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Post  Admin on Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:20 pm

Lunar Orbiter press conference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Date: 08.01.1966

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Apollo 11 Crew

Normal Lunar Crater

The Moon Imagined
In 1885 it was not possible to make detailed photographs of the Moon so the fabulous illustrations in this book are actually plaster models that Nasmyth and Carpenter fabricated based on their observations of the satellite. For a few more Eastman House photographs of the Moon visit our online collections.

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The Moon - for real & in fiction

Normal Lunar Crater Shown With Plaster Model, 1874

Google Images - Nasmyth's crater models

Paper-Mache model of the crater Copernicus

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Re: Moon Models

Post  Max Peck on Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:49 pm

I've been referring to this, so here are some examples. Wink

Two scanned images from a Dutch book called Operatie Maan [Operation Moon], published in 1969 by astronomer Chriet Titulaer. No infringement of copyright is intended; I am posting these images to demonstrate how scale models of the lunar surface were used to display or simulate (!) typical Moon landing scenes, in anticipation of the real event. These two images are not official NASA photographs, but the surface models used to create these scenes were constructed by scientific sculptor Ralph Turner of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, as it was known at the time (see Lunar and Planetary Institute).

A simulated landing
This photograph was made before the first manned Apollo flight even left the Earth. The model of the lunar surface used for this photograph was constructed by R. Turner, with the aid of Ranger photographs.

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The landing
Nothing could be seen of the [Apollo 11] lunar landing itself. This reconstruction will have to suffice, created by C. Titulaer and photographer Steve Larson on a model of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (...). The scale model of the lunar surface was constructed by Ralph Turner.

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Re: Moon Models

Post  easynow on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:08 am

Wow Max ... those are very interesting and excellent examples that I've never seen before so Thank You for sharing !

Here's a 1968 GE-Apollo advertisement that uses a Moon model ...


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