Yeah-great stuff, PE.
I recall reading somewhere that the color film was a special Ektachrome. One reason the thin base could be used was because the film was sandwiched between the pressure plate behind it and the glass plate in front of it which carried the markings visible on the images. I can't remember what that plate is called, darn it.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
I do alot of winter photography and find the cold has an ill effect on stiffening the film. I also read a problem with polar explorers was also film actually cracking like glass at very cold temps n wouldn't advance in the magazine.
Were they using specail film or the out of the box Kodak stuff we use? Or maybe the sound stage they used in the dessert was warm enough?
makes you wonder?
Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.
PE... with all the dangers and ounce by ounce calculations I am surprised at how much contraband made it into the capsules.
I always wondered about the golf ball... I have a feeling mission control "sh#t" when that came out on the moon.
Armstrong is such the pilot's pilot and engineer's engineer, I bet he little tolerance for such highjinx on his missions.