Early Nasa Moon Images Restored and Recovered

NASA’s early lunar images, in a new light – Los Angeles Times.

A great quick story about a woman who kept early images produced by the Lunar Orbiter missions from the trash pile, and with help was finally able to get the early space images recovered back to their original fidelity and resolution.

It’s amazing how so much history can get almost thrown away so cavalierly.

The Software Behind the Phoenix Lander

I don’t tend to do link log type of things, but I found this fascinating, in that it’s an amazing interview with one of the software engineers behind the Mars Phoenix Lander. It recently landed atop the North Pole of Mars on a search for water. The developer talks about the limitations of the hardware, the design process and the safe guards they have in place to make sure it keeps working. It’s a fascinating read. Check it out here.