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March 28, 2012 12:18 PM   Subscribe

What would be a good name for a blog/site about the Apollo space program?

Specifically, the site would be covering the missions, technology, politics and people (designers, engineers, mission control and astronauts) of the program. It would be written as an adventure story in the sense of "hey, this is amazing and here is how this amazing thing came about, began and ended and here are the incredible people, technology and groups that made it happen."

But the blog needs a name and I'm stumped on that point. What do you suggest?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Computers & Internet (36 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Apollo Age
posted by mikepop at 12:21 PM on March 28, 2012


Houston, we have a bloglem.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 12:22 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apollo-getics

Akin to the theological sense of the word, meaning: the discipline of defending a position (often religious) through the systematic use of information.
posted by cheeken at 12:24 PM on March 28, 2012


One Small Blog for Man
posted by exogenous at 12:24 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Apollo Creed
posted by The Bellman at 12:25 PM on March 28, 2012


"Riding Fire" is what I've read some astronauts call going up, and that'd be a good adventure-story name.

You could also call it "men went to the moon with less computing power than your toaster's timing chip" but that seems long.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:26 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


More seriously, you could go with Ad Astra, which means "to the stars" and has the advantage of having been said (in its most famous iteration, in Virgil) by Apollo himself, so it's kind of a double whammy.
posted by The Bellman at 12:29 PM on March 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


The Chosen Moon
Decade of Hope and Fear
A Spacefaring Nation
This New Sea
posted by mikepop at 12:31 PM on March 28, 2012


Apollo 18
posted by KokuRyu at 12:33 PM on March 28, 2012


Eagle's Landing.
posted by deezil at 12:35 PM on March 28, 2012


APOLLOLOG
posted by steef at 12:38 PM on March 28, 2012


I would love to read this blog!

Do you want something in-jokey or a name that any casual reader would immediately get?

I've been reading about the Apollo program quite a bit recently for my own reasons, and I really love the term "translunar coast," but I'm not sure how good of a blog title it would be....

This page includes the titles for the various CMs and LMs -- perhaps something might jump out at you? "Gumdrop Spider", "Eagle, Falcon, Kitty Hawk", etc
posted by Narrative Priorities at 12:42 PM on March 28, 2012


Houston, Do You Read?
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:42 PM on March 28, 2012


Mr. Gorsky's Lucky Day

The Buzz

Professor Pete Conrad's Happy Family Fun Time Moon Blog

Lunar Regolith

The Ascent Stage

Parking Orbit

Rendezvous
posted by bondcliff at 12:43 PM on March 28, 2012


"Riding Fire" sound great, too bad someone is sitting on the domain name. But it comes close to expressing the thrill and danger of the program.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:47 PM on March 28, 2012


Moon Shots
posted by empath at 12:48 PM on March 28, 2012


Sea of Tranquility.
posted by Sphinx at 1:06 PM on March 28, 2012


A friend on Twitter* pointed out the obvious, "One Giant Leap."

alternately...

The Leap Years

(I may have mentioned on Twitter that I had spent like an hour torturing myself about this question)
posted by Narrative Priorities at 1:13 PM on March 28, 2012


Trans Lunar Injection.
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:23 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or, to be more romantic, "Because They Are Hard".

(Assuming the domain isn't taken up by something porny.)
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:27 PM on March 28, 2012


For some reason, I keep coming back to the idea of trail-blazing, both because the Apollo program was all about going somewhere that no one had been before, and because of the rocket trails created during lift-off. Unfortunately, most of the variants for that specific word aren't available as domains, but what about Blazing Trails? Combines the fire and heat imagery of the rocket in flight with the concept of discovery.
posted by ashirys at 1:29 PM on March 28, 2012


From Gus' eulogy, "Our Course on Earth is Done".
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:33 PM on March 28, 2012


For All Mankind . com
posted by Rash at 1:49 PM on March 28, 2012


moonmemories.com
moonmemoirs.com
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:52 PM on March 28, 2012


Lunar Emissions
posted by argonauta at 1:53 PM on March 28, 2012


How about Orange Soil? That was one of the more exciting surface EVA highlights on Apollo 17.

I remember learning about Apollo 17 from some obscure documentary back in the 80s. A few years later when Eugene Cernan came to the Philippines to give a talk, I approached the mic at question time and asked him about the orange soil thing. He was startled that some random Filipino fifth-grader was so well-acquainted with the details of the mission and said something along the lines of "Now this kid, this kid's been doin' his homework."
posted by brownpau at 2:18 PM on March 28, 2012


Riffing off of what The Bellman said, how about Ad Luna? (Someone feel free to correct my Latin if needed).
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 2:20 PM on March 28, 2012


2nding Trans Lunar Injection!
posted by Tom-B at 3:32 PM on March 28, 2012


Bonus awesomeness: if it`s a blog, use period correct dates for the posts! (ie moon landing in 1969, etc.)
posted by Tom-B at 3:35 PM on March 28, 2012


How about "To the MOON, Alice!"
posted by Drasher at 4:06 PM on March 28, 2012


Because It Was Up There.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:23 PM on March 28, 2012


Choose the Moon.
posted by kirkaracha at 4:44 PM on March 28, 2012


Tranquility Base
posted by fings at 5:33 PM on March 28, 2012


Other suggestions, thoughts?

Taming the moon
Blazing Paths
Handling Fire
Aiming for the moon
Capturing the Moon
Riding Fire to the Moon
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:48 PM on March 28, 2012


I am Flight and Flight is God.

Chris Kraft said that.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:32 AM on April 5, 2012


He did! I don't think it works as a blog name, but hell yeah as a post title, thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:46 AM on April 5, 2012


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