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General Discussion / Private communications (Apollo 9 content)
« on: July 24, 2023, 11:30:59 am »
In the transcripts for Apollo 9, McDivitt wants to talk to Houston on a private loop. presumeably to discuss Schweickart's space sickness (see images).

How did they set this up? Did they have some sort of encryption?

General Discussion / Apollo 2TV-1 "mission" transcript?
« on: July 15, 2023, 08:27:32 pm »
Does anyone know if a radio transcript exists for the apollo 2TV-1 test?

General Discussion / ASTP considered an Apollo mission?
« on: July 13, 2023, 09:50:36 am »
When people think of the Apollo missions, the three skylab flights are usually not included despite using Apollo hardware. Even their mission names were not Apollo; they were Skylab 1-3.

But what about the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project?
Do you view this as an Apollo mission (the USA portion), or something different?

General Discussion / Some help with OCR radio transcripts?
« on: June 24, 2023, 02:35:52 am »
Hello everyone at Apollo in Real Time!

I am a new member here, and I want to say what an amazing website and resource this is.

I run a brand-new facebook & instagram project called Daily Quindar ( +, and its mission is to post a single spacecraft-ground radio snippet every day from the Apollo missions. It is a non-profit endeavor, designed to generate curiosity that comes with reading random transmissions out-of-context.

So far I have the complete transcripts for Apollo 11 & Apollo 13 thanks to the the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and I am working on using OCR software in order to convert the raw pdf scans of the remaining missions. However, this is difficult, as the character recognition software isn't always up to task.

My question to you: Would it be possible to obtain from you copies of txt or pdf-files that you have made for Apollo 16/17 or any other mission you have? I would be most appreciative, and would love to link to your site from my project.

Take care

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