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[–]Ranman1124 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If only there was a way to remotely operate a camera

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

a way to remotely operate a camera

From 250,000 miles away... In 1969...

Tragic, but relevant fact. Three astronauts died before the moon mission in training, due to a fire in the capsule.

The last thing mentioned before the fire.

Apollo 1: The Fatal Fire

The morning of the test, the crew suited up and detected a foul odor in the breathing oxygen, which took about an hour to fix. Then the communications system acted up. Shouting through the noise, Grissom vented: "How are we going to get to the moon if we can't talk between two or three buildings?"

With communications problems dragging on, the practice countdown was held. Then at 6:31 p.m. came a frightening word from the spacecraft: "Fire.".

Do you still think it's possible to have had a sophisticated secret remote camera controlling system that could follow a moving object as it pans (while adjusting the manual focus)...

. ...if we can't talk between two or three buildings?