Space: 1999 “Breakaway” (part 4 of 6)

We’re back from a commercial for whatever they were selling in 1975. Maybe it was this:

Caption contributed by Jordon

”The Altair 8800: You Can Use It to Rip the Fabric on Your Pool Table… And That’s About It.”

In some reused footage, the two volunteers are tooling around Area Two in their moon buggy. Meanwhile, Koenig, Bergman, and Collins watch from a little outbuilding somewhere nearby. Like every other room on this show, it has several large windows and enough floor space to hold a Bar Mitzvah.

Caption contributed by Jordon

What’s the only thing better than an oscilloscope? Two oscilloscopes!

The astronauts remove the seals from one of the radiation molehill covers. Just like in 2001, there’s no sound during the space scenes. Just like in 2001, this is scientifically accurate. And just like in 2001, it’s extremely boring. Except for two beeps, there is no sound for 31 seconds. Yes, I was so bored I timed it.

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Jordon Davis

B.A. Political Science, SUNY Albany - 1991
Master of Public Administration, University of Georgia - 1993
Juris Doctorate, Emory University - 1996

State of Georgia - 1996
State of New York - 1997

Fields Medal (with Laurent Lafforgue and Vladimir Voevodsky) - 1998

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Multi-Part Article: Space: 1999 "Breakaway"

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