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Thread: 54th Anniversary of the Launch of the First Lunar Orbiter

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    That, sir, was an excellent 2,400th post. Hilarious!
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    Ron, I was working for a JPL contractor (Bendix Field Engineering) at the Goldstone DSIF Echo Station in the MDE (Mission Dependent Equipment) areas for both Lunar Orbiter (Boeing) and Surveyor (Hughes Aircraft) at the time. We were 'over the moon' after that "Earthrise" image was processed.

    Attached is a graphic showing the geometric perspective of Lunar Orbiter 1, Earth and the moon when that photo was taken.

    Echo Station in 1967 with my new '65 Mustang.

    EDIT - @FlyingRon That heavy boots piece is a hoot!
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    Ron. Awesome story. Thanks for sharing.
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    I was tickled by Stan's story. Amazing there are still folks around who worked the program.

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