July 15, 2009

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11

In July, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's challenge to have a successful manned expedition to the moon before the end of the 1990s. Here are several sites that honor this tremendous human achievement.

This site from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum attempts to recreate the Apollo 11 mission in real-time. Visitors can follow the progress of the mission through three different Twitter feeds. A mission counter will displays on what stage the mission is currently. The site also features audio, video, and photos from the mission.

Google Moon features a map showcasing the landing sites of the Apollo Missions.

This site contains links to various NASA websites commemorating Apollo 11's 40th anniversary.

For current news about spaceflight around the moon, visit the website of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or follow its Twitter feed.

1 comment:

John Robertson said...

wechoosethemoon.com is playing the mission control audio for Apollo 11 in real-time! You can follow see the transcripts here: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/AS11_PAO.PDF.