I was about 1 mile away for the launch of Saturn 1. In Melbourne FL, the sound level was about 120 DB. Imagine what it was where I was standing! Von Braun was the last person off the pad with his limo driver and one of our cameramen.
And, BTW, there were other cameras left on the moon as well.
"Behind the Moon" - 1969
I'm often confronted with the fact that I'm living under a rock... maybe it is actually behind the Moon (as we say in German).
So if I come across one of those cameras, I'll tell you...
Just like to thank PE for the very interesting first hand information regarding the Hasselblads!
I read a story that one EDC went home again and that it was "confiscated" by NASA because it was government property. Is there any truth in this?
Sometimes when i read som story on the web about any of the new improved hot cameras beeing released i canīt help to peek at my EL/M sitting next to me and think "iīm sure itīs wonderful but THIS cameras cousine went to the moon...ha!".
Anyway, i find the Hasselblad history very interesting and even more so because the cameras are still making top notch proffesional work as we speak. I just got my 500C (US) back from service done in gothenburg last week. Changed lots of parts, costed an arm and a leg but hey, itīs 43 years old! Incredible!
Well, we can dream, can't we?Quote:
Why does it matter how many Hasselblads there are on the Moon, unless you are going to make the trip to pick them up.