Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apollo 11 - Forty Years Later and In Real Time

If you don't know July 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and the first steps on the moon.

NASA has something really special planned in celebration of this event, a virtual time capsule of audio. You can listen in "REAL TIME" plus 40 years to "live" streaming audio of the entire mission via the internet. So get your computers, PSPs, PS3's, iPhones and other webdevices ready and you can listen.

After July 20, 2009 you you can listen to audio from pre-launch, launch, orbit, on the way to the moon, to the landing, walk, and back at your own pace.

So take a walk back in time. Have a computer on in the background like the old AM radio of 40 years ago and let your imagination run wild.

Listen here:

Some historic Videos

Some video on the current Apollo 11 video Restoration project:

Future of Moon Exploration - SkyNews Australia "Spaceflight analyst and author of 'The New Moon Race' Dr. Morris Jones talks about America's goal to return to the moon by 2020 and China and India's space ambitions."

Unique Look into Apollo 11 from Down Under:

Sky News' Kieran Gilbert talks to the staff of the Honeysuckle Tracking Station and the role they played in mankind's giant leap.
(video broken into parts)

Part I

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4 and final video