Watch Apollo 11

Today was the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. To commemorate the mission, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum and AOL have created this site, which is a re-creation of the entire mission. It has a countdown for each stage, mission time, and time until they land on the moon (102 hours as of right now!) When the new stages begin, you get to watch a video of what happened during the stage and listen to the audio from the mission. There are video clips and picture galleries, too. You can download a countdown widget, and there are Twitter accounts for Capcom, the Shuttlecraft, and the Eagle Lunar Lander. It’s a really cool set-up, especially for people like me who didn’t get to see it in person in 1969. I’d definitely recommend you check it out.


1 Response to “Watch Apollo 11”

  1. 1 Andrew July 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    It’s a fantastic little website – I’m particularly thrilled with the twitter feature that they added up with the mission quotes. Apollo 11 was only the first of the landing missions, keep in mind. Hopefully, they’ll have more coverage of the remaining ones.

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