Sunday, August 8, 2021

Start Here

I started this blog to document my search for the descent stage of  "Snoopy", the Apollo 10 Lunar Module. I thought that I could simulate its orbit and maybe find the crater where it hit the moon. To my surprise, I found instead that Snoopy's orbit was stable over decades. This blog was my attempt to show what I had done, and how I had done it, and hopefully get some feedback on anything I missed. I have to say that traffic was quite light.

I then turned to the ascent stage of the Apollo 11 Eagle...no one knows what became of that little piece of history either. And again, amazingly, the simulated orbit shows a long term stability very similar to that of the Snoopy stage. Wow! That was in September of 2020, and you might notice that the blog posts stopped around that time. Instead I focused on writing up the results for peer review and publication, and after some fits and starts I am proud to say that the paper is published.

My intent now is to expand on the Eagle results, and continue looking for other interesting objects from that era. You can page through this blog in chronological order for a "tutorial" of sorts on the process I went through. 


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Hope you enjoy the material!

-Roger