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Spacelog lets you be up close and personal with the early space missions

Apollo 13 launches

Ever wondered what the early astronauts said during those tense moments as they traveled into the unknown reaches of outer space?

Apollo 13 logo

Now you can listen in thanks to the magic of, a new website recently created by British programmer Andrew Godwin. You can view the actual NASA transcripts online of famous missions like Apollo 13 and John Glenn’s mission Mercury-Atlas 6 aboard Friendship 7 as he became the first American to reach orbit around the Earth.

John Glenn 1952 space flight

Besides reading the transcripts, you can also browse actual photographs and other historical documents from these missions that show some of the real problems the astronauts encountered. Revel in the key moments like Jim Lovell’s now famous (and often misquoted) words, “Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

View of Earth from the moon

More exciting transcripts are expected to be added to this already fascinating website, so you’ll want to check it out on a regular basis to see more in this amazing window into our space adventures.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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