If You Believe They Put a Man on the Moon

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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.


  1. Pam, I don’t know if you are interested in books or reading, but you have got to get the following book. It’s just incredible. It has a lot of information on John F. Kennedy, that is hard to find on the internet or any other history book. It gets practically everything right when it comes to making a book about JFK, and if you’re interested in the subject, it’s a must read. The fact that JFK’s own nephew approved of this book would suggest that it appeals to more general readers. It is called "JFK and the Unspeakable" by James W. Douglass.

  2. Wow; just found this post after all these years! I watched the moon landing, live with Walter. Though I had to go to bed as the landing occurred at night on a Sunday, I believe, I caught up with it all the next morning and was enthralled by many of the remaining landings. At the time my teachers did a great job of bringing Science into the classroom and making sure we understood the relevance; it turned into a lifelong hobby and employment in science and technology. Am thoroughly disgusted over the decades since watching Congress hobble the space program, the ignorant deride it, and others claim the landing did not happen. Cheers Pam, StayAtHomeDad aka kidsnowoutofcollegeandtheyregainfullyemployeddad


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