Tuesday, July 14, 2009

If You Believe They Put a Man on the Moon


Woodstock has been in the news a lot lately because of the upcoming 40th anniversary, but another humongous 60s event took place in 1969 as well: the moon landing. Perhaps you remember watching the footage in grainy black and white in your family's living room. But if, like me, you weren't born yet in 1969 here's your chance to relive the event the way others did, with an online twist. A newly launched website - WeChooseTheMoon.org - will reenact the landing online, complete with Twitter feeds and transmissions between the space craft and Mission Control.

Here's more from the Associated Press:

"Internet visitors can see animated recreations of key events from the four-day mission, including when Apollo 11 first orbits the moon and when the lunar module separates from the command module, as well as browse video clips and photos and hear the radio transmission between the astronauts and NASA flight controllers."

The website is the creation of the John F. Kennedy Museum and goes live this Thursday. And if anyone out there has any memories they'd like to share of watching the moon landing on TV and where they were at the time, I'd love to hear them.

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