Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by mockrock
The astronauts could not see stars.. nor take pictures of stars. If they had time to compose the vast amount of propaganda shots which would
have taken great care and time.. a forgetting to snap the stars was quite an oversight
This post is directed at whoever it was who was naive enough to star your post. Mockrock knows perfectly well that the astronauts took pictures of
Taken from a moving car, at night, in the desert? Or, propaganda shots claiming to be space photos taken by heroic astronauts? Anyway, it's quite a
lot less than "WE SAW MILLIONS OF STARS"
We wanted pictures that recorded it the way the astronauts saw it, and this camera with this lens is exactly the way the human eye works.
Source RICHARD W. UNDERWOOD INTERVIEWED BY SUMMER CHICK BERGEN HOUSTON, TEXAS – 17 OCTOBER 2000
BERGEN: Today is October 17, 2000. This oral history with Richard Underwood is being conducted for the Johnson Space Center Oral History Project at
the offices of the Signal Corporation.
I've read his oral history up & down and I can't seem to find a specific anecdote which refers to which camera & lens he is speaking about. Perhaps I
have missed it...
Underwood says that the film was "ultra-fast, if anything's there, your're going to see them." So with the correct film film and correct camera
settings, we should have pictures of "MILLIONS OF STARS".
But when he was supposed to photograph these very unique things on the way home that scientists believed were in space and we worked out all the
pointings and other information to record the Legrangian points, some people say there's a lot of dust and other things there, all these other,
zero-gravity points between various things out there, and the human eye can't see them and from the Earth you couldn't see them because of the
atmosphere. Out there, with ultra-fast film, if anything's there, you're going to see them. So he's ready to do the first experiment, the film's shot
orbiting the Moon, overexposed, ten stops, eleven stops maybe.
However, Anders was badly screwing up the photography on Apollo 8.
Another interesting one was on Apollo 8, where [William A.] Anders overexposed a roll of film by ten stops, and they were the first pass behind
the Moon. It was a Super Royal XPAN ASA 10000 film. He exposed it at 64. The magazines were all coded and he put the wrong one on, because he told me
when he was coming back from the Moon that he was tired, and put the wrong mag on.
mockrock is correct and Richard Underwood was basically "on-call 24x7" to deal with photographic contingencies like when William Anders messes up
So I guess it's two o'clock in the morning and they're on their way back from the Moon, first thing on the way back, and my phone rings and capcom
says, "Hey, Bill Anders wants to talk to you."
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Johnson Space Center Oral History Project Richard W. Underwood
So I hop on my bike in Nassau Bay, drive through the night into mission control, and Bill puts it, "What if I used a Super Royal XPAN like it was Plus
I said, "There ain't no what-ifs. You done done it, because it's three o'clock in the morning here, you're 200,000 miles away. We talk what-ifs in
meetings in the real live world. You've done done it."
He says, "Well, yes, I put the wrong mag on the pictures of the far side of the Moon," and all this. "What can you do?"
I said, "Well, you destroyed the latent image. We'll think about it, but thanks for telling us. Either we're going to process the roll of film in
advance and know we're going to get one as clean as a window pane or we'll think about it."
It's amazing that Anders didn't blow the entire photographic mission but he comes back to redeem himself, as the story goes,
The same picture is issued on a US Postage Stamp with the religious code words emblazened "In the beginning, God..."
It's important to remember that the Communists were atheists and every time a NASA astronaut invokes God it is like flipping the middle finger to to
the Russians, because it was a childish competition in the first place, the real goal was this.
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