Contest: ENTER Misc Avatar Contest: Destination: Moon -- The Reality

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  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    I have the unusual honour of running the avatar contests in SF&F, TV&M and Miscellaneous all at the same time this week. So I thought it would be fun to have an overall theme for all three contests. And what better choice of theme than...

    As you know, last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon for the very first time! In honour of this momentous occasion, our overall theme is Destination: Moon!

    For this specific contest, we will be looking at The Reality. Your entry can be anything related to humans on, or going to, the moon. This may be anything from the Apollo program, and also anything from the preceding projects Mercury and Gemini, since the moon missions built upon both of those. The only stipulation is that your entry must be an actual historical image.

    Standard avatar contest rules apply: maximum image size of 200 x 200, and maximum image size of 1 MB. Images from news programs or documentaries are OK, as long as they are images of the actual events (think Apollo 11 or For All Mankind). Other than that, no media images, please. You may enter two avatars. Contest will be open for about a week.

    Here are my entries to start us off:

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    - Eagle returning to rendezvous with Columbia, Apollo 11

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    - John Young and the lunar rover, Apollo 16

    If you are interested, I invite you to check out the other two contests:
    Have fun! :techman:
     
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  2. Orac

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    Launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket

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    Commemorative plaque attached to the ladder of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Module
     
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  3. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, I guess I can re-purpose this one:
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  4. auntiehill

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  5. scotpens

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    Photo taken on December 15, 1965 by Gemini VI-A astronaut Tom Stafford as the capsule successfully rendezvoused with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell on board Gemini VII. Project Gemini was used for perfecting EVA and rendezvous/docking in orbit, both of which would be required for the future Apollo moon missions.
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  6. tharpdevenport

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    I made this gif from pictures I took of the moon back in 2014 or 2015 (and I posted it here back then):

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  7. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Second entry:
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  8. think

    think Swagging along now Premium Member

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    lunar eclipse 1.jpg
    my photo of the lunar eclipse day ... thru trees while in a moving car,.. the moon.
     
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  9. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Hi @tharpdevenport and @think ,

    To be sure, those are very nice pictures of the moon. But I'm not quite sure how they fit the theme of humans on, or going to, the moon?
     
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  10. tharpdevenport

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    Between listening to the radio at the same time as watching things on Youtube, I sometimes skip over things or flat out miss them.

    Ignore my entry.
    Though if you look really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really closely, you can see an American flag... ;-)
     
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  11. think

    think Swagging along now Premium Member

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    the image was... part of a drawing down the moon ritual of witchcraft... Wicca stuff You are correct it does not Jive so offf to look for something sorry I missed the post here till today there is too many notices in my notice box to catch everything ... would it help if I moved the moon? mmmm maybe maybe not .. hehe

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  12. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Last call! I'm planning to post the poll on Monday.

    I'm really sorry, @think , but this still doesn't really fit the theme.
     
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  13. think

    think Swagging along now Premium Member

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    OK double post but this moon thing is ... is making me grasp at toothpicks with haystacks of needles .. mmmmm



    now that is what I have chosen as it is both decadent and... poppy ish with the moon in mind and getting there

    I could not do the whole video but this is what I got. it is perplexing just saw the post you did keeping me from doubling ...but OK this is something in gif from

    yeah that moving moon was just something from my photos on google a few years ago.. but now with the net this is a definite copyrighted IMO but IDK
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  14. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    You're definitely on the right track here. Unfortunately, this is a media image, in addition to the fact that the MTV flag was never really on the moon. I would suggest that maybe the clip of the astronaut exiting the lander would make a great entry. (Technically that would still be from a media source, but since it's just showing actual historical footage, I would allow it, since you could have got the same footage from a documentary.)

    Alternatively, you could also use the original image that MTV based their "astronaut looking at flag" bumper on, which I believe is this shot of Buzz Aldrin.
     
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  15. think

    think Swagging along now Premium Member

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    that may have to wait .. what is the time limit.. I will look up on top about a week OK I just walked outside and saved a baby bird then taught it how to fly in a way... so I haven't that extra time anymore.

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    Laying in bed using my Obama phone just to make it difficult
    Getting the right lunar landing image. Editing the thing on the phone down to the right size
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  16. rhubarbodendron

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    one of the best side-effects the moon landing had: the non-sticking teflon frying pan:
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    and - sticking with the kitchen theme - my personal favourite: an American moon landing fan's awesome moon cake
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    eta: is that ok or did I interpret the "anything related to humans on, or going to, the moon" too freely?
     
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  17. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Hi @rhubarbodendron , I think it might be a little too freely. (Sorry!)

    I was going to allow the first one, as thre is an argument to be made that technological innovations resulting from the moon program could qualify under the phrasing of the guidelines. However, I don’t honestly know a lot about the history of Teflon, so I looked it up... and Wikipedia doesn’t seem to make any connections to the moon landings. It seems that PTFE was discovered in 1938, Teflon was trademarked in 1945, PTFE was first used in cookware in France in the late 50s, and the first PTFE-coated pan released in the US was in 1961. So I’m not really sure of the connection? (This is assuming, of course, that Wikipedia can be trusted.)

    For the second one... I LOVE the cake, and the av, but I don’t think it really qualifies, sorry. But I do wish that my decorating skills were anywhere NEAR that good... the less said about my attempted Apollo 11 50th anniversary cupcakes, the better! :lol:
     
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  18. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Here's a corroborating source: The History of Teflon

    @ rhubarbodendron: Maybe it's Velcro you were thinking of? There's a persistent myth that Velcro was invented for, or was a by-product of, the Apollo moon program. However, the fact is that Velcro was invented in 1941 and patented in 1955.
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

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    no, it was indeed Teflon. There used to be a hard-to-kill rumour at that time that teflon was developed specially for the moon landing. Apparently rockets or capsules were indeed covered in it in order to reduce friction. Only decades later the truth became known.

    Here are two better entries, I hope:
    Programmer Margaret Hamilton with a printout of the software she wrote for the Apollo mission:
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    and a rebuild of Apollo's mission computer's interface; the computer itself had a - for that era gigantic - 4 kb RAM!
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  20. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    ^ :techman:

    Poll may be up tonight, but more likely Wednesday. (Tuesday nights are rough.)