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Submission + - EMF Camp, Hacker Camp for Makers and Hackers.->

An anonymous reader writes: During Friday 31st August through to Sunday 2nd September 2012 there is a three-day camping festival for people with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things: hackers, geeks, scientists, engineers, artists, and craftspeople. It is the largest of it's kind in the UK and there are still some tickets available.
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Comment Re:Starting to release? (Score 4, Informative) 116

I suspect you mean the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and the Apollo Flight Journal, and they are semi-official NASA projects. (To tell the truth, I didn't know about the latter until after we built Spacelog.)

Although some of the commentary and analysis interspersed into them is awesome, we're not a huge fan of the ALSJ and the AFJ because:

  • The weird split between Flight and Lunar Surface is a bit arbitrary
  • They're a bit ugly (ugh, frames), whereas Spacelog is pretty (photos are inline, for example)
  • It's difficult to link directly to a quote
  • The commentary is on the technical side, while we want Spacelog to be fairly accessible
  • Their transcripts only cover certain Apollo missions (notably not 13). We want to cover Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and more (NASA just released some Shuttle transcripts)
  • They claim copyright on their corrected version of the transcript. All of Spacelog (both the corrected transcript and the code) is public domain like the original transcripts

Comment Re:Starting to release? (Score 5, Informative) 116

Yep. We built Spacelog to make the transcripts in NASA PDFs more accessible and searchable. For some reason everyone thinks we're NASA and this content is new. (We're not related to NASA.)

What is news is that NASA has recently started to release the full mission audio for Apollo/Gemini/Mercury missions on archive.org. Hopefully we'll be able to do something fun with that.

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