Friday, April 24, 2009

May it Please the Court - for BethanyC

This wonderful piece at the NY Times blog of Maira Kalman reminded me of BethanyC's work.

May it Please the Court

It is an illustrated story of a day spent visiting the the Supreme Court and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

How One Woman Saved 2,000 Frames of Early Moon Missions


The image taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 had never been seen at its full resolution until its retrieval by an Ames Research Center team.

From the LA Times:
NASA's early lunar images, in a new light

Pictures from the mid-1960s Lunar Orbiter program lay forgotten for decades. But one woman was determined to see them restored.

Altogether, nearly 2,000 frames were photographed by the five missions, each of which ended with a silent crash onto the lunar surface.

Although the original high-resolution images were saved on 2-inch-wide tape, those pictures weren't seen by the public.