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1  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / NASSP Interest from a Media Company... on: December 21, 2017, 06:04:04 PM
Hello all, long time, no post. 

TL;DR: I (and dseagrav) was approached recently by a representative of a media production company who is interested in talking with the NASSP developers and possibly licensing or using NASSP in their project.  Their project is purportedly an Apollo Engineering website/portal for the 50th anniversary, sponsored by Draper Labs.  I am currently in communication with the representative and am investigating further.  As I get more information, I'll put it here and the development team can discuss.

Initial Email

Hello I am a media producer working on an Apollo Engineering website/portal for the 50th anniversary. I would very much like to speak to you or one of your team members about this project and this project as I am interested in licensing or commissioning or licensing a game related to the AGC and lunar lander.

I can be reached via email: or mobile phone ###PHONE NUMBER REDACTED###. I am based in the U.S. - EST. I have also sent a message to (sic:) dseagrav.


My Response
Hello Sue, I'm a little out of the loop with the project recently, but I've reached out to the other developers to discuss your proposal.  Can you share anything more about the nature of the project? We are, of course, always excited about public outreach regarding the Apollo Program.


Her Response
Sure I am working with Draper (formerly MIT Instrumentation Lab) on a major website portal experience that will share the stories and imagery, video from the engineers who developed the AGC, and guidance, navigation and control systems for Apollo. .  We are currently curating thousands of never before seen photo and video assets and intend to include interactive features and mobile apps to enhance the experience, i.e. landing or navigation simulation experiences, engineering challenges, etc. etc.  In addition, we are producing a great deal of videos and oral histories and curating acquired content etc.

I am happy to provide more info or answer any questions you might have, we can schedule a call with you or other team members if you wish.


Anyway, I'm excited about the possibility here, but I don't want to overcommit or speak without input from the active development team.  Anyway, I'll continue talking with here, but if anyone has any comments, questions, or observations, please discuss them here.
2  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: Apollo CSM Ephemeris on: June 28, 2013, 06:27:34 PM
Indeed.  It's been a crazy 4 years, and still getting crazier (I mean, landing a 1st stage!?!, even I think we're crazy sometimes).  But it's been fun... sadly it hasn't left any time to contribute to the Orbiter community, and especially NASSP.  But I hope that in the future I'll be able to rejoin and help out again.  In the meantime, thank you for keeping it alive Tschachim.
3  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: Apollo CSM Ephemeris on: June 27, 2013, 06:02:14 PM
That might be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Oh and... hello my friends, long time no post. Happy
4  Project Apollo - NASSP / News & Announcements / Re: Virtual Cockpit Release Candidate #1 on: December 14, 2010, 01:58:19 AM
Glad you all like our work! Happy

That was a SUPER-cool day for all of us at SpaceX, and I can't begin to describe the happiness that everyone felt when we heard the words "Splashdown"
5  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo 7 Flight Journal on: December 14, 2010, 01:55:53 AM
Hey Bunyap... any chance we'll see some updated A7 FJ in the near future?
6  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Complete version of the Apollo Operations Handbook Volume 2 available! on: December 14, 2010, 01:54:18 AM
I would suggest that we get a copy in our own documentation library.
7  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Project Apollo 7 Beta to the Moon... on: December 09, 2010, 12:44:20 PM
Also, I'd like to point out that ProjectApollo 7 is focused on the CSM in earth orbit.  In that sense, it is a pretty stable release. Happy
8  Project Apollo - NASSP / News & Announcements / Re: Virtual Cockpit Release Candidate #1 on: December 04, 2010, 12:21:42 AM
Hello all, I've been gone for quite a while...

Moonwalker, I'm going to have a look at making that a possibility.  Originally, that was the plan, but Orbiter didn't support it very well in it's previous configuration.  I'll have a shot at it with the new Orbiter in the coming months.

PS.  Falcon 9 and Dragon are almost ready to go!  If you're wondering where I've been... watch our launch coming up soon!  Happy
9  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo 7 Test Launch to MET 26:25 on: March 11, 2010, 03:31:51 AM
All I could find about post-separation propulsive venting is as follows...

CM Sep               T+10,502.388

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Open      T+11,354.474
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Close      T+11,756.123

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close On   T+11,757.006
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close Off   T+11,763.355

Initiate SIVB/IU Retrograde with   T+11.818
   Local Horizontal Roll to
   Position 1 Up and Maintain
   Orbital Rate

Start Stage Control Sphere He Dump   T+11,853.958
LOX & LH2 Pump Seal Purge Off(?)   T+14,821.276

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Open      T+14,747.274
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Close      T+15,008.445

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close On   T+15,009.253
LH2 Tank Vent Valve BOost Close Off   T+15,015.711

Start Second Cold He Dump      T+16,216.948
Stage Control Sphere He Dump Off   T+14,821.276

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Open      T+17,035.855
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Close      T+17,341.721

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close On   T+17,341.621
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close Off   T+17,348,578

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Open      T+18,539.182
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Close      T+18,684,844

LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close On   T+18,685.619
LH2 Tank Vent Valve Boost Close Off   T+18,721,358

I'm still trying to figure out what the LH2 Vent Valve Boost Close is referring to.   If I have time, I'll look into the propulsive capacity of the LH2 vent and He Dump.  No guarantees though... things are getting busy as we work to get the first Falcon 9 off the ground here.
10  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo 7 Test Launch to MET 26:25 on: March 11, 2010, 12:27:17 AM

Orbiter 2009/2010 does model atmospheric drag, perhaps it's worth to check if it behaves different there? Additionally, I'm not sure what the (real) S-IVB did after separation, perhaps there's a 2nd venting event and it changed its orbit again?

Tschachim, let me dig through some documents tonight... I'll post a synopsis for you when I'm done.
11  Project Apollo - NASSP / Modeling / Re: my NASSP 7 beta LEM ascent module has no textures mappings?! on: March 04, 2010, 12:55:52 PM
We are currently not actively supporting the LEM.
12  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / Re: No P32 in A7 vAGC? on: February 24, 2010, 03:46:06 AM
Feel free to continue trying, just stop expecting...    Very Happy
13  Project Apollo - NASSP / Modeling / Re: Can I help with 3D modelling ? on: February 04, 2010, 04:34:33 PM
Have you also developed a talent for texturing along with modeling?

Right now, texturing is something that we really need work to be done on, including the Service Module, which has a fairly good mesh (if I do say so myself Happy), but is seriously lacking in texturing.
14  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Re: Apollo 7 A/G Transmissions on: February 02, 2010, 10:28:53 AM
Sweet!  very awesome Bunyap!
15  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Re: Master Alarm Sound on: February 02, 2010, 10:22:47 AM
This is almost one change I wish we could have as 'optional'  The new sound may be accurate, but its rather more annoying than its inaccurate counterpart (hard to believe, I know). Happy   Also, I think the old sound came from the movie Apollo 13, so some people may associate with it easier.
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