Space age audio - fifty years on

The Apollo 11 moon landing encounters the Philips UFO.
Depending upon what source you read, the date for the introduction of the Philips UFO turntable might vary. Multiple sources indicate that the design was done by Patrice Dupont in 1969 - these include - and the book “L'utopie du tout plastique : 1960-1973”. However other online sources state the GF303 was manufactured from 1972-1974. Irrespective of which one is correct, it’s irrefutably a classic space-age design.
COMMENTS: Unfortunately as soon as this video was posted the comments were immediately inundated with individuals promoting their own agendas and conspiracy theories. As a result of this, other viewers complained that the comments needed moderating because of all the spam. I therefore pinned a notice to advise that comments would be moderated - however that idea got the free speech advocates up in arms.
So here's what I'm doing - I'm just going to let the comments do their own thing - I won't be reading them and I won't be moderating them.
I will be offline today, working on another video.
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    • @Monty Python the Flying Circus i use iZotope RX 5 have also used Spin It Again

      bronson osbornebronson osborne23 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • OMSI-Fan Mark I’m surprised that NASA hasn’t been relegated to licensing their ships, bases, and missions, by now, kinda like NPR and PBS...

      Carson B WagnerCarson B Wagner27 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Great... Now, all I can think about are the reasons that statistical rounding errors might occur... 🙄🤦‍♂️

      Carson B WagnerCarson B Wagner27 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You would have had a *beast* of a time moderating, due to the *number* of the comments. Yes, there are 666 comments. Well, there *were* 666 comments, until this one.

      Buddy ClemBuddy Clem27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pretty sure I once checked out that exact record, or one otherwise identical, as part of a book, from the local library when I was younger.

    Randy RinkerRandy Rinker3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It was the end. Space colonization and asteroid mining were too potentially disruptive. They had already decided this when they didn't let von Braun build his reusable orbital vehicle

    Rick LiebeRick Liebe6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We choose this not because it is easy, but because it is hodd.

    Reynaldo Luna Jr.Reynaldo Luna Jr.9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love it! Thank you!

    Nathan JonesNathan Jones10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • those cool Philips designs of the 1960s and 1970s ... i really love them! :-)

    dadautubedadautube11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:45... c'mon the shape of that chart is ridiculous

    Alby_TorinoAlby_Torino11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Was thinking there'd be muppets at the end of this one.. still great show as always!

  • i have just the record, no wrapper/book, got it for 25p from a charity shop !

    andygozzo72andygozzo7218 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • any chance in the future - you might be able to share a list of your restoration tools/equipment (and where to find them online)... I've seen that RRR Spray on a couple of your videos, I've got to get my hands on some.... thanks!

    Chris WashburnChris Washburn18 วันที่ผ่านมา

      TechmoanTechmoan18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Be sure to clean the stepped motor shaft for rubber residue and the finger oils you may have left when fiddling with it.

    Winters Battle of BandsWinters Battle of Bands19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Puppets? How can you puppet tease like that and not have puppets?

    hypurbanhypurban19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like the vaporwave intro.

    What's Up YTWhat's Up YT20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Want to know about optical vinal turntable or record player

    somnath roysomnath roy20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm actually wondering if the vibration damping might have gone away due to those rubber grommets having hardened over the decades.

    david halldavid hall21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you very much, thanks to you I was able to repair my UFO (red). It's always a pleasure to watch your videos. Tazio (France)

    philippe taziophilippe tazio22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The modern U-Turn Orbit turntable has the exact same problem with motor vibration traveling down to the stylus. Huge disappointment, but now I see they're just copying a classic!

    DJ Mike BradyDJ Mike Brady22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'd be shocked if it gets a content match. NASA works are copyrighted to the US Government and are this considered public works free of royalty in the US, though in practice the US considers it generally fair use worldwide.

    Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Astonishingly similar design to -> - No?

    Dave KDave K23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What!? No Retro-bright?

    StoutaraguaStoutaragua23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A Philips record played on....a Philips record player! Makes sense...

    George PriceGeorge Price23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The first that pop up in to my memory is: Dance to trance with the melody "We came in peace". Search it up on YT, it`s a classic trance track :-)

    C 110. See one ten.C 110. See one ten.23 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • This one It's amazing to me that 1991 is only 22 years removed from 1969, whereas 1991 is 28 years removed from 2019. Another thing I never really appreciated: the moon landing effort began in earnest in 1962 (Kennedy at Rice University) and completed by 1969. Then they did moon landings up until Dec 1972. Then Apollo was replaced by the Space Shuttle that operated from 1981 to 2011 (30 years, 135 launches). The reason I never appreciated the close proximity between Apollo and the Shuttle was because I was born in 1968, so I was too young to appreciate any of the moon trips. Obviously I heard of them, but to me they were always something from way back in the deep past. I always regarded the shuttle as the modern way to launch, and the rockets of old to be out of date and wasteful. Well they were - but then so too were the solid boosters off the shuttle. Oh well - and very interesting track too, btw!

      GrunchyGrunchy21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thank you again for showing us the near history we are not aware of that How can I download the ending demo music ?

    mehrdadjokermehrdadjoker24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great internet video content! It looks very good! Maintain the great job!

    headfonicheadfonic25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What a nice tribute... thanks for the video. From one of many of your US subscribers.

    John BeckerJohn Becker26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "We chose to play this Vinyl. Not because it is easy but because it is hard" - John F. Techmoannedy

    KRAFTWERK2K6KRAFTWERK2K626 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh a vinyl of the audio? That would go well to the 8mm Home-film reel that i have of the Apollo 11 mission. Got it on ebay many many years ago. It used to be colour film but it aged so badly and now there's only red left. It was already like that when i bought it.

    KRAFTWERK2K6KRAFTWERK2K626 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This reminds me that I still have my fathers Ferguson tape recorder and a pile of tapes needing to be transcribed with I think some moon landing recordings on them.

    sfbdotcomsfbdotcom26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I used to have that record but it got lost in one of my house moves :-( I do not remember if it was from News of the World, it was bought in the early 1970s at a Moon landing exhibition at Reading Museum.

    Peter JFPeter JF26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was 12 years old and set on the floor watching it all on a small black and white tv. I remember it like it was yesterday.

    Duke's WorldDuke's World26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wonder how long it will take for the conspiracy theorists to wiggle out of the woodwork, lol. Thanks for a great bit of entertainment mate, all the best! :)

    jezzermeiijezzermeii27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hope they make a physical release of the first U.S. Space Force mission audio.

    Carson B WagnerCarson B Wagner27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very informative video as always! I'd like to ask if there is a link for this 7" single. I can't find it nowhere. Thank you!

    Αλέξης ΤσιλίδηςΑλέξης Τσιλίδης27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What? Region free media? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!

    pawnmackpawnmack27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ah, so that's where the line from Independence Day comes from

    Nicola RedmondNicola Redmond27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only the government can restrict your free speech.

    James Faulkner IIJames Faulkner II27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good to hear Peter Thomas again. Viewers from America will recognize his voice from Forensic Files. And maybe this video...

    David ButlerDavid Butler27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You said at the start of the player that it doesn't work. But when you removed the rubber thingy you saw the wheel spinning, slow, but it was spinning.

    Xs2FunXs2Fun27 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Um, that's because he spun it by hand.

      Winters Battle of BandsWinters Battle of Bands19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:46 *5th grader laughing in the distance*

    Andrew BoykoAndrew Boyko27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow, somewhere in a box I still have that very record and remember all that packaging. I think I did put the poster up on the wall though, so that will have gone. Must dig it out.

    FFVoyagerFFVoyager27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For all mankind... Terms and conditions apply.

    SarkyBuggerSarkyBugger27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi Techmoan, You can set the tracking force with a Spring under the arm at the end.

    Rob DamenRob Damen27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You forgot to advertise the product that clean your glasses. Jesus Christ man, that was funny.

    Marcio FadelMarcio Fadel27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Another lovely video!!!!!This is like watching some 60' Sci fi series!!thumbs up!

    carlos alberto Gomezcarlos alberto Gomez27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have an Argentinian release of this record an uploaded it a few years ago.

    La Música de GogoLa Música de Gogo27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That was *fantastic* !!! Thanks for the dual 50 year “look back”!

    Love the Blue!Love the Blue!27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • hello what an unusally interestering video,not sure why,thanks keep up the good work.

    ben smithben smith28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nice!! Great video!! :-)

    Robert KohutRobert Kohut28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If there was a way to combine a waffle maker and a record pressing machine

    PrankZabbaPrankZabba28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There is currently a Japanese Pressing (with Japanese writing on the cover) on E-Bay.

    Mat SamuelMat Samuel28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A small square ot two of dynamat on the underside of the black panel may help with the resonance.

    Brian BorellBrian Borell28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The design of that record player is soooooooooo ahead of it's time, because it looks like as if it was made yesterday.

    3DPeter3DPeter28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wonderful. Thanks for a smashing Apollo 11 50th Anniversary video.

    MrSteveMrSteve28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That haggard cigarette announcer voice.

    Some DudeSome Dude28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • how many times i have taken something apart and reassembled not finding out why it was not working and low and behold now it does

    Dave WilcoDave Wilco28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now I have to have a copy of that record. :) and great video.

    ezzz9ezzz928 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am I the only one who cringed a bit when he brushed his fingers over the stylus tip? If it was a plain metal stylus, it might be okay, but you should never do that with a diamond stylus, as far as I know... Anyway, great video, and now I need to search for that record, it looks awesome! :) So is the turntable, but I wouldn't put any valuable records under such needle pressure...

    MetalTrabantMetalTrabant28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Comments of flatties and space deniers are annoying aren't they? Btw that's a very nice foldout that came with that vinyl. The motor has quite an unusual brush-commutator arrangement. Thanks for uploading this! Weltron made similar space-design devices for vinyl, 8-track & c-cassette. I've seen pictures so far of vinyl / 8-track / radio or vinyl / c-cassette / radio combos, and about at least 4 different variants of 8-track / radio or c-cassette / radio combo "space ball" designs, 2-2 of each. It'd be nice seeing a vid one day showing each of those Weltrons. Models 2001 / 2004 / 2005 / 2007 / 2010 / XX-10. Btw, can you make a vid on how did you manage to get them to make you that techmoan vinyl (of tefifon music)? :D

    750 kV750 kV28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That TT motor system is a Idler wheel

    Robert GreeneRobert Greene28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was great edutainment!!

    Steve GreenbergSteve Greenberg28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Im actually finding it really hard to find the vinyl on eBay. Im in Australia btw

    Samson OsztreicherSamson Osztreicher28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Anything that shows up here becomes instantly popular on eBay. Give it a few months. More copies will surface.

      Winters Battle of BandsWinters Battle of Bands19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow that Apollo 11 mission was 50 years ago.

    DrowsierYakDrowsierYak28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:39 rocket trajectory dong

    rus krus k28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Time to bust out some Moody Blues on vinyl. Specifically, "To Our Children's Children's Children." Fantastic album, that.

    Steve FSteve F28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Did the Moody Blues ever make a less-than-fantastic record? If so, i haven't heard about it. ;)

      BertyFromDKBertyFromDK26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i am so sorry to read the description ! i have enjoyed your TECH channel. i don't normally comment A) disability and B) when i watch your content, technology connections LTT or any other tech channel , i learn from them... as you all are consistently excellent in the presentation, i have had no queries.., yea, though we live in 'algorithmia', engagement is a unit of measure... yes we went, yes, they are both spheres and goaweay with other shyte!

    no middle groundno middle ground28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mrs. Torrence? Glad she was able to find someone else after the whole hotel debacle O.O

    Happy TorrenttHappy Torrentt28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a record like that by MGM. It talks about the launch, but not the landing.

    hardee hathardee hat28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My grandfather was having his house remodeled at the time of the moon landing, and the contractors all came inside at his invitation to sit and watch it with him and his family.

    That Filthy WeeabooThat Filthy Weeaboo28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “This’s not the end, only the very beginning.” Record stops. 🤣

    300DBenz300DBenz28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please do a review on this

    StefanoStefano28 วันที่ผ่านมา
Space age audio - fifty years on