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A long overdue follow up to my 2018 video where I made an exact reproduction of the prop used in the film Apollo 13 - this time I show and demonstrate what a real Apollo era NASA Squawk Box looked and sounded like. Extra audio treats after the credit roll too.... Enjoy!
Making the Apollo 13 Squawk Box Prop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ewDH18JuA
0:00 - The Apollo 13 Prop Reproduction
2:05 - History of the NASA Squawk Box
3:30 - New-in-box opening...
5:52 - Open it up!
8:20 - Schematic and components
10:18 - Testing!
12:20 - It Works
13:40 - Conclusions
15:02 - Top Patron Credits
16:43 - Capcom audio from Apollo 13
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13 thoughts on “Real vs. fake nasa squawk boxes!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frogz says:

    i had 1 of these! i scrapped it for the speaker

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig C says:

    That was fascinating.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars iiTzTriz says:

    I can watch these types of videos all damn day, have no idea what she's saying sometimes but I still enjoy it

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael S says:

    "We got an undervolt." Today that would be we have a DNS drop.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jobos98 says:

    Cool Wacky Video.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gamerpaddy says:

    some record players (thorens, pro-ject) have 18vac (15vac under load) power bricks still today

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mach 7 Radio Intercepts says:

    I had to chuckle upon seeing that speaker in the movie, thinking, "Hey – someone out there has a DX-160."

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J.C. Wise says:

    I enjoyed this type of demoing unique electronic devices.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marcel Huguenin says:

    Love it you always put the devices in their context. Great to hear the original sound replayed on a genuine squad box!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars aserta says:

    Do you think the director asked for a "realistic NASA speakers" and someone just looked for a realistic speaker by mistake? :))

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Kinzer says:

    My guess is they got a bit "creative" to avoid using the actual model where people might expect to hear John Forsythe's voice over it from the Charlie's Angels TV show. After all, that speaker on the TV show was almost one of the characters. They probably wanted something more unfamiliar looking.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted McFadden says:

    Neat piece of history! Thanks for posting the whole audio track. Can't claim to understand everything they were saying — I'm not THAT familiar with the Apollo capsules. But, it was cool to hear how it actually went down, and it was fun identifying lines they used in the movie.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthias Schwab says:

    Danke!

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