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I have picked the subject of transportation for the month of May and it can  have anything to do with it.  Examples- Cars, trucks , planes ,trains, and wagons. Really anything that might tranport something. Good Luck !




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Nice subject matter Kevin. I have an idea of what I want to do.
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I may have to play on this one.
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Good theme, Kevin!
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That's funny. I was thinking of the same topic yesterday.
Of course this is NOT eligibleBig Grin
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Did you shoot that yesterday? Cool picture!
 
 
-edit- Disregard, I see where you post not eligible.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Did you shoot that yesterday? Cool picture!

No. That was from the 2006 Blunder Over Looneyville Air Show. Taken a day or two before the show.
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Made a Sticky for the photo section.
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Hey Ted, you take that on location?Big Grin
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Absolutely, Lynn!

...on location at the museum displays in the NASA Space Center - Houston visitor center.



I converted the photo to black and white because I thought it looked more real, and I liked the retro / historical vibe it gave. The blue and purple colored lighting on the display made it look too fake.




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It made it look more Era correct to me in B&W, because I'm assuming this from one of the Apollo missions.
 
Great picture! Excellent
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Yes, that is a scene from Apollo 17, with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt. The Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV, shown) wasn't used on the moon until Apollo 15. Three of them were brought to the moon, 1 each on A15, 16, and 17. All 3 remain in different locations on the moon to this day.

On this mission, Cernan and Schmitt did what was called the "Surface Electrical Properties" experiment, which I believe is what they're shown doing in that photo. This experiment involved transmitting electrical signals between a transmitting antenna, the ground, and a receiving antenna on the LRV. This was done to determine the composition of the moon soil.

Although they did have color photography then and did take color photos and videos on the moon on the later Apollo missions, when I think of the space missions of the early 1970's, I think B&W.
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Ted, thank you for sharing, I didn't know that is how they conducted such test, by radio testing. Very interesting.
 
Really, color then, huh? So many things are exhibited in B&W back then, just seemed more accurate that you shot in B&W.  Cool
 
 
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Oh, a little trivia about the LRV...

On that Apollo 17 mission, astronauts Cernan and Schmitt traveled the furthest distance on the moon with the LRV vs the previous missions -- 22.3 miles total.

Cernan also owns the official moon land speed record with the LRV, at a scorching 11.2 mph!

The LRVs were built by a joint mfg team of Boeing and GM, at a total cost of $38 million. I believe that is the total cost of the LRV program, not the unit cost.
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Get Your Popcorn Ready Very Interesting!
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Hey.....is that star jockey on the left running a jack hammer?? Big Grin
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Haha! I think it's some kind of cosmic drill used to insert some kind of test instrument into the moon soil, but not totally sure. I didn't read all the plaques in front of the displays.
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Looks like #4 rebar to me, but what do I know. Probably just for looks. 

GREAT "pitcher takin" skillz, my friend.  
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I think this qualifies as transportation.

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This is not my entry, but I had to share this one. I can't believe I got this shot.

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I think a house floating down the flooded river could qualify as a mobile home.Shocked
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This wasn't the original idea I had for this month. Originally....Well, I will post a picture that shares what I was going for tomorrow after the deadline.


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