Where were you on July 20, 1969? If you don’t remember or weren’t born yet you can re-live the first walk on the Moon with a new interactive feature on NASA’s website. Listen to the audio, pan and explore the landing site, and go inside the Eagle lunar lander (not a lot of room in there!). Looking around Tranquility Base with the pan feature is a little counter-intuitive (opposite of what you do on Google Maps) but fun, nonetheless.
Look for lots of other fun ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 during the next couple of weeks. Google and NASA announced they will be unveiling something exciting on July 20, and word on the street is that it will be Google Moon in 3-D, made possible in part by the newly arrived Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
4 Replies to “Explore Tranquility Base With New Interactive Apollo 11 Feature”
Maybe even more fun for those of us who DO remember exactly where we were. One of my first, best memories was staying up late at a friend’s house watching every second of coverage!
Channeling charlesvane, I remember staying up late with a miniature reel-to-reel audio recorder to tape both the landing and the late-night lunar walk by Armstrong and Aldrin. The link sure does bring back sweet memories!
I was in Durness, Scotland, way up North. The weather was foul. We were all huddled around a turf-burning range in a tourist hostel, our ears galvanised to a little transistor radio…
I was -5 years old. : /
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