years of development and testing, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida on July 16, arriving at the moon on July 19. While Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the surface and spent two and a half hours on the moon, setting up experiments, taking photos, and gathering samples. After their safe return home, the crew were celebrated by politicians and the public as they embarked on a 45-day goodwill tour, visiting a total of 27 cities in 24 countries.  Below, 50 photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission, on the 50th anniversary of that giant leap. Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reflecting on Apollo 11, 50 years later.
astronomy  space  travel  moon  anniversary  60s  photography  in_focus  quotes 
17 hours ago by rgl7194

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