Dennis Wingo: Status, near end of day, January 16, 2014.
A very good day today. Came in early today and with several of the blank images that we have seen in the other ground station tapes, we have been able to get through a lot of tapes. AT the end of the day today we will finish M4-033! Running M4-032 now and will do one more before I leave.
That is 23 tapes today, bringing the number of tapes to go down to 346!
Just as an FYI we have 110 Madrid tapes so that is 67 (edit: miscount--- 77 to go) tapes to go to finish out Lunar Orbiter IV.
If everything holds out, we may finish Lunar Orbiter IV by next Friday. Then on to the final Orbiter, Lunar Orbiter 1!
Two interesting photo's today. The first is from a guy named Leo and he says hi to everyone from 1966. That was written on the inside of the cover of one of the tapes from Goldstone. The second is the stack of Lunar Orbiter IV tapes that are completed. They are ten high except for a couple stacks so you can figure out for yourselves how many we have done!'
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