Thunder Road

Closing in on it… the stove is moved in (though not yet permanently assembled).  Window assemblies are in place, ready to be attached.  Racing the weather….

In the dead of winter

synthetic moon -Terragen 3

synthetic moon -Terragen 3

orbital chrome

The roof is done except for some adjustment and trim around the skylight, and finishing the peak.  But it is complete enough to stop covering it with the giant tarpaulin -a major milestone.

Now there is just one tarp, on the south side, to keep rain out until I can finish putting in the windows.

Star voyagers Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt.  The most recent people to walk on the moon.
They left the moon on December 14, 1972 at 5:55 PM EST.

Star voyagers Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt.  The most recent people to walk on the moon.

They left the moon on December 14, 1972 at 5:55 PM EST.

Lest we forget: a special thank-you is due to the Parkes radiotelescope personnel who allowed us to watch live television coverage of the first moonwalk, 45 years ago tonight.  Honeysuckle Creek and Goldstone, CA telescopes were also receiving the transmission from the moon’s surface, but NASA went with Parkes because of the superior quality from that receiving station.

 
"…pass on to the Parkes people that their labour was not in vain, they’ve given us the best TV yet."

- NASA’s Network Officer, Ernie Randall, during the Apollo 11 TV transmission

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/introduction.html