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Hack the Moon celebrates the engineers behind the Apollo program.

A digital trove of Apollo artifacts debuts on a special website established by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

There’s a treasure trove of newly released photos, videos and stories about the unsung heroes of Apollo.

Credit: Draper

Hack extras

Hack the Moon is free and open to the public. Visitors to the site will find more than 2,000 images, 200 pieces of original content and 150 videos that tell the story of the Apollo missions.

The site features a handy search engine, a mobile-friendly design and special sections on the people, the technology and the missions.

A section called “Hack Extras” takes visitors to podcasts, resources, upcoming events, trivia quizzes and more. “In Their Own Words” presents the personal stories of many of the engineers of Apollo as they encounter and overcome challenges and make some surprising discoveries.

Credit: Draper

Personal accounts

Visitors can read personal accounts from Apollo astronauts such as Jim Lovell’s recollection of seeing the Moon for the first time, and Apollo 17’s Harrison Schmitt’s story about his scientific discovery on the Moon.

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Among the many video stories, Draper engineer Don Eyles recounts his experience averting disaster during Apollo 14, and Margaret Hamilton remembers the happy accident in the lab that led her to develop Apollo’s error detection recovery code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To access Draper’s new website — Hack the Moon – go to:

https://wehackthemoon.com/

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