Restored Video Repaints the Historic Apollo 11 Moonwalk

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 16, 2009 in Science

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon NASA has released a freshly restored video from the July 20, 1969 live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. This initial release is part of a larger Apollo 11 moonwalk restoration project and features 15 key moments from the lunar mission. Read more…

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The President of Steel

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 4, 2008 in Comic Books

Action Comics #371

It’s January of 1969 and Superman’s day job is President of the United States of America! This issue of Action Comics #371 not only featured Superman but co-stared Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington, Harry Truman, John Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and oh yes Lois Lane. This all star cast combined with a cover illustration by Neal Adams would make for a pretty interesting read if you’re stuck waiting on line to vote today.

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It’s What the Astronauts Ate — NOT!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 31, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections

The Space Food Stick - Cover

It’s 68% instant energy! Space Food Sticks date to the golden age of NASA which happens to also be the dark ages of American nutrition. These “chocolate treats” were marketed by Pillsbury in 1969 and lasted until the 80s. Although what’s shocking to me is that you can still buy them online today!

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