The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
by Martin Willey

NASA photos

A number of real NASA photographs are seen.

Lunar Orbiter, 1966-7

The Last Sunset

In The Last Sunset, Koenig and Victor inspect photos of the Moon taken by the Lunar Orbiter missions of 1966-67.

Apollo 9, March 1969

David Scott Apollo 9 EVA, 6th March 1969

Astronaut David Scott leaving the Apollo 9 Command Module for an EVA (6th March 1969). NASA reference AS09-20-3064

Apollo 9 LEM, 7th March 1969

The Apollo 9 Lunar Module "Spider" in lunar landing configuration (7th March 1969). NASA reference AS09-21-3215

These Apollo 9 photos are seen as posters in Baxter's quarters in End Of Eternity, and in the lab in Dragon's Domain.

End Of Eternity End Of Eternity End Of Eternity Dragon's Domain

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 moon

This shot was taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts from a distance of 10,000km on their way back to Earth on July 22 1969 (NASA photo id AS11-44-6665). The dark round area in the centre is the Mare Crisium, with the Mare Fecunditatis, Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Serenitatis adjacent to it. Seen from Earth, these features are on the north-east face of the Moon.

Space Brain End Of Eternity

This shot is used extensively in SFX shots. More details

NASA image of Earth

Taken by the crew of Apollo 11, 16th July 1969, about 10,000 nautical miles from Earth. Portions of North and Central America are visible under swirling clouds.

Brian The Brain

A blue monochrome version of this shot is used as Planet D in Brian The Brain and Sunim in Matter Of Balance.

Other NASA shots of Earth, from the ATS-3 satellite in 1967, Apollo 11, Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 were used to represent Earth and alien planets for SFX shots. More details

Skylab 2, 1973

Skylab, June 22 1973

The departing Skylab 2's final fly-around inspection on June 22 1973. The single solar panel and parasol solar shield, rigged to replace the missing micro-meteoroid shield (damaged during launch), can be seen.

Ring Around The Moon

Ring Around The Moon, a small photo of Skylab can be seen on Victor's noticeboard

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