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General Discussion / Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:20:48 AM »
It's in work. I just got word that the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to the researchers who did 11 and 13 audio to do the rest of the Apollo missions (160,000 hours). It will take many years, but it's happening.

General Discussion / Re: Download of a complete "mission".
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:12:12 PM »
And here is a list of tape number and what times they correspond to. I calculated this myself by decoding the timecode signal.
Note that these are the times of the restored audio files (completely denoised and defluttered) that are on the real-time website and might not correspond to the raw files on

Apollo 11:
Tape   New IRIG GET Time Ranges
T648   HR1U|157:14:48|173:45:55
T649   HR2U|165:35:29|182:20:47
T650   HR1L|174:06:33|190:53:20
T651   HR2L|182:13:41|197:02:43
T652   HR1U|190:44:24|197:02:48
T867   HR1L|-020:46:08|-003:57:14
T868a HR2U|-015:31:48|-010:51:49
T868b HR2U|-010:51:49|-001:33:57
T869   HR1U|-004:00:01|012:51:05
T870   HR2L|-001:41:17|005:43:11
T871a HR2U|005:42:08|012:23:27
T871b HR2U|012:23:19|022:25:03
T872   HR1L|012:46:44|029:38:14
T873   HR2L|022:16:07|039:02:36
T874   HR1U|029:31:20|043:32:30
T875   HR2U|038:59:43|043:47:35
T876   HR1L|043:30:47|060:10:18
T877   HR2L|043:43:55|050:31:09
T878   HR2U|050:30:49|067:16:33
T879   HR1U|060:05:12|076:59:26
T880   HR2L|067:08:04|069:42:08
T881   HR2U|069:38:35|086:15:23
T882   HR1L|076:50:24|093:42:49
T883   HR2L|086:07:11|101:42:04
T884a HR1U|093:36:54|101:36:56
T884b HR1U|100:58:30|108:39:04
T885   HR2U|101:38:00|118:15:31
T886   HR1L|108:22:45|123:59:30
T887   HR2L|118:06:41|132:11:33
T888   HR1U|123:58:42|140:43:46
T889   HR2U|132:09:15|148:49:30
T890   HR1L|140:38:05|157:21:08
T891   HR2L|148:41:17|165:39:19

Apollo 13:
T911   Start   Stop
T912    031:41:56   048:21:41
T913    031:07:50   047:45:51
T914    014:59:03   031:48:46
T915    014:27:18   031:13:45
T916   -001:39:01   015:03:30
T917   -002:04:18   014:34:02
T918   -018:19:08   -001:32:11
T919   -018:44:05   -001:59:29
T920   -035:17:05   -018:17:54
T921   -035:17:09   -018:38:30
T922    097:40:52   114:17:55
T923    097:47:36   114:28:56
T924    081:03:30   097:52:07
T926    081:01:15   097:46:01
T925    064:24:14   081:07:59
T927    064:24:16   081:07:35
T708 130:53:00   143:59:49
T709   047:44:12   064:30:27
T716   048:20:00   064:29:00
T717   114:17:00   130:59:00
T719   114:27:00   131:12:00

General Discussion / Re: Download of a complete "mission".
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:09:49 PM »
I'm super late to responding to this thread, apologies. Attached are the track numbers for 13. 11 is very similar.

These correspond to the "channel" numbers on Apollo in Real Time, except 30 is added to the HR2 track numbers, for a total of 60 channels. Several channels have not been exported by NASA, namely the DOD channels.

General Discussion / Re: Apollo 11 Guidance loop very low
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:47:20 PM »
This is an issue with the digitization unfortunately. Long story.

...due to whitehouse communications setup. I believe he was later sent home, but I can't find the clip that refers to that.

This is wonderful detail. Thanks so much for posting.

You should consider contributing to the Apollo Flight Journal. It's the kind of place where the kind of research you're suggesting would find a welcomed home.

Great idea. Here's a shift list.

Yes, that is recorded at the beginning and end of every tape. Probably just in case the tape was separated from its labelled case.

Very interesting sliver of history.

General Discussion / Re: direct streaming url?
« on: April 23, 2020, 01:55:31 PM »
Unfortunately not. Though you may be able to map your sonos as an audio output from your computer.

Apollo 17 Moments of Interest / Re: Really an Outstanding Mission !
« on: April 23, 2020, 01:51:36 PM »
Thanks very much. This forum is a new addition and I haven't integrated any mention of it into the Apollo 17 website yet, that's why it's empty. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

General Discussion / Re: CPU utilization while using site
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:44:58 PM »
Sounds like you've found a workaround. This website asks a lot of the computer running it. Older computers are going to have a tough time. Also, YouTube totally ignores quality directives sent to it and streams whatever it feels like. Frustrating.

Ideally, the website would not use youtube, but being a hobby project there's no way I could pay for that bandwidth!


General Discussion / Re: Public Affairs audio track
« on: April 18, 2020, 02:42:22 PM »
PAO is in the left ear of the "main" audio--that is, the audio that plays with the youtube video when the mission control audio panel is closed.

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